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Newswise: The origins of the term

The origins of the term "fundamentalist" and how the term has evolved

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The term “fundamentalist” turns 100 next year. Historian Chris Cantwell, whose research interests include evangelicalism and fundamentalism, can talk about the term's origins.

Channels: Government/Law, Religion, U.S. Politics,

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13-Dec-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Research shows how providers in Catholic health systems use workarounds to provide contraception

University of Chicago Medical Center

Secular and Protestant hospital providers report fewer limitations on contraceptive care versus providers working in Catholic systems, according to recent research from the University of Chicago.

Channels: Family and Parenting, In the Workplace, Religion, Sex and Relationships, All Journal News,

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12-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST
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Newswise: How Often People Worship Is More Important than Where They Worship When It Comes to Being Good Neighbors

How Often People Worship Is More Important than Where They Worship When It Comes to Being Good Neighbors

Baylor University

Americans travel farther on average to their worship places than they did a decade ago. But while those who belong to a congregation in their neighborhood attend more often, “worshipping local” does not make them feel closer to their neighbors or more satisfied with the neighborhood, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and Calvin University.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Religion,

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3-Dec-2019 8:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Ancient Egyptians Gathered Birds From the Wild for Sacrifice and Mummification
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Ancient Egyptians Gathered Birds From the Wild for Sacrifice and Mummification

PLOS

In ancient Egypt, Sacred Ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a study released November 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sally Wasef of Griffith University, Australia and colleagues.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, Birds, Religion, Staff Picks, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

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6-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door

How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door

International League Against Epilepsy

In Mozambique, most people with epilepsy don’t seek treatment. So the country took on an intimidating challenge: Diagnose and treat more people by increasing awareness, reducing stigma, improving medication access, and partnering with traditional healers.

Channels: All Journal News, Epilepsy, Healthcare, Mental Health, Religion, Rural Issues, African News, Local - Texas,

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31-Oct-2019 1:35 PM EDT
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Newswise: Lessons from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on How to be a “Good Neighbor”

Lessons from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on How to be a “Good Neighbor”

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as Rogers, is scheduled for release next month. Louis Benjamin Rolsky, a part-time lecturer in Rutgers University– New Brunswick’s Department of Religious Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, History, Religion,

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30-Oct-2019 10:50 AM EDT
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Newswise:  Scientists, legal scholars fight for transparency and fairness in housing algorithms

Scientists, legal scholars fight for transparency and fairness in housing algorithms

Santa Fe Institute

the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposal to dramatically revise the Fair Housing Act. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed new legislation that would absolve landlords and lenders from any legal responsibility for discrimination that results from a third-party computer algorithm.

Channels: Government/Law, Race and Ethnicity, Religion, U.S. Politics,

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24-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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UCI School of Medicine receives national award for excellence in diversity

University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is the recipient of a 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education. This is the first time UCI has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

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21-Oct-2019 2:35 PM EDT
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Archaeologists Uncover 2,000-Year-Old Street in Jerusalem Built by Pontius Pilate

Taylor & Francis

An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the "City of David" in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.

Channels: All Journal News, Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Religion, Staff Picks, Israel News, Middle East News,

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21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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