Menachem Wecker

Menachem Wecker is a freelance reporter in Washington, D.C. He holds a master's degree in art history from George Washington University, is a former education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, and is co-author of Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education (2014). His website is

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In 25 years, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art hasn't shied from risks

Art and beauty can carve a path through a fallen world

Non-Catholics enjoy challenges of teaching in Catholic setting

Data mining gets religion as campaigns target voters of faith

Corot acknowledges male gaze in painting

Newly-unionized adjuncts sign contract with Fordham University

Two new art exhibits address earthly spirituality