(The Conversation) — A spate of new bills permitting the study of the Bible in classrooms threatens to reignite one of the oldest church-state controversies in U.S. politics.
(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) — The curious case of Bible #1, and how much we actually know about it.
(The Conversation) — Israel's increasingly conservative policies on social and religious issues appears to be playing a role.
(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) — Today, part of yoga’s appeal is that it continues to be seen as a mystical, ancient tradition. However, the practice of yoga has gone through some profound shifts.
(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) — Human simulation in action is messier than modeling bridges, but it can be a useful way for researchers to understand just why people behave the way they do.
(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.
(The Conversation) — Jefferson supported the rights of Muslim adherents and evidence exists he had been thinking privately about their inclusion in his new country since 1776.
(The Conversation) — When Muslims break their fast during Ramadan, many will only choose foods that are considered permissible under Islamic law. The Arabic word for such food is “halal.”
The present controversy over fired House Chaplain Pat Conroy offers a unique opportunity to ask broader questions about why the U.S. Congress employs chaplains and what they do.
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."
(The Conversation) — Protecting the Dreamers isn’t about rejecting the rule of law. Rather, it reflects respect for the morality that the law proclaims.