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Released: 29-Jun-2022 3:20 PM EDT
What the Roe v. Wade Decision Means to Activists on Both Sides
University of Miami

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.

Released: 27-Jun-2022 1:45 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade
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The latest expert commentary and research on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade

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Released: 22-Jun-2022 3:25 PM EDT
WashU Expert: SCOTUS ruling hints at why religious freedom means living with views we don’t like
Washington University in St. Louis

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.

Released: 21-Jun-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Post-COVID, What’s the Role of Religion?
Universite de Montreal

International researchers in four countries of the "Global North," including Canada, are looking into how majority and majority faiths are dealing with life after the pandemic.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 6:30 PM EDT
Droughts in the Sixth Century Paved the Way for Islam
University of Basel

Extreme dry conditions contributed to the decline of the ancient South Arabian kingdom of Himyar.

Newswise: New Book Aims to Help People “Get Unstuck and Be Happier”
Released: 10-Jun-2022 11:35 AM EDT
New Book Aims to Help People “Get Unstuck and Be Happier”
Iowa State University

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.

Released: 27-May-2022 5:30 PM EDT
Many Attendees of Gatherings Like Burning Man Report “Transformative Experiences”
Yale University

Throughout history, mass gatherings such as collective rituals, ceremonies, and pilgrimages have created intense social bonds and feelings of unity in human societies.

Newswise: Choking Local Funding Prevents Terrorism
Released: 27-May-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Choking Local Funding Prevents Terrorism
BOCCONI UNIVERSITY

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.

Newswise: Ithaca College Commencement Speaker Encourages Students to Show Up for Themselves and Others
Released: 26-May-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Ithaca College Commencement Speaker Encourages Students to Show Up for Themselves and Others
Ithaca College

National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz delivered the Commencement address at Ithaca College.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
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Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court
Newswise

Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

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Released: 26-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
FSU Expert Available to Comment on Antisemitic Violence
Florida State University

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.

Newswise: Tulane Study Explores Academic Success Among Jewish Girls
Released: 18-Apr-2022 12:25 PM EDT
Tulane Study Explores Academic Success Among Jewish Girls
Tulane University

The study of more than 3,200 teens by Jewish Studies professor Ilana Horwitz was recently published in the American Sociological Review.

Released: 29-Mar-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Women want to work, despite workforce precarity
Cornell University

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.

Released: 18-Mar-2022 11:45 AM EDT
The most boring person in the world discovered by University of Essex research
University of Essex

The most boring person in the world has been discovered by University of Essex research - and it is a religious data entry worker, who likes watching TV, and lives in a town.

Released: 10-Mar-2022 2:35 PM EST
Muslim gender values are more diverse than often thought
Radboud University

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).

Newswise: With no political home, ‘seamless garment Catholics’ still hold ‘paramount importance’
Released: 10-Mar-2022 2:30 PM EST
With no political home, ‘seamless garment Catholics’ still hold ‘paramount importance’
University of Notre Dame

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.

Released: 2-Mar-2022 1:35 PM EST
National Study Examines Link Between Accountability to God, Psychological Well-Being
Baylor University

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.

Newswise: WashU Expert: Putin is using ‘victim’ narrative to justify Ukraine attack
Released: 24-Feb-2022 5:05 PM EST
WashU Expert: Putin is using ‘victim’ narrative to justify Ukraine attack
Washington University in St. Louis

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.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories
Newswise

Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Newswise: UA Little Rock Professor Creates Digital History Project Examining Enslaved People Sold as National Property During the French Revolution
Released: 23-Feb-2022 10:05 AM EST
UA Little Rock Professor Creates Digital History Project Examining Enslaved People Sold as National Property During the French Revolution
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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.

Released: 15-Feb-2022 9:35 AM EST
Tubal ligation half as likely for moms who deliver at Catholic hospitals
Ohio State University

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.

Released: 3-Feb-2022 12:50 PM EST
Teaching Maus: A Free Virtual Workshop for Teachers
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 1:45 PM EST
The latest news in Behavioral Science for media
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles we've posted in the Behavioral Science channel.

Released: 22-Dec-2021 1:50 PM EST
What do Western European Muslims think about homosexuality?
Radboud University

The frequency of mosque attendance, the norms of the country of origin, the time since migration and experiences of discrimination all play a role in how Western European Muslims view homosexuality.

Released: 16-Dec-2021 12:20 PM EST
Mount Sinai Expands Resilience Program Created for Front-Line Health Care Workers to the Larger Community Through Faith-Based Organizations in Neighborhoods Hit Hardest by COVID-19
Mount Sinai Health System

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

Released: 15-Dec-2021 4:45 PM EST
The Latest Mental Health Research and Feature News in the Mental Health Channel on Newswise
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The Latest Mental Health Research and Feature News in the Mental Health Channel on Newswise

Newswise: December holidays span cultures around the world
Released: 15-Dec-2021 2:45 PM EST
December holidays span cultures around the world
West Virginia University

Aaron Gale, an expert in world religions working at West Virginia University, is available to talk about the many holidays celebrated around the world during December.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 9:00 AM EST
Mass shootings occur less frequently in towns with more religious congregations
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Communities with more religious congregations have fewer mass public shootings, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 3-Dec-2021 3:25 PM EST
FSU expert available to comment for 80th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor
Florida State University

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.

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Released: 29-Nov-2021 11:40 AM EST
Micha & Michael, Two Miracles, Light Hackensack's Menorah
Hackensack Meridian Health

The Chabad of Hackensack hosted the city’s Annual Menorah Lighting and Kick-Off Celebration of the eight-day holiday outside the Bergen County Courthouse.

Released: 11-Nov-2021 11:40 AM EST
Rural Bangladeshis turn to faith, family for fact-checking
Cornell University

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.

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Released: 10-Nov-2021 12:05 PM EST
FSU experts available to comment on Thanksgiving traditions
Florida State University

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.

Newswise: “Model Kitchen” for Thai Monks to Stay Away from Illness
Released: 3-Nov-2021 8:30 AM EDT
“Model Kitchen” for Thai Monks to Stay Away from Illness
Chulalongkorn University

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.

Newswise: Mercy Medical Center’s Sister Helen Amos, RSM, to Receive William Donald Schaefer Award for Public Service
Released: 2-Nov-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Mercy Medical Center’s Sister Helen Amos, RSM, to Receive William Donald Schaefer Award for Public Service
Mercy Medical Center

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.

Newswise: UNC Students Honor Mexican, and Chicano Studies Program Tradition Through Creating a New One
Released: 2-Nov-2021 1:15 PM EDT
UNC Students Honor Mexican, and Chicano Studies Program Tradition Through Creating a New One
University of Northern Colorado

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.

Newswise: Cornell College Professor embarks on research to explore Native American interpretations of the Bible
Released: 2-Nov-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Cornell College Professor embarks on research to explore Native American interpretations of the Bible
Cornell College

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.

Released: 28-Oct-2021 9:10 AM EDT
Jewish autistic pupils thrive as bilingual learners, after communities reject advice “not to teach Hebrew”
University of Cambridge

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.

Newswise: Publication of 500-year-old manuscript exposes medieval beliefs and religious cults
Released: 27-Oct-2021 8:35 AM EDT
Publication of 500-year-old manuscript exposes medieval beliefs and religious cults
Taylor & Francis

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.

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Released: 26-Oct-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Nurse, Heal Thyself – Spiritual Practices in the Midst of a Pandemic
Florida Atlantic University

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.


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