CHICAGO (RNS) — Asma argues that religion is an emotional survival toolbox that resides in the limbic brain, headquarters of human emotions as true as love, or grief or fear.
PARIS (RNS) — Times are getting more difficult for members of minority religions across Europe as nationalism, security fears and anti-immigrant movements gain ground.
(RNS) - Travel, experts say, can change lives, especially trips to destinations that elicit a sense of awe and wonder. The feelings that take us out of ourselves foster positive social relationships, lower stress and cultivate overall well-being...
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Is this something we can embrace because it has great potential in medicine or is it something we should think a little more deeply about before we plunge in?' the geneticist asks about advances in gene editing.
(RNS) — In a survey of 106 countries, younger people were found to be less religious than their elders. The exceptions were rare.
PARIS (RNS) — Sixty-four percent of adults across Western Europe still identify as Christians, even if only 18 percent of them say they attend church at least once a month, a Pew survey found.
(RNS) — As artificial intelligence begins to influence our everyday lives, Catholic thinkers grapple with the moral questions posed by the rise of the machines.
(RNS) — The leader of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture talked about the difference between joy and happiness, biblical lessons on joy and how the average person can find joy.
EDINA, Minn. (RNS) — A two-day conference started with a hunch — that youth pastors in America weren't ready to talk about faith and science with the students in their churches.
(RNS) — On the eve of Ramadan, a medical student finds that fasting has some mild health benefits, but some very noticeable consequences as well.
(RNS) — Among the so-called 'nones' — a broad category of atheists, agnostics and those who answer 'none of the above' on questions about religion — 72 percent believe in a higher power of some kind.
(RNS) — In his new book, 'The Human Instinct,' the Brown University biologist seeks to counter the message that evolution is dreary, depressing and demoralizing.
(RNS) — His nonbelief was more of a slow simmer than Richard Dawkins' explosive ire.
(RNS) — A new book finds many religious Americans are quite willing to try to reconcile their starting assumptions about God with any scientific claims presented to them. (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) — As society grows less religious, fewer people are turning to prayer.