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In the heart of the Middle East, a fledgling synagogue gets a rabbi

By Yonat Shimron — May 14, 2019

(RNS) — The Jewish Community of the Emirates has so far met in an unmarked home in a residential location in Dubai so as to draw little attention in this predominantly Muslim country.

Study: Drug-induced spiritual experiences help cancer patients

By Don Lattin — December 1, 2016

(RNS) ‘Many of the patients,’ a researcher observed, ‘would say something like, ‘Now I’ve experienced the death of the body, so I’m not so afraid.’ They get through it. They come out the other side.’

Calling all mystics: Clergy psychedelic study aims to awaken spiritual experiences

By Don Lattin — October 22, 2015

(RNS) Twelve subjects will receive psilocybin in living-room-like psychedelic session rooms at NYU in Manhattan and at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

Evangelicals’ claims of conservative supremacy are overstated — and misread America’s religious landscape

By Jonathan Merritt — May 13, 2015

A popular evangelical trope is not as true as some assumed. Regardless, evangelicals would do well to focus on reaching people who are apathetic or antagonistic to the claims of Christianity.

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