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Demolishing schools after a mass shooting reflects humans’ deep-rooted desire for...

Dimitris Xygalatas, University of Connecticut After the recent shooting in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which claimed the...

Sacred hares, banished winter witches and pagan worship – the roots...

Tok Thompson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The Easter Bunny is a much celebrated character in...

Warrior, servant, mother, unifier – the Virgin Mary has played many...

Eric M. Vanden Eykel, Ferrum College In a recent article in the “Religion News Service,” author Whitney Bauck pointed...

This Passover, as in the past, will be a time to...

Samuel L. Boyd, University of Colorado Boulder Jewish families will gather for Passover this year in circumstances that will,...

The many stories of Diwali share a common theme of triumph...

Natasha Mikles, Texas State University As many Indian Americans celebrate the election of the first Black and South Asian woman, Kamala Harris, to the White...

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,...

Ancient Greeks purged city-states of disease as they would a human...

Meghan Henning, University of Dayton and Candida Moss, University of Birmingham With the spread of the coronavirus, the world is becoming pointedly aware of the...

How a Native American coming-of-age ritual is making a comeback

Rosalyn R. LaPier, The University of Montana The Ojibwe, one of the largest indigenous groups in North America, with communities from Quebec to Montana, are...

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How anti-black bias in white men hurts black men’s health

Shervin Assari, University of Michigan Researchers have documented “large, pervasive and persistent” racial inequalities in the U.S. Inter-group relations are among the factors that contribute...