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Religious Involvement Lessens Likelihood of Owning a Handgun

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Americans who are more involved in religious congregations are less likely to own handguns, according to a new study by Wake Forest University sociologist David Yamane.

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UIC Historian to Head Religious Historical Society

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University of Illinois at Chicago religious scholar Ralph Keen has been chosen as president-elect of the American Society of Church History.

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CSU Dominguez Hill's SLICE Center Displays more than 50 Native American Baskets

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Since September 2016, CSU Dominguez Hills has been receiving Indian baskets from as far back as the mid-19th Century.

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Making the Most of the Holidays When You’re Hospitalized

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When a patient is hospitalized over the holidays, it can intensify the feelings of "holiday blues." Here are some tips to make the most of the holidays when hospitalized.

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UofL Study Examines Experiences of Muslim Cancer Survivors

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A study being conducted at the University of Louisville School of Nursing will provide insight into cultural and religious influences on the experiences of Muslim cancer survivors living in the United States. The results will be used to develop culturally and religiously-sensitive interventions, such as support groups for Muslim cancer survivors, to improve quality of life and health outcomes.

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Catholics More Committed to Workplaces Than Evangelicals Are, Baylor Study Finds

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Catholics are more emotionally committed to their workplaces than are Evangelicals — and people with strong attachments to God, regardless of their faith group, are more committed to their jobs when they work for smaller companies, according to a Baylor University study.

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Study Finds Ideology as Important an Inspiration to American Jihadists as Affiliation with Islamic State Group

A new study from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism found that American jihadists continue to draw inspiration from a variety of groups other than the Islamic State group (IS).

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This Is Your Brain on God: Spiritual Experiences Activate Brain Reward Circuits

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and music, report researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The findings will be published Nov. 29 in the journal Social Neuroscience.

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Reliance on Reason, Evidence as a Moral Issue Measured in Study

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While some people rely more on reason and evidence than others when deciding on their beliefs, a new report suggests people can also come to see a reliance on reason and evidence as a moral issue – to see the rationality of another's beliefs as indicative of their morality.

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GW to Establish New Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership

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The George Washington University has launched a new center focused on Jewish education and professional leadership.

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Researchers Study How Religious Organizations Influence Political Efficacy in 2016 Presidential Election

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Researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service are studying how politics and religion mesh in the 2016 presidential election. The nonpartisan study is led by Dr. Rebecca Glazier, UALR associate professor of political science, and Dr. Warigia Bowman, assistant professor at Clinton School of Public Service, to understand how the efforts of churches, mosques, and synagogues in Little Rock influence their communities and congregations.

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‘Under Caesar’s Sword’ Documentary Explores Christians’ Response to Persecution

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A new documentary from the University of Notre Dame and the Religious Freedom Institute looks in-depth at how Christian communities around the world respond when their religious freedom is violated.

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White Supremacist Activity Spikes When Trump Talks Anti-Immigration: Vanderbilt Researcher

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The presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has coincided with a large spike in white supremacist activity on the Internet, with Jewish journalists targeted in particular, according to a Vanderbilt professor. “The Trump campaign has given the white nationalist movement a long-awaited opportunity to spread its message to a national audience,” said Sophie Bjork-James, who tracks white nationalist Internet groups and is a post-doctoral fellow and lecturer of anthropology at Vanderbilt University.

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New Study Highlights the Benefits of BRCA Testing for All People of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent

A new study published in the journal Genetics in Medicine, conducted by Montefiore-Einstein’s Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH) and the Division of Reproductive and Medical Genetics, has found that BRCA screening should be routinely offered to all adults of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Currently this is not the standard of care, which we found may be leading to more individuals unknowingly being at high cancer risk.

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Creighton Jesuit, Present at Congregation, Available to Speak on Election of New Jesuit Superior General

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Creighton U Experts Available to Talk About Jesuit Election of Order's New Leader.

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Gonzaga Launches Center for Public Humanities, Directed by Professor Brian Cooney

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s College of Arts and Sciences announces its new Center for Public Humanities, directed by Brian Cooney, professor of English. The center will focus on veterans this academic year with special guests including William D. Adams, chair of the National Endowment of the Humanities, and American novelists Tim O’Brien and Whitney Terrell.

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Study Shows How a Community’s Culture and Social Connectedness Can Increase Suicide Risk

Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study.

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Islamic Banking Lends Advantage to Financial Institutions

Switching from conventional ‘Western’ financial practices to Islamic banking gives distinct advantages to banks, with the change improving the liquidity and value of stocks.

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'Death Industry' in U.S. Has Ignored Growing Latino Population Too Long, Study Finds

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Death research in the United States mostly overlooks bereavement customs of those who are not Anglo-Protestants, says a Baylor University researcher. She hopes to correct that — beginning with a study of Catholic Latino communities, who often hold overnight wakes and present food to the deceased.







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