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Black, White or Multicultural: Constructing Race in Two Countries

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A new study demonstrates the strong influence ancestry plays in Americans’ interpretation of whether someone is black, white or multiracial, highlighting differences in the way race is socially constructed in the U.S. compared to other parts of the world.

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The Internet May Be Secular, but Religious Americans Aren’t Worried, Baylor Religion Survey Finds

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Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.

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Rediscovery of the Earliest Latin Commentary on the Gospels, Translated Into English

The earliest Latin Commentary on the Gospels, lost for over 1500 years, has been rediscovered and made available in English for the first time, thanks to research from the University of Birmingham.

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Sociologists Present Research on Gender, Drug Use, Suicide and Religion

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Faculty members and graduate students from Indiana University Bloomington presented research findings this week at the 112th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, a four-day meeting in Montreal.

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Katharina Von Kellenbach, St. Mary's College of Maryland Professor of Religious Studies, to Lead Study of Guilt as a Culturally Productive Force

Katharina von Kellenbach, professor of religious studies and her colleague Matthias Buschmeier (German literature, University of Bielefeld) were awarded a prestigious grant for over €500,000 (about $600,000) by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) at the University of Bielefeld for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Solar Eclipse: Mythic Stories Personify Sun and Moon to Make Sense of Cosmic Disruption

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Africa’s Forgotten History Comes To Life At Northwestern

The analysis of African manuscripts, rarely seen in the West, will be the subject of a week-long workshop at Northwestern University.

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The Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse Over the U.S. Is Not Just a Once in a Century Event for Some, It's a Sign of the End Times and the Beginning of the Biblical Apocalypse.

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Swearing is a Sign of the Times

Researchers at San Diego State University have found an increase of the use of swear words in popular media captures the evolving American psyche. Lead author Jean Twenge and her team say the increase of risqué words indicates a cultural shift toward individualism and free expression.

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Engaging Islamic Religious Leaders to Improve African American Muslim Women’s Attitudes About Breastfeeding

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While research has demonstrated the positive impact a woman’s social support network and faith community can have on influencing decisions to breastfeed, little is known regarding the influence of Islamic traditions on the breastfeeding beliefs and practices of African American Muslims.







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