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Mutual aid groups often spring up as grassroots movements that seek to meet the needs of communities at the local level. Mutual aid can take many forms beyond what one may consider the typical routes.

Category: Aid Judaism

Your church should be a positive force within your community, but people also come to church to form interpersonal connections with others. Rather than focusing on the big picture, spend some time in small groups.

Category: Religion

Goats get a bad rap in the Bible, both metaphorically and literally.  But goats can represent a shortcoming of Christianity; picking out groups to be shunned and ostracized does not embrace the message of Jesus.

Category: Religion

Countries like Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos were just a few of the countries in Southeast Asia that fared better than average in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Could their large Buddhist populations play a part?

Category: Buddhism

In parts of southern Pakistan, Hindus are feeling pressure to convert to Islam, and there is some debate as to whether the conversions were forced, voluntary, or somewhere in between.

Category: Politics Religion Political and Religious Controversy

A new Hindu temple in India has been igniting controversy that has rippled overseas and reached areas as far as New York City. How can a temple in India be so controversial? Read on to find out.

Category: Religion

As requirements for face masks become mandatory, then optional, then mandatory again, some wonder about the purpose and effectiveness of anti-burqa laws.

Category: Politics Religion

The Hagia Sophia, an historic Mosque, has reopened for religious use. Is this a good move, or will the religious structure being used for worship once again be a cause of controversy?

Category: Islam Religion

In the Muslim religion, one of the most important things a person can do in his or her lifetime is to participate in the hajj, a massive pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia that generally draws millions of people each ye ...

Category: Islam Religion

Everyone plays a different role at church. Some people have more well-defined service roles, such as the pastor or worship leader. Others serve according to their talents and interests. One area of service that can inclu ...

Category: Religion