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The history of the cross and its many meanings over the...

Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross In the fall, Catholics and some other Christian churches celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross. With...

Universal ethical truths are at the core of Jewish High Holy...

Ronald W. Pies, Tufts University My most vivid adolescent memories of the Jewish High Holy Days are the painful rumbling of my empty stomach as...

Youth climate movement puts ethics at the center of the global...

Marion Hourdequin, Colorado College Even if you’ve never heard of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmentalist who crossed the Atlantic on a sailboat to attend...

When religious ideology drives abortion policy, poor women suffer the consequences

Gretchen E. Ely, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York In Northern Ireland, Catholics and Protestants are frequently segregated, with some neighborhoods divided...

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...

Webcams in nursing home rooms may deter elder abuse – but...

Clara Berridge, University of Washington and Karen Levy, Cornell University Mary Ann Papp’s daughter Lisa was worried about her 75-year-old mother. A foot infection seemed to...

Everything in Mecca gets 5 stars — and online reviews of...

Tom van Laer, University of Sydney and Elif Izberk-Bilgin, University of Michigan For the millions of Muslims preparing to gather in Saudi Arabia on Aug....

Saudi women are fighting for their freedom – and their hard-won...

Alainna Liloia, University of Arizona Saudi women will soon be allowed to obtain passports and travel without the permission of a male relative. This new regulation,...

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Why important education research often gets ignored

By Dennis Hayes, University of Derby Teachers’ professional development is “fragmented, occasional and insufficiently informed by research”. These were the conclusions of a recent British...