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Study Finds People’s Spiritual Awareness Varies Throughout the Day

People who report having spiritual awareness have it vary throughout the day, rather than being constant, according to a study by University of Connecticut researchers.

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Racial Attitudes of Blacks in Multiracial Congregations Resemble Those of Whites, Study Finds

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Troubling questions about multiracial congregations’ potential to address racial inequality are raised by a new national study done by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Southern California and the University of Chicago.

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Papal Experts Available to Speak on Pope Francis' Visit

Creighton University has several experts available to discuss elements of Pope Francis' message and ministry.

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Communities with Beautiful Scenery, Weather Have Lower Rates of Religious Affiliation

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Counties in the United States with more beautiful weather and scenery have lower rates of membership and affiliation with religious organizations, according to a Baylor University study.

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Brent Seales' Research Team Reveals Biblical Text From Damaged Scroll

For the first time, advanced technologies made it possible to read parts of a damaged scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, discovered inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue at Ein Gedi in Israel. High-resolution scanning and UK Professor Brent Seales' revolutionary virtual unwrapping tool revealed verses from the Book of Leviticus.

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How Religion and the Environment Mix -- in a Good Way

Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change marked an historic event, but as American University Philosophy and Religion Associate Prof. Evan Berry points out, Christianity’s ties with ecology are far from new. Berry's new book explores the religious roots of environmentalism.

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Study: Why Social Workers Aren’t Discussing Religion and Spirituality with Clients

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New research by a Baylor University professor shows that licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), who account for the largest number of clinically trained helping professionals, believe that discussions about their clients’ religion and spirituality can often lead to improved health and mental health, but practitioners are not integrating these conversations into their counseling sessions.

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Huge Congregations View Racial Inequality Differently than Others Do, Baylor Study Shows

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Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.

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Religious Freedom, Public Health, and Social Justice Impact of SCOTUS ACA Ruling

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Long-term Survey to Follow College Students’ Experiences with Faith, Diversity

Incoming freshmen at more than 130 colleges and universities will take surveys this year about a vital but often overlooked aspect of campus life: how students with different worldviews and religious backgrounds live, learn and work together.