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Professor’s Books Offer Insight about Rutilio Grande

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Theologians book offers insight into the life of Fr. Rutilio Grande, S.J., who may be headed for sainthood.

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Religion Can Help College Women Who are Sexual Victims Deal with Distrust, Baylor Study Finds

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College women who have been sexually victimized not only fear their attackers — or those similar to them — but often have trouble trusting anyone after being assaulted. But religion can help them cope and overcome the emotional damage, according to Baylor University research.

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Keep Your Enemies Close? Study Finds Greater Proximity to Opponents Leads to More Polarization

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Encouraging adversaries to have more interpersonal contact to find common ground may work on occasion, but not necessarily in the U.S. Senate, according to new research.

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Religion Can Help College Women Who are Sexual Victims Deal with Emotional Damage and Distrust, Study Finds

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Many Religious People View Science Favorably, But Reject Certain Scientific Theories

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A new study finds that many U.S. adults — roughly one in five — are deeply religious, know a lot about science, and support many practical uses of science and technology in everyday life, but reject scientific explanations of creation and evolution.

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UK Computer Science Professor Leading Major Breakthrough in Reading Ancient Scrolls

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University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science's Brent Seales is on his way to making history, and uncovering it, with revolutionary software and 2,000-year old Herculaneum scrolls.

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U-M Experts Can Discuss Papal Visits to Sri Lanka, Philippines

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Pope Francis on Thursday visits the Philippines—one of the most devoutly Catholic countries in the world. Professors at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the pope's leadership challenges and the Church's influence in the country and other parts of Asia.

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Jewish Americans Who Attend Synagogue Enjoy Better Health, Baylor University Study Finds

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For Jewish Americans, going to synagogue makes a difference for health, according to a study of five large Jewish urban communities by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

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Portly Pastors Make Up More than a Third of American Clergy

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More than a third of American clergy members are obese, with stress, longer hours, being underpaid and lack of self-care among the reasons, according to a Baylor University study. But the pastoral profession has some built-in prevention methods that can help clergy be healthier if they take advantage of them.

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Exploring the Significance of ‘Sacred Moments’ in Therapy

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“My client said I was different than all other therapists in the sense that I was genuinely caring about him and paying attention to what he was saying and also to what he was not saying. It was like time had stopped and we were two vulnerable human beings connected at a very deep level—a ‘sacred’ moment.” New research from Bowling Green State University shows that these kinds of “sacred moments” between therapists and their clients lead to improved well- being for both sides, demonstrating the value of paying close attention to the spiritual dimension between providers and their patients.