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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...

How China does Valentine’s Day

Wei Li, Frostburg State University Americans celebrate love on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day — a holiday named for Saint Valentine, a third-century Roman clergyman who...

Gay rights dispute is pulling apart the United Methodist Church, after...

Scott T. Vehstedt, American University The Methodist Church, the largest mainline Protestant denomination in the United States, is headed toward a divorce. In early January, mediators...

Catholic investigations are still shrouded in secrecy

Brian J Clites, Case Western Reserve University Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Malone resigned in December 2019 after intense public criticism for his handling of the...

Why we knock on wood

Rosemary V. Hathaway, West Virginia University Ever said something like, “I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket” – and then quickly, for luck, rapped your knuckles...

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...

An old debate over religion in school is opening up again

David Mislin, Temple University As the 2020 election approaches in the United States, President Donald Trump is adding school prayer to the list of contentious...

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...

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Bee battles: why our native pollinators are losing the war

Kelsey K Graham, Tufts University As global commerce grows, the movement of goods is occurring at ever-faster rates. And with increased global trade comes...