Students generally become more appreciative of sexual diversity during college.
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A survey of over 3,000 students found that how much students' appreciation of gay, lesbian and bisexual people increased during college varied by their school's religious affiliation.
Community storytelling can help participants remember, cope with and heal from traumatic experiences.
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The rituals of ancient Greece – especially public performances of tragic plays – have remarkable resonance with the current moment.
President Trump’s ban on immigration from several mostly Muslim countries was ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court. President Biden revoked it on his first day in office.
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A civil rights group is suing Facebook for its failure to stop the spread of anti-Muslim hate speech on the platform.
Stripped of benefits, some former prisoners are forced to rely on charity.
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Formerly incarcerated Americans face food insecurity rates double that of the general population. A 1996 law that prohibits drug felons from getting crucial benefits may be partially to blame.
What is Marvel if not mythology persevering?
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'WandaVision' reimagines stories from Egyptian and Greek mythology, as well as Buddhist tradition.
A recent Pew survey found that American Jews are increasingly becoming more diverse and politically polarized.
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The American Jewish community is changing as it becomes increasingly diverse and politically polarized.
A gathering of women survivors at a Solace Ministries meeting, near Kigali, Rwanda, in 2010.
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A scholar of the Rwandan genocide argues that while a genocide and a pandemic are very different, the experiences of Rwanda's survivors may provide lessons on how to heal from pandemic trauma.
What would happen if companies stopped paying ransoms?
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The FBI and Treasury Department frown on the idea of paying off cyber attackers. But there is sufficient ethical and legal gray areas to make it a real moral quandary for business leaders.
Muslim women in India protesting against the use of Sharia as a tool for oppression.
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Sharia is often portrayed as being brutal and barbaric. However, in many parts of the world, women are using Sharia to stop oppressive practices.
A shot and a small fortune could entice some to get vaccinated.
Offering incentives to encourage good health behavior isn't new, but it does raise concerns. A behavioral scientist explains how rewarding those taking a shot need not keep ethicists up at night.
Church closures were among the most contested measures brought in to fight COVID-19.
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Public health officials and religious conservatives fought over church closures. Data now shows that those who attended worship more frequently in the pandemic reported higher rates of the virus.
A condolence message and candles for the victims of a stampede during a Jewish ultra-Orthodox mass pilgrimage to Mount Meron, projected on a wall of Jerusalem’s Old City.
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The Lag BaOmer pilgrimage, in which 45 people died recently, takes place each year to what is believed to be the gravesite of the second-century Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Attempts to integrate Palestinian citizens of Israel into the Israeli state have failed. What is emerging is growing solidarity with those living in occupied territories, argues a scholar of the region.
Muslims pray at the Mihrab, a niche in a wall indicating the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, at the Foundation Stone, located under the Dome of the Rock in the Al- Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City.
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The Masjid al-Aqsa of Jerusalem is linked in the Quran to the story of the night journey of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and has deep religious meaning for Muslims across the world.
A form of ‘canceling’ was common among Baptists in America.
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Excommunicating a church member, like 'canceling' someone on social media, serves to cleanse the body politic of behavior deemed damaging, suggests a scholar of political theology.
Nothing demonstrates our reliance on each other like a highly contagious disease.
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A British literature scholar explains how philosopher John Locke's theory of selfhood will not help the pandemic recovery, if individuals fail to see themselves as interconnected.
President Joe Biden’s progressive values jar with the conservatism of some Catholic bishops.
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Communion is the central act of Catholic worship. So why are some US bishops trying to stop President Joe Biden – a devout Catholic – from partaking?
The rate of intellectual disabilities is disproportionately high among incarcerated populations.
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A quarter of prisoners report a cognitive, intellectual or developmental disability. But the true figure could be even higher.
Caliban implores his fellow island dwellers to listen to the noises in “The Tempest.”
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Scholars have scoured the works of the great playwright for clues about his faith. A scholar of theology and Shakespeare's works says it isn't as simple as that.
Greek hero Odysseus reunites with his wife, Penelope, upon his return to Ithaca, in an illustration from Homer’s epic.
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A scholar of Greek literature writes why we need to turn to the past to understand the present – and the lessons that Homer's hero, Odysseus, holds for us.