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Many people of faith believe that you do not have to attend services regularly to practice your religion. They engage in prayer, scripture study, and charitable works on their own. There are several reasons why believers ...

Category: Freedom of Religion

The Eucharist, or the Lord's Supper, is a common practice in various Christian traditions. While the specific rituals vary greatly, they all include the same basic elements. Participants partake of some type of bread and ...

Category: Christianity

Faith communities often give a lot of attention to their ritual fasts. The flip side of these periods of repentance and reflection is typically a day or season of feasts. Both practices are valuable to the communities wh ...

Category: Religion

Since January 2023, over 80 pieces of anti-trans legislation have been proposed across the country, and many have actually been signed into law. For example, in June, the Texas legislature passed several bills that banne ...

Category: Political and Religious Controversy

For most religious people, faith and good works go hand in hand. Those who love God are called to care for others, particularly those who are in need. No matter how many resources a society has, there are always those wh ...

Category: Aid

Most people of faith are acutely aware that they are flawed in some way. They pray for guidance for their lives and try to become the best people they can be despite their human imperfections.  However, some people cho ...

Category: Religion

Buying a gift for a wedding used to be a stressful endeavor until gift registries came into play. Now, you simply visit a couple's registry and pick out a pre-selected item that they already want and love. But what happe ...

Category: Weddings

When you think of fasting, certain memories likely come to mind. You recall your friends who couldn't have chocolate for a while until they got treats in their Easter baskets. A Muslim friend declines a lunch invitation ...

Category: Religion

According to the Pew Research Center, the majority of people surveyed believe that it's possible to be moral without believing in God. Two-thirds of respondents agree with this sentiment overall, and the percentage is ev ...

Category: Freedom of Religion

God

Many holy scriptures include instructions on how to circumvent the worries of the world. Buddhism teaches practitioners to live in the present rather than dwelling on the past or fretting about the future. The Bhagavadgi ...

Category: Faith Healing