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School Vouchers Bring More Money to Catholic Schools — but at a Cost, Study Finds

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The University of Notre Dame study found that voucher expansion caused significant declines in church donations and church spending on non-educational religious activities.

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Broken Pebbles Offer Clues to Paleolithic Funeral Rituals

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Researchers from Canada, the U.S. and Italy uncover evidence that people in the Upper Paleolithic Period used stone spatulas to decorate the bodies of the dead with ochre

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Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Speak at UC San Diego Commencement

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The University of California San Diego, one of the top 15 research universities in the world and recognized for its contributions to the public good, in partnership with The Friends of the Dalai Lama Foundation, founded by Ven. Lama Tenzin Dhonden the Personal Emissary for Peace to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, today announced that the exiled spiritual head and leader of the Tibetan people will offer the keynote address at the invitation-only UC San Diego All Campus Commencement June17, 2017. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will also speak June 16 at a second event, which will be open to the public. This will be his first 2017 U. S. tour stop.

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Suspicion of Muslims Has Historic Antecedents

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Going Deep: Sport and Spirituality Course Opens Students to Human, Divine Ideas of Athletics

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Creighton theologians ask students to examine Super Bowl as akin to religious festival.

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For Immigrant Mothers Delivering ‘the Talk,’ Facts Trump Culture

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Where a shift in cultural behaviors and beliefs typically takes three generations, new research has found that among African immigrant mothers, cultural views regarding sex are rarely passed down to their children, indicating change after a single generation.

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College-Educated Keep the Faith, Study Shows

America's college-educated actually attend church more often than those who lack a degree. The "faith-killing" impact of higher education relates to church-going habits in high school years as well as choice of college.

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Gonzaga Religious Studies Lecture Jan. 30 by Jonathan Brown Addresses Islam, Interreligious Dialogue

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Jonathan Brown, the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, will discuss, “Why Shouldn’t I Think There’s a Problem with Islam?” in a free, public lecture at 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30 at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center Ballroom.

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Questioning Post-Soviet in a New Era of Russian-American Relations

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Allegations and investigations into interference in the U.S. Presidential election have brought Russian-American relations into the national spotlight in a way unseen since the fall of the Soviet Union 25 years ago.

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Can the Comorbidity of Depression and Psychopathy Be the Devil's Work?

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Occult practices feed both depression and psychopathy.

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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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