Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off

Acts of kindness may not be that random after all. Science says being kind pays off. Research shows that acts of kindness make us feel better and healthier. Kindness is also key to how we evolved...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Monks, experts in social distancing, find strength in solitude

Need a habit to get through trying times? Try solitude. Ever since the rainy season retreats of the Buddha 2,500 years ago, sages have celebrated the transformative power of being alone. In...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Trinity Lutheran Church to reopen for in-person services

The Journal Trinity Lutheran Church will reopen for in-person services at 9 a.m. Sunday. The handicap ramp will be used as a one-way entry point. There will also be a “check-in” station at the top...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Faith leaders lead congregations through tumultuous time

NEW YORK – American religious leaders across faiths are grappling with the heavy burden of helping to heal two active traumas: rising civil unrest driven by the police killing of George Floyd and...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Slowly, surely, houses of worship emerge from lockdown

For the first time in two months, there was clapping, singing and fellowship inside Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, Kentucky, as members of the congregation returned to the sanctuary May 24...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Poll: U.S. believers see message of change from God in virus

NEW YORK – The coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives, a new poll finds. While the virus rattles...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

With split delayed, United Methodists face a year in limbo

NEW YORK – Had there been no coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination would have convened this month for a likely vote to break up over differences about same-sex...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Poll: Most in U.S. back curbing in-person worship amid virus

WASHINGTON – Most Americans think in-person religious services should be barred or allowed only with limits during the coronavirus pandemic – and only about a third say that prohibiting in-person...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics’ aid to migrants

NOGALES, Mexico – For years, Catholic-led, U.S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum-seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies,...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Virus forces world religions to change plans for holidays

SILVER SPRING, MD. – The global pandemic is upending the season’s major religious holidays, forcing leaders and practitioners across the spectrum to improvise. They’re having to find new ways to...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

Faith before basketball for Yeshiva University champions

NEW YORK – Each of the mighty Maccabees has his role on the men’s basketball team. Gabriel Leifer sinks three-pointers; Daniel Katz is the defense wizard; Simcha Halpert makes the perfect alley-oop...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy, poll shows

White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on abortion restrictions and LGBT discrimination protections, two of the most politically divisive issues at play in...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Faith

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