Feature Channels:

Religion

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Religion, Children, Psychology, Research

Parents, Listen up: Children Keep Still During Prayer

prayingfam.jpg

Preschool-aged children, and their parents, are more likely to view the physical actions of prayer (i.e., closing eyes, folding hands) to help with reflection and communicating with God. This is according to a new study by Rebekah Richert, a psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside. The paper, titled “Folding Your Hands Helps God Hear You: Prayer and Anthropomorphism in Parents and Children,” was published in Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Marriage, Divorce, Family, Relationships, Pornography, Couples, Religion, Sociology

Beginning Pornography Use Associated with Increase in Probability of Divorce

Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new study.

Life

Law and Public Policy

Channels:

Sahar Aziz, burkini, Muslim, Dress Codes, Terrorism

‘Burkini’ Ban in France Misogynist, Erodes Credibility of Western Nations

Medicine

Channels:

Latino Health, Hispanic paradox, Aging, Youth, Biological Clock, Epigenetics, DNA, Ethnicity & Disease

It's True: Latinos Age Slower Than Other Ethnicities

Latinofamilyhottub.jpg

A UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. The findings may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for everyone.

Medicine

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Medicine And Health, parenting child care, Family, Pediatrics

Providers Face Cultural Challenges When Evaluating Refugee Children

Numerous challenges face providers who are administering developmental screenings for refugee children, including differences in cultural and religious beliefs, language barriers, and disparate education levels, according to new research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) published in the journal Pediatrics.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Collaboration, Attitude, Personality, Researchers/Scientist/Awards, Socioeconomic

Sussex-Led Research Explodes the Myth of a 'West vs. Rest' Cultural Divide

A major international research project led by a University of Sussex academic provides new evidence that the common belief in a cultural divide between the West and the rest of the world is little more than a myth.

Medicine

Channels:

Religion, Signaling Theory, Social, Community, Benefit, Cost

Religious Actions Convey Prosocial Intent, Finds Study

TamilreligiousactcourtesyEleanorPower.jpg

A new study suggests that people who participate in regular religious acts send a clear signal to others that they're ready and willing to contribute to their communities.

Life

Arts and Humanities

Channels:

Yiddish, Language Studies, Jewish diaspora, Jewish Community, Ashkenazi Jews, Cultural Studies

Yiddish Language Courses Thriving at Binghamton University

Judaicstudies_1.jpg

Yiddish is a language spoken by few but remembered by many. The language is alive and well on many U.S. campuses--including Binghamton University in New York, where Yiddish classes, available since the 1980s, are seeing growth in enrollment and are consistently full to capacity.

Business

Channels:

Construction Project, Athletics, Jesuits

Gonzaga Trustees Approve Construction of Jesuit Residence and Center for Athletic Achievement

GUJesuitHouseresidencerendering.jpg

SPOKANE, Wash. – In a resounding affirmation of the continuing success of its $250 million Gonzaga Will capital campaign, the Gonzaga University Board of Trustees has approved the investment of more than $36.3 million to construct a new Jesuit Residence, a home and spiritual haven for Jesuits, and the Center for Athletic Achievement to support student-athletes.

Science

Channels:

archealogy, History, New World

Cave Discoveries Shed New Light on Native and European Religious Encounters in the Americas

120048_web.jpg

A project led by archaeologists from the British Museum and the University of Leicester has discovered remarkable evidence which shows how the first generations of Europeans to arrive in the Americas engaged with indigenous peoples and their spiritual beliefs deep inside the caves of a remote Caribbean island.

Science

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Earth Science, Ecology and Environment, Education, Philosphy, Religion, Social And Behavioral Sciences, Political Science

Religiosity Diminishes Conservative Opposition to Eco-Friendly Buying

20.jpg

Some people have perceived that the combination of religion and political conservatism exacerbates environmental concerns in the United States. But researchers from Rice University and Baruch College have found evidence that religious identification and belief in a god dampen the otherwise strong negative effect that political conservatism typically has on whether people make purchasing decisions with concern for the environment in mind.

Medicine

Channels:

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, GW Institute for Spirituality and Health, Spirituality, spirituality and medicine, spirituality in medicine, Medicine, Patient Care, Health Care System

The GW Institute for Spirituality and Health Celebrates 15 Years

The George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. GWish is a recognized leader in building the global movement to create more compassionate health care systems.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Revealing the ‘Taboo’ of Retirement for Catholic Priests; Declining Population, Burnout

Catholic_Priest.jpg

You’ve heard of physician shortages. But, Catholic priests? They are in a similar dilemma with fewer options to retire from their diocese. And, unlike medicine, priesthood is not a lucrative profession. By 2019, half of all active priests will be at the minimum retirement age of 70. The impression is that priesthood is a vocation from which there can be no retirement. But after decades of service is it reasonable for a priest to say “enough!”?

Science

Channels:

Ancient mosaics, ancient coins, Excavation in Israel, Synagogue excavation, parting of the Red Sea, Huqoq site, Baylor University

Baylor University Professor and Students Help Unearth Ancient Mosaics and Coins in Synagogue Ruins in Israel

Mosaic1.jpg

Ancient mosaics depicting Noah’s ark and the parting of the Red Sea have been discovered by university scholars and students excavating a synagogue in Israel that dates to the fifth century.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Economy, Immigration, Migration, Religion, global policy, religion in Africa, Pew Charitable Trusts, Baylor University, Institute for Studies of Religion

Baylor Historian to Discuss Global Trends at Panel Discussion in Washington, D.C., July 12

Key global demographic trends affecting issues of faith, migration and the economy will be discussed by an expert panel, including Baylor University religion historian Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., at the Washington, D.C., office of The Pew Charitable Trusts on Tuesday, July 12. Panelists will discuss the data behind global trends and their policy implications during the event, “Global Trends: New Demographics and Their Implications.”

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Sexual Behavior, Social Behavioral Sciences

Religion Shown to Steer Adolescents Away From Pornography

A new study authored by University of Calgary researchers in the Journal of Adolescence examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance significantly tempers such actions.

Medicine

Channels:

Patient Care, Heart Failure, Spiritual, Spirituality, Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Study to Explore Role of Spirituality Among African-Americans with Chronic Illness

Ejem_Deborah2_RT.jpg

Spirituality plays a central role in many aspects of African-American culture, and UAB School of Nursing postdoctoral scholar Deborah Ejem, Ph.D., will explore how significant a factor it is.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

radical Islam, Terror Attacks, Terrorism, Extremism, Extremists

Expert Available to Discuss Radicalization of Islam and Terrorism

rahmad.jpg

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Study Reveals if Spirituality, Religion Help Parents Cope After Losing a Child

grieving-mother.jpg

Nothing is more devastating for a parent than the death of a child. Yet, few studies have examined parents’ mental health and personal growth, especially in black and Hispanic parents, following their child’s death in the hospital, and the role of spirituality or religion in helping them cope. Results reveal important differences in how mothers and fathers cope with the death of a child.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Great Outdoors Month, June, Nature and religion, Nature and Spirituality, Congregations

Mother Nature and the Spiritual Side: Can Lovely Weather and Scenery Make a Difference?

natureandreligion.jpg

June is national Great Outdoors Month, and that may have religious implications as people spend more time outside — in particular if they live in or visit an area with beautiful weather and scenery. U.S. counties with more pleasant weather and such attractions as mountains and waterfronts also have lower rates of affiliation with religious organizations, according to a Baylor University study.







Chat now!