Rituals of rest and contemplation are woven into many religious traditions around the world.
Most religions have periods of rest incorporated into their practice. Medical science has affirmed that short periods of contemplation can have benefits for one’s physical and mental health.
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 Christian movement led by popular independent religious entrepreneurs, often referred to as ‘apostles,’ is changing the religious landscape of America.
Church affiliation and attendance is on the wane in Australia – a trend that is unlikely to be reversed be the recent slew of sex abuse scandals.