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Religious children aren't less generous after all

ResearchGate | Posted 01.19.2017 | Science

A study finding that children with a Christian or Muslim upbringing were less altruistic than their non-religious counterparts made waves in 2015. How...

The Noble Politics Of Winter Graduation

Jonathan Ebel | Posted 01.17.2017 | Education
Jonathan Ebel

The weather in Champaign-Urbana on December 17, 2016 was beyond shitty. There had been rain on Friday the 16th, followed by a cold front that turned t...

Gospel of Wealth Preachers At Inauguration

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2017 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Pardon me. This piece is admittedly too clever by half, but then again, so is The Gospel of Wealth. Two preachers, male and female, both proponents o...

Europe must open up to new ideas about the secular state

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.16.2017 | Religion
The Conversation Global

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute and Gurpreet Mahajan, Jawaharlal Nehru University Religion is one of the...

Morgan Freeman Explores What Unites The World's Religions In 'The Story Of God'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.13.2017 | Religion

Morgan Freeman has been up close and personal with God as a character in films, but his own experience of the divine is more nuanced than his playful ...

Humanists Integrate, Religionists Segregate

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2017 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Ancient and Renaissance Christian intellectuals claimed all that was beautiful and humane in pre-Christian Greek and Roman pagan literature was really...

The Simple Beauty In How 5-Year-Olds From Different Faiths Prepare For Religious Services

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.12.2017 | OWN

Five children. Five countries. Five religions. It might seem as if children like that couldn’t be more different, but in less than five minutes, dir...

Breathing without living: the plight of Christians in Pakistan

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion
The Conversation Global

The nativity scene, organised and prepared by Christians in Peshawar just before Christmas. A.Khan, Author provided Altaf Khan, University of Peshawa...

What's missing in the teaching of Islam

The Conversation US | Posted 01.11.2017 | Religion
The Conversation US

Kishwar Rizvi, Yale University There has been much misinformation about Islam. Reports in Western media tend to perpetuate stereotypes that Islam is ...

Religion: Gas-Lighting Children Since Time Immemorial

Russ Belville | Posted 01.11.2017 | Religion
Russ Belville

Gaslighting or gas-lighting is a form of manipulation through persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying in an attempt to destabilize a...

Is It Luck Or Brains?

Honey Good | Posted 01.10.2017 | Women
Honey Good

I wear my red kabbalah string. I wear a gold good luck piece around my neck. Of the two lucky items, my red kabbalah string is far more significant i...

Religion Scholar Huston Smith -- A Mentor to Millions

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 01.09.2017 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

His millions of fans and admirers around the world have known this was coming. Religion scholar Huston Smith was well into his 90s. His mind was sharp, but his hearing was failing. He had taken to a wheelchair in recent years. His last books were inspired -- but short.

Feeling so emotional: why we rage about religion on Facebook

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.09.2017 | Religion
The Conversation Global

Debates about religion trigger strong emotional feelings especially on social media. Florian Prischl/flickr, CC BY-NC Mona Abdel Fatil, University of...

It's The Faith Talking: How Religion May Reduce Alcohol Abuse

David Briggs | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
David Briggs

A new wave of studies provides insights into the myriad ways religion appears to protect against alcohol abuse.

Resistance Is Patriotic -- And Christian

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
Jim Wallis

A conservative evangelical national leader called me during the election campaign. He reminded me how much he cared about abortion, religious liberty,...

'City of the Sun' Reveals True Middle East: Juliana Maio Speaks

Carol Ruth Weber | Posted 01.05.2017 | Entertainment
Carol Ruth Weber

When thinking of Egypt one normally would not equate the country as being friendly to those of Jewish faith or heritage. Juliana Maio, author, produce...

RIP Huston Smith, The Man Of Religions

Philip Goldberg | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

A year that brought the passing of too many important public figures capped it off with the death of the past century's leading explainer of religion ...

King Trump, God and Man

Shea Watts | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
Shea Watts

I should not have been surprised by Trump's success among evangelicals. In fact, after I took some time to process and reflect, I now see that Trump is, in many ways, analogous to the evangelical God.

Islamophobia and Art

Lydia Canaan | Posted 01.02.2017 | World
Lydia Canaan

This is the speech I delivered at the 25th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on March 17, 2014 at the Palais des Nations in G...

Across Centuries, Jewish Culture, Art & History Illuminated in NYC Exhibits: A Lost Diary of a Converso Jew, Medieval Jerusalem & Mah Jongg are Featured

Penny Schwartz | Posted 01.02.2017 | Arts
Penny Schwartz

A version of this article published earlier in Jewish Journal Boston New York City - From the East Side to the West Side, from uptown to the Souther...

How My Journey To Find God Brought Me To A Synagogue.

Farrah Alexander | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
Farrah Alexander

When I was a child, the Christian church my family attended and where my grandma played the organ felt like home. I loved Sunday school. The youth ministers were like family. I enthusiastically chose to be baptized. I could recite all the books of the bible in order, although now I'm not sure why.

Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

Baha'is Prepare for Bicentennial in 2017

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

As 2017 begins, over 5 million Baha'is worldwide are preparing for major upcoming celebrations. On October 22, 2017, in some 100,000 localities world...

The dangerous demography of Christmas

Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba | Posted 12.26.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba

Every year during Christmas, I'm struck by how important demographic data have been in shaping the course of history, often for the worse. The Bible v...

Baby Jesus and the War on Christmas

John C. Wathey | Posted 12.25.2016 | Religion
John C. Wathey

Christmas as a Microcosm of the Roots of Religion Christmas and our popular obsessions with it have much to teach us about where religion really come...