Health & Lifestyle

How an inspired Orthodox rabbi used arranged marriage to curb Tay-Sachs disease

By Avi Shafran — May 21, 2024
(RNS) — Tragedy can be a potential nurturer of blessing.
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What the dead teach us about life: A view from Islam’s last rites

By Zeyneb Sayılgan — May 15, 2024
(RNS) — ‘I wanted to confront death,’ a mother says after a profound loss. ‘Now it shows up with regularity.’

Harlem church offers vegan cooking classes to promote healthy lifestyle

By Fiona André — May 8, 2024
NEW YORK (RNS) – ‘We’re showing people that you can eat healthy and satisfy your taste buds,’ said Karen Phipps, director of the church’s health ministry.

Providence Catholic health care system to pay more than $200 million for unpaid wages

By Aleja Hertzler-McCain — April 26, 2024
(RNS) — A jury awarded Providence hourly employees in Washington about $98 million in damages, but King County Superior Court Judge Averil Rothrock found that the violations were willful, doubling the total.

Resisting our ‘new dark age’

By Karen Swallow Prior — April 25, 2024
(RNS) — In a time of information excess, the need of the moment is more love and more rest.

How clean water and faith go hand in hand

By Susan Barnett — April 22, 2024
(RNS) — Water purifies and blesses in every religion. But it is more than a symbol: Clean water is a conduit of care and love.

Hiking, disc golf, flower arranging: UMC initiative connects people around non-church interests

By Yonat Shimron — April 19, 2024
NORWOOD, N.C. (RNS) — 'Fresh Expressions' is a denominational initiative intended to connect people who may not be interested in church but are interested in learning a new skill or making new friends.

How to choose a great wine for Passover

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 19, 2024
(RNS) — Red wine, or white, for Passover? This year, why you might choose white wine.

It’s not just young women who have a problem with Mormon temple garments. It’s young adults, period.

By Jana Riess — April 18, 2024
(RNS) — An LDS church leader recently said that garment rules were getting stricter because of the laxity of young women. Let’s expand that to ‘young people.’

How not to comfort the mourning: Hospital chaplain J.S. Park talks grief in new book

By Kathryn Post — April 16, 2024
(RNS) — ‘The biggest myth I see is that grief is a poison to get past,’ said Park.

Catholic bishops silent as Ascension hospital system shrinks maternity care

By Aleja Hertzler-McCain — April 8, 2024
(RNS) — The bishops have urged more support for mothers and families, even as Ascension, one of the largest Catholic health care providers in the US, has been closing labor and delivery units at its hospitals.

For Latino Muslims, Ramadan is a celebration of ‘Islam and Latinidad’

By Fiona André — April 8, 2024
(RNS) — 'The beauty is that we're not expected to commit cultural apostasy when we convert to Islam.'

New ‘human flourishing’ survey links frequent religious practice to life satisfaction

By Fiona André — March 28, 2024
(RNS) — According to the research, attending a religious service frequently positively influences characteristics from happiness and ability to make social relationships to physical health.
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