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Yiddish Language Courses Thriving at Binghamton University

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Religiosity Diminishes Conservative Opposition to Eco-Friendly Buying

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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.

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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.

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

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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!”?

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

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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

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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.

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Expert Available to Discuss Radicalization of Islam and Terrorism

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Too Much Sex Causes Genitals to Change Shape in Beetle Study, Expert on Managing Wedding Stress, Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

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Evolution and Religion: New Insight Into Instructor Attitudes in Arizona

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Evolution can be an emotionally charged topic in education, given a wide range of perspectives on it. Two researchers from Arizona State University are taking an in-depth look at how college professors handle it.

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More Churches Participating in Service-Related Activities, Fewer in Political Activities

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The percentage of politically active churches is decreasing, according to a first-of-its-kind national study by Indiana University that also reveals an increase in the percentage of churches engaged in service activity.

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Faith and ‘The Facebook Effect’: Young Social Media Regulars Less Committed to One Religion, Baylor Study Finds

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Youths who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches — than those who do not use social media, according to a Baylor University study.