(The Conversation) — In Theravada Buddhist practice, ordination as a monk and donating the merit thus gained is one of the greatest honors that a person can give to another. The post Why the rescued Thai soccer boys are considering becoming monks appeared first on Religion News Service. ”[Continue
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Last month, I ran a guest post about women's ordination, drawing on a new Oxford University Press book in which two political scientists present research about Americans' attitudes toward women clergy. Having women clergy — or even the possibility of women being ordained in their religious traditions — contributes to greater commitment and trust among women […] The post It's good for girls to have clergywomen, study shows appeared first on Religion News Service. ”[Continue
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(AP) — Jewish people are protected by a law against racial discrimination in employment decisions, a federal magistrate judge has concluded in siding with a football coach suing a private Baptist college in Louisiana. The post Judge: Jewish heritage can be basis for race discrimination appeared first on Religion News Service. ”[Continue
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Religious institutions aren't alone in applying the lessons from #MeToo into their ministry; so, too, are academic researchers in the study of religion. ”[Continue
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Experts working with faith communities in crisis say holding an abuser accountable, both to validate the experience of the victim and to prevent further abuse, is an essential part of the healing process. ”[Continue
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Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary, says sexual and domestic abuse has long been an institutional problem for churches. So how do we root out that behavior in our religious communities? ”[Continue
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The life of a non-profit (like Interfaith Alliance) can be like a Venn diagram. We work in coalition with all sorts of groups ”[Continue
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Muslims and their interfaith allies are refusing to give bigotry "a free pass." ”[Continue
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Americans say Allahu akbar all the time. ”[Continue
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