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Iran’s secular shift: new survey reveals huge changes in religious beliefs

Pooyan Tamimi Arab, Utrecht University and Ammar Maleki, Tilburg University Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution was a defining event that changed how we think about the...

Suicide of Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazi exposes the ‘freedom and violence’...

Ahmad Qais Munhazim, Thomas Jefferson University LGBTQ communities worldwide are mourning the death of 30-year-old Sarah Hegazi, a queer Egyptian activist who ended her life...

Long before face masks, Islamic healers tried to ward off disease...

Christiane Gruber, University of Michigan Just as many now don face masks and do breathing exercises to protect against COVID-19 – despite debate around the...

What Islamic hygienic practices can teach when coronavirus is spreading

Rose S. Aslan, California Lutheran University As outbreaks of the coronavirus spread throughout the world, people are reminded over and again to limit physical contact,...

Women in Arab countries find themselves torn between opportunity and tradition

Alainna Liloia, University of Arizona Arab women, long relegated to the private sphere by law and social custom, are gaining new access to public life. All...

Silicon Valley’s latest fad is dopamine fasting – and that may...

A. Trevor Sutton, Concordia Seminary Silicon Valley’s newest fad is dopamine fasting, or temporarily abstaining from “addictive” activities such as social media, music, internet gaming...

Killing of Soleimani evokes dark history of political assassinations in the...

Deina Abdelkader, University of Massachusetts Lowell Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who promoted the religious and political influence of the Iranian regime across the Middle East with...

A new solution for America’s empty churches: A change of faith

Ashima Krishna, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Over the past few decades, vacant and underutilized churches have become a familiar sight...

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January divorce rush dates back to the Middle Ages

By Frederik Pedersen, University of Aberdeen January is a strain for most people. It’s dark and the festive lights don’t disguise this anymore. You’re back...