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Religion and Happiness

The Spiritual Key To Thriving At College

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion

Brandon Dale was approaching the end of his sophomore year of college when he received distressing news. His brother had been in a severe car acci...

Belief In Hell Comes With Big Downside, New Survey Shows

LiveScience | Wynne Perry | Posted 03.04.2014 | Science

Fire, brimstone, eternal suffering — hell is not a pleasant concept. But research has pointed to the societal benefits of a belief in supernatural ...

Are Religious People Happier Than Non-Believers?

Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion

Washington Post religion reporter Sally Quinn claimed that "Religion is a sure route to true happiness" in an opinion piece-- but is that really the c...

Looking For Happiness? Try Religion

Posted 02.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

People turn to religion in times of joy and times of pain, but are religious people actually any happier than those who don't believe? HuffPost Liv...

Are Religious People Happier?

Nigel Barber | Posted 09.29.2012 | World
Nigel Barber

If religion contributes to happiness, then the most religious countries should be happiest. Yet, the opposite is true.

Ask Pastor Paul: Can I Offer Words From My Pagan Tradition At My Christian Mother's Memorial Service?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Is the purpose of the funeral to respect the harmony of the majority or to allow each individual to grieve in the manner that best fits them?

Jews Score Highest On "Well-Being" Survey

Posted 05.25.2011 | 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.

Gallup: Religious Americans Have Highest Levels Of Well-Being

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) The most religious Americans also have the highest rates of well-being, according to a new Gallup surv...

The Role of Happiness in the World Religions

April L. Bogle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
April L. Bogle

In major religious traditions, is happiness a good thing, or bad? To be sought in this life, or the next? We're about to find out.

Does Religion Make You Happier?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kristen Houghton

Does religion make you happier, or does it simply amplify what you already have?