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Happiness and Religion

If Money, Success, and Beauty Don't Make You Happy, What Does?

Martin Thielen | Posted 01.27.2017 | Religion
Martin Thielen

I'm not suggesting that happiness is the ultimate goal of Christianity because it is not. But the quest for authentic contentment -- which every heart longs for and every person seeks -- leads us to significant Christian themes, including relationships, generosity, service, forgiveness, gratitude, and faith.

Kathleen Buckstaff: Secrets of Happiness

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Kathleen Buckstaff

It was reunion weekend at Stanford University. The opening talk was a roundtable discussion held in the basketball arena. Katie Couric was the host, a...

Jews Score Highest On "Well-Being" Survey

Posted 08.01.2015 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service American Jews scored the highest of any religious group on a "well-being" index even though more than half...

Top 10 Things Religious Leaders Say about Happiness

Mary J. Loftus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary J. Loftus

Spiritual leaders from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist traditions agree wholeheartedly that faithfulness and happiness are not mutually exclusive.