Religious Artisans Find Inspiration in Faith
From stained-glass to calligraphy, art has always contributed to religious traditions. Forbidden images, illuminated manuscripts and even maps testify to the creativity humans bring to the project of making the transcendent tangible. Artists make meaning manifest visually, tactically and aurally. These five artisans leave the world more beautiful than they found it.
The Religious Freedom Impacts of Texas’ Abortion Law
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, let a Texas abortion law stand last week. This law would prohibit abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy, which is when a heartbeat can usually be detected. The Texas legislators who drafted this law fashioned a novel and legally contested system to enforce it.
Pandemic Again Disrupts High Holy Days
As customary, there will be celebrations and somber reflections as American Jews observe the upcoming High Holy Days — their faith’s most important period. There also will be deep disappointment, as rabbis once again cancel or limit in-person worship due to the persisting COVID-19 pandemic and quick-spreading delta variant. . “I’m crushed emotionally that we’re not able to be in-person,” said Rabbi Judith Siegal, whose Temple Judea in Coral Gables, Florida, will hold only virtual services for the holy days.
Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Mandates?
How 911 Changed Religion and Faith