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Newswise: U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers
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U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that the United States is falling behind its global peers when it comes to guarantees for key constitutional rights. Researchers identified key gaps in the U.S. including guarantees of the right to health, gender equality, and rights for persons with disabilities.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Gender Issues, Government/Law, LGBTQ Issues, Media and Journalism, Public Health, Race and Ethnicity, Religion, U.S. Politics, U.S. Supreme Court,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 9:00 PM EST

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Center for Congregational Health Receives $1 Million Grant

Wake Forest Baptist Health

The Center for Congregational Health, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Division of FaithHealth Ministries, has been awarded a $1 million grant by Lilly Endowment Inc. in support of an initiative designed to empower clergy and lay leaders from different congregations in close geographical proximity to work collaboratively to help their faith communities thrive.

Channels: Religion,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: The Surprising History of Christmas Traditions

The Surprising History of Christmas Traditions

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Did you know yuletide caroling began 1,000 years before Christmas existed? Or how about the fact that mistletoe was hung from doorways to ward off evil spirits? And before there was eggnog, the medieval English drank wassail made from mulled ale and roasted apples. Maria Kennedy, an instructor of folklore at Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Department of American Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, has researched the European holiday traditions that predate – and became an inseparable part of – Christmas.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, History, Winter Holidays, Religion, Staff Picks,

Released:
19-Dec-2019 2:50 PM EST
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Arts and Humanities

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,

Released:
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,

Released:
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,

Released:
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,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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