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Big Changes in the United Methodist Church's Stance on LGBTQ Rights

Issues concerning LGBTQ rights often pose big questions to politicians and religious leaders alike. While some churches continue to claim that having a sexual orientation other than heterosexuality goes against their tea ...

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A Day of Prayer Across Religious Lines

In 2019, Pope Francis visited Abu Dhabi. It was a historic moment when he, along with other religious leaders, formed a group of nine representatives known as the Higher Committee on Human Fraternity. This group is meant ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Is Technology Permanently Changing the Way People Worship?

The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has been something of a double-edged sword for religions worldwide. The crisis has caused a spike in religious activity as people turn to it as a source of comfort duri ...

Category: Religion Technology

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Religions Worldwide Respond to the Death of George Floyd

News of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man in Minneapolis who died while being detained by a police officer, quickly spread across the United States and the world, leading to widespread outrage an ...

Category: Equal Rights Human Rights Religion Social Justice

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Can Religion Help Improve Your Emotional Health?

While there is understandably a lot of focus and concern around everybody's physical health these days, emotional health is another important part of well-being that may be deeply affected by the challenges brought on by ...

Category: Religion Science

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Clashes Between Government and Religious Leaders in the Balkans

While the world struggles with a global pandemic, it may seem like almost everything else has been put on hold. Unfortunately, political tension and conflict still exist and may be made even more complicated by the dange ...

Category: Politics Religion Political and Religious Controversy

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Has COVID-19 Created a Religious Revival?

As churches have navigated the sudden changes in structure brought on upon by the outbreak of COVID-19, a lot of interesting observations have been made. The creative changes to traditional church activities may at first ...

Category: Religion Science Technology

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Religious Journeys During COVID-19

Pilgrimages have historically been a powerful tool for people looking to deepen their faith. Unfortunately, with the novel coronavirus affecting almost every aspect of life, it may be nearly impossible to gather in the u ...

Category: Religion

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What To Do When a Spouse Loses Faith

For some religious couples, when you first got married, you may have imagined a life in which you and your spouse lived by and spread the word of God. That may have been just what you got, too, in the early days. Recentl ...

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Some Religious Communities Continue To Disregard Social Distancing Guidelines

While it is inspiring to see how countless religious groups across faiths are rising to the challenge of adapting to the situation brought on by the novel coronavirus, groups that continue to gather can still be a cause ...

Category: Religion Science

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