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Article ID: 709701

Rutgers Law Professor Available to Comment on New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Rutgers University

PROFESSOR SAHAR AZIZ of Rutgers Law School, an expert on national security and civil rights with a focus on the impact of Muslim, Arab, and South Asian diasporas in the West is available today to talk about the mosque shootings in New Zealand.

Released:
15-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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    6-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708830

Hundreds of Children and Llamas Were Sacrificed in a Single Ritual Event in 15th Century Peru

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The largest sacrifice of its kind known from the Americas was associated with heavy rainfall and flooding

Released:
27-Feb-2019 3:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 708899

Grieving and Complaining in Prayers Can Help Prevent Spiritual Stagnation

Baylor University

Long before there were therapists, there were biblical psalms — many of them praise to God and pleas for forgiveness. But there are more laments in the book of Psalms than any other type of psalm, says a Baylor University scholar of the Old Testament. And they go a long way toward dealing with reality as opposed to the way we wish things were.

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28-Feb-2019 2:20 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 708195

Women More Likely to Believe the Bible Is Literally True, But Study Finds this May Have More to Do with Intimacy than Gender

Baylor University

Women are more likely than men to believe the Bible is literally true, but a recent Baylor University study finds this may have more to do with how people relate to God than it does gender. Both men and women who report high levels of closeness to God take the Bible more literally – and this confidence grows stronger as they seek closeness to God through prayer and Bible study.

Released:
18-Feb-2019 2:45 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 707721

Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development

University of Texas at San Antonio

Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, researchers found that religion can be a mixed blessing for children as they get older.

Released:
7-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 707558

Ten Commandments in Texas Classrooms: But What Version?

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly approved the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument that has resided on the grounds of the state Capitol since 1961. Now, Texas House Bill 307 would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in classrooms in public schools by preventing school boards from banning the displays.

Released:
5-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 707409

Women who wear Muslim garments in court are viewed as more credible witnesses

Lancaster University

Sexual assault victims wearing the hijab or niqab are viewed more positively when testifying in court than uncovered women reveals a study.

Released:
1-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 707389

Study finds Muslim-majority countries lack, but hold surprising potential for, religious freedom

University of Notre Dame

In his newest research, Daniel Philpott, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, examines conditions in 47 Muslim-majority countries and considers a question at the center of intense public debate: Is Islam hostile to religious freedom?

Released:
1-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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