Spirituality & Wellness

At a progressive Christian festival in the woods of North Carolina, psychedelics were top of mind

By Ellie Davis — July 16, 2024
(RNS) — Joy Crawford described the fascination with hallucinogens as a “cultural groundswell” that the church would do well to catch up with.
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The Camino, a Catholic pilgrimage, increasingly draws the spiritual but not religious

By Ellie Davis — July 1, 2024
(RNS) — Today people embark on the Camino for all kinds of motivations beyond religion: health, grief, transition, history and adventure. 

‘Authentic’ ayahuasca rituals sought by tourists often ignore Indigenous practices and spiritual grounding

By Pardis Mahdavi — June 28, 2024
(The Conversation) — The psychotropic allure of the ayahuasca plant for hundreds of thousands of non-Indigenous consciousness seekers is raising many concerns.

For Buddhist influencer ‘sotce,’ a fine line between engagement and attachment

By Fiona Murphy — June 25, 2024
(RNS) — The growing popularity of online influencers like sotce puts into question the faith of a generation considered to be the least religiously affiliated in America’s history.

A church where wellness meets spirituality

By Ellie Davis — June 17, 2024
NEW YORK (RNS) — With today’s emptier church pews and fuller yoga studios, churches like The Well are attempting to bridge the two worlds for spiritual fulfillment.

In secular France, chaplains prepare to provide Olympians with spiritual support during the Games

By Giovanna Dell'orto — June 10, 2024
PARIS (AP) — As athletes rev up their training and organizers finalize everything from ceremonies to podiums before the Paris Olympics, more than 120 faith leaders are preparing for a different challenge — spiritually supporting some 10,000 Olympic athletes from around the world, especially those whose medal dreams will inevitably get crushed.

This Gen Z politician wants to talk about religion more, not less

By Ellie Davis — June 6, 2024
(RNS) — Ashwin Ramaswami’s state Senate campaign carries with it broader national themes of election protection and Hindus’ emerging presence in American politics. 

When childless becomes grandchildless

By Karen Swallow Prior — May 29, 2024
(RNS) — New versions of the old wonderings begin all over again.

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.

Mosques that change to welcome families with disabilities change everything

By Dilshad Ali — May 20, 2024
(RNS) — Failure to welcome people living with disabilities marginalizes their families as well.

Harrison Butker’s commencement speech almost made a good point

By Tyler Huckabee — May 17, 2024
(RNS) — Harrison Butker can tell something is off about how we think about work. He just thinks it's all women's fault.

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.
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