Religion and Spirituality News

Many Parents of Severely Ill Kids Experience Deep Personal Growth

April 26th, 2014
Many Parents of Severely Ill Kids Experience Deep Personal GrowthFor parents of children with a severe disability or illness, deep personal growth often coexists with the negative and stressful experiences, according to new research ...

Religious Music Benefits Seniors’ Mental Health

April 20th, 2014
Religious Music Benefits Seniors’ Mental HealthOlder Christians who listen to religious music are less anxious about death and report increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, and a sense of control over their lives, according to ...

Religion, Spirituality Have Dual Roles in Better Health

March 31st, 2014
Religion, Spirituality Have Dual Roles in Better Health Emerging research suggests religion and spirituality have distinct but complementary influences on health. Oregon State University researchers looked at the relationship between health, religion, and spirituality and ...

Muslim Beliefs May Sway Attitudes Concerning Organ Donation

March 15th, 2014
Muslim Beliefs May Sway Attitudes Concerning Organ DonationAmerican Muslims who view negative events as punishment from God are more likely to think organ donations are unethical, according to a survey conducted by researchers at ...

Religious Beliefs Fuel Concerns of Porn ‘Addiction’

February 14th, 2014
Religious Beliefs Fuel Concerns of Porn 'Addiction'A new Case Western Reserve University’s psychology study discovers that some people fear they are addicted to pornography after viewing Internet porn once. "The study is one of the ...

Your Brain Wiring Appears to Impact Religious Belief

January 28th, 2014
Your Brain Wiring Appears to Impact Religious Belief Emerging research suggests that generalized religious belief involves cognitive activity that can be mapped to specific brain regions. Now, a new study has found that causal, directional ...

Religiosity Means Love of Neighbor If Values Line Up

January 27th, 2014
Religiosity Means Love of Neighbor If Values Line UpA tenet of Christianity is to “love thy neighbor” -- but what happens if your neighbor is different? A different race, nationality, or sexual orientation, and has dissimilar overall ...

How Spirituality Protects the Brain Against Depression

January 19th, 2014
How Spirituality Protects the Brain Against DepressionEngaging in regular meditation or another spiritual practice is linked to a thickening of the brain cortex, according to new research published in JAMA Psychiatry.  This discovery could ...

Many Parents of Autistic Kids Turning to Alternative Medicine

January 12th, 2014
Alternative Medicine Widely Used to Treat Children With Autism & Developmental DelaysA new study finds  that families often turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for young children with autism and other developmental delays. Researchers at the ...

Spirituality Improves Outcomes for Teens in Rehab

November 15th, 2013
Spirituality Improves Outcomes for Teens in Rehab Emerging research finds that spirituality helps teens in treatment for substance abuse. Researchers from The University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University and Baylor University determined increased spiritual ...
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