(RNS) — Catholics normally fast on the last Friday before Easter. This year Presbyterians, Latter-day Saints, Jews and others are planning to join them.
(RNS) — I started out this year by overindulging at an all-you-can-eat cruise buffet. And now, according to a new book on Christian fasting, it's time to pull back — spiritually.
(RNS) — In Dearborn, Mich., and other cities with large Muslim populations, many local restaurants have already realized that there is money to be made in remaining open all night for the suhoor and iftar meals.
(RNS) — While fasting is a time-honored way to observe Lent, another ancient tradition concerns being nourished by the Word of God.
(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.
(RNS) — Corporations often don’t accommodate Muslim employees’ religious needs simply because they don’t take the time to understand or anticipate them.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — In Morocco's capital, the beach is a favorite place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
(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) Failure to acknowledge how faith impacts medical care can lead to challenges and even life-threatening situations.
(RNS) Rising prices reflect plummeting supplies caused by a severe drought linked to climate change that wiped out harvests, depleted water sources and killed livestock.
(The Conversation) Such as ... why is Ramadan called Ramadan?
On June 9, a law allowing patients with terminal illnesses to end their lives with help from a physician came into effect in California, opening conversations about whether human life ...
"I am learning how to be uncomfortable" in a Mormon fast, says guest blogger Mette Harrison. "I am learning that I don’t have to have answers or to feel spiritually ecstatic."
What I learned from giving up alcohol and dessert for Lent.
NEW YORK (RNS) The city's archbishop is none too happy that Jews and Muslims seem to observe their rituals and holy days while Catholics prefer to play games and hang at Starbucks through Lent and Holy Week.
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