The 5-4 ruling, handed down on June 24, is a major setback for women’s reproductive rights, some legal scholars say. But anti-abortion activists and some religious groups applauded the historic decision.
While the ruling in the Maine case is unsurprising giving the court’s recent decisions around freedom of religion, some of the rhetoric around the case misrepresents the role of constitutional protections for religion in a pluralistic society, said John Inazu, expert on law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis.
Weaving psychological science with Buddhist philosophy and anecdotes, “Finding the Freedom to Get Unstuck and Be Happier” aims to help people break out of negative patterns, engage more fully with the present and trust that whatever comes next is truly workable.
Terrorist attacks are highly responsive to local funding availability, and financial counter-terrorism can, thus, be effective in reducing terrorism casualties, according to new research by Nicola Limodio (Department of Finance, Bocconi University) forthcoming in Econometrica.
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By: Bill Wellock | Published: April 26, 2022 | 12:39 pm | SHARE: Reported antisemitic incidents in the United States reached their highest level ever in 2021, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported.ADL noted 2,717 incidents last year, a 34% increase from 2020. It is the highest number since the organization began tracking incidents in 1979.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Despite persistent gaps in workforce participation, when it comes to wanting to work, the gender gap has all but disappeared over the last 45 years, says Cornell sociologist Landon Schnabel in new research published in Sociological Science on March 9.
Muslims’ gender values are not nearly as uniform as is often suggested. Islamic religiosity and time spent in Europe shape views on gender, but shape different gendered issues in varying ways, according to a study by Saskia Glas(verwijst naar een andere website) published today in the journal Social Forces(verwijst naar een andere website).
New research from the University of Notre Dame looks at so-called seamless garment Catholics (SGCs), or those Catholics who embrace the Church’s policy positions on both sides of the political spectrum.
Religious believers who embrace accountability to God (or another transcendent guide for life) experience higher levels of psychological well-being – mattering to others, dignity and meaning in their lives, though not happiness.
After months of anticipation, failed negotiations and broken promises, Russia launched a wide-scale military attack on Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24.Yet questions remain regarding Vladimir Putin’s motivation. Is he concerned about Western influence in neighboring Ukraine raising security concerns at home? Does he want to take over Ukraine? Is he deflecting attention from Russia’s domestic problems?“Some combination of these is surely part of the answer, but another little-discussed factor is also at work,” James Wertsch wrote in an op-ed published Feb.
A University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor has created a digital history project that brings to life the untold story of the enslaved colonial people who were sold as national property during the French Revolution. Dr. Nathan Marvin, assistant professor of history at UA Little Rock, created the website, “Enslaved by the Church, Sold for the Republic,” to tell the story of what happened to the enslaved people that were owned by the Roman Catholic Church in the French colonies.
Women who deliver babies at Catholic hospitals are about half as likely to have undergone a sterilization procedure to prevent unwanted pregnancies after the birth as those who delivered elsewhere, a new study has found. The new research, which includes data from 17,098 births and appears in the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, is the first of its kind to examine differences in use of highly effective birth control methods based on Catholic hospital delivery.
On March 3, the Rutgers Bildner Center and the Littman Families Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) join this educational effort, presenting a free virtual workshop for middle and high school teachers on how to teach this vital, complex work of second-generation Holocaust literature.
Mount Sinai’s Center for Stress, Resilience and Personal Growth (CSRPG) has expanded its resilience training program to people in its surrounding communities through a partnership with faith-based organizations in Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, all disproportionately affected by COVID-19
By: Bill Wellock | Published: December 3, 2021 | 2:55 pm | SHARE: The attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago spurred U.S. involvement in World War II, sending the country into a conflict that would change American society in profound ways.Among the many changes was making the country more tolerant of religious pluralism, said Florida State University Associate Professor of History Kurt Piehler, director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience.
On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, people worldwide have dealt with an infodemic – a flood of ever-evolving information and misinformation about the virus, causing confusion and mistrust. New Cornell research finds that in remote parts of Bangladesh with little internet access, people have relied on local experts, spiritual views and their sense of social justice to evaluate new coronavirus information.
By: Bill Wellock | Published: November 10, 2021 | 9:46 am | SHARE: As millions of people across the United States prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Florida State University experts are available to talk with reporters working on articles about gratitude, the myth and reality of the holiday and the role turkeys have played for Indigenous peoples long before Europeans settled the U.
The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with Maha Chulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University propose the way to create a “model kitchen” and a variety of media to educate the public about nutrition and food safety of the offerings to monks and advise the public to make merit by building a hygienic kitchen for monks for their good health.
The University of Baltimore Schaefer Center for Public Policy has announced that Sister Helen Amos, RSM, Executive Chair, Mercy Health Services Board of Trustees, will receive the 2020 William Donald Schaefer Award.
El Día de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated annually on Nov. 1-2. The festivity showcases the love and respect for deceased loved ones. Every year, families and communities gather to remember their relatives through building altares or ofrendas.
Cornell College Assistant Professor of Religion Chris Hoklotubbe (Choctaw) will spend portions of the next three years interviewing tribal leaders and writing about North American Indigenous interpretations of the Bible.
Parents and teachers of Jewish autistic children say they frequently have to disregard outdated professional advice not to teach them Hebrew – a recommendation they describe as “stealing” their cultural identity.
A rare English illuminated medieval prayer roll, believed to be among only a few dozen still in existence worldwide, has been analysed in a new study to expose Catholic beliefs in England before the Reformation in the sixteenth century.
For nurses on the frontline, the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially disparaging, challenging and even life altering. Nurses have worked extremely long hours faced not only with the excessive, increased number of deaths of their patients, who were dying alone, but also grieved the loss of coworkers. Researchers explored the use of spirituality and religion in nurses on the frontline as a way to find purpose and meaning in life, especially during times of heightened stress and uncertainty.