Religion and Spirituality

America can be better if we try

For the publisher: The only way for me to pronounce or write the word “hate” is: “I hate hate”. In my daily interactions with my fellow Americans, I seem to be constitutionally incapable of judging anyone for being different from me, a white man who never understood the other two …

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Search | Latino Research Center | Liberal Arts University

Northern Nevada Latin American Oral History Project The Latin American population of northern Nevada continues to grow and now represents about 25% of the total northern population. Latin Americans make up about a quarter of the population, but little is known about their social, cultural and economic contributions. The purpose …

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As Black Faith Communities Deal With COVID-19 Fallout, NJ Deacon Helps Raise Mental Health Awareness

As an ordained deacon, Laverne Williams noticed in the 1990s that many members of the congregation of black churches often went to members of the clergy for help with mental health issues. But honest conversations about mental health in churches weren’t a regular occurrence at the time, and health was …

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June programs set at Cobblestone Springs

Cobblestone Springs | Special for The Chronicle-Express DUNDEE – Cobblestone Springs is an Interfaith Retreat / Renewal Center located in a historic 1840s cobblestone mansion overlooking the Seneca Lake Valley. It regularly offers programs related to spirituality, community and ecology. Sound bathing experience in a meditation and chanting bowl June …

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People wanted for investigation into religious identity | Advice

DEAR READERS: A group of distinguished psychiatrists, the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), needs the help of some of you. They seek to understand how religious identity – being spiritual, religious, spiritual but not religious, or neither religious nor spiritual – has a positive or negative impact on …

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Spiritual but not religious – Resident of Portugal

Our monthly column seeks to offer open, clarifying and meaningful answers to readers’ questions about spirituality. Send your questions to the resident. Q: Do I have to go to church to be a good Christian?Many would answer this question with an unqualified “yes”, perhaps citing the command to “remember the …

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New study links intrinsic religious motivation to higher-level thought patterns

New research shows that specific forms of religious motivation are associated with higher level thought patterns. The results, which appear in the Journal for the scientific study of religion, shed light on the cognitive foundations of the relationship between religion and the meaning of life. “I became interested in the …

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Standard: search for spirituality (S7, Ep. 3)

Matthieu bessant In the third episode of this season Switchboard, Izzy and Nora listen to people from college with different backgrounds of religion and spirituality in Cambridge. During the episode, the hosts discover how people of different spirituality and faith find bonds and community in the midst of university life. …

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Photos of the week: Buddha’s birthday; vaccination campaigns

(RNS) – Each week, Religion News Service features a photo gallery of religious expressions from around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the Buddha’s birthday, religious vaccination efforts, and more. Note: RNS expands photos of the week to include photos of readers. Please submit current photos of your practice …

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