(The Conversation) — The Jewish practice of abstaining from food on Yom Kippur is out of step with the rest of Jewish tradition, which in its religious and cultural guises has always revolved around food.
(The Conversation) — Despite the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, passed by the US Congress 40 years ago, Native Americans still struggle to protect public lands where they practice their religions.
(The Conversation) — At at time when hypernationalism and xenophobia are increasing in the world, Jimmy Carter's speech — a theological meditation that cautioned against excess, offers a counterexample.
(The Conversation) — This latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.
(The Conversation) — Myanmar is still not safe for the return of its estimated 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees, who fled to Bangladesh in 2017 to escape an ongoing state-sponsored military campaign and persecution from Buddhist neighbors.
A scholar visited Rajneeshpuram and met the many highly accomplished men and women who became devotees of the controversial guru whose story is now the subject of the Netflix docu-series "Wild, Wild Country."