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Honolulu Civil Beat: Flory on Evangelical Pastors’ Influence on Vaccine Uptake

Some pastors in Hawaii are discouraging their members from getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Honolulu Civil Beat reports. The article quotes CRCC’s Richard Flory about the perception of vaccines within evangelical Christianity. According …

Noe Kasali: A Mental Health Counselor In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Creates New Rituals For Grief

This radio documentary was originally produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  To hear this and other profiles, subscribe to The Spiritual Edge podcast …

5 Ways for Faith Communities To Support COVID-19 Vaccine Access Locally and Globally

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with the Delta variant sweeping across the globe, the need for a timely and coordinated vaccine response is urgent. Faith communities and their leaders are an important …

Modi silent on Muslim philanthropist’s offer of medical supplies for India

This article was originally published by Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  NEW DELHI (RNS) — Only 30 miles from the northern Indian city of Amritsar, oxygen …

The End (of Lockdown) is Near: Opening Houses of Worship in a Time of Uncertainty

I had just announced our church’s plans to resume in-person worship when someone called and told me they had contracted COVID-19. Immediately, I second-guessed the decision to reopen our worship building for …

Annenberg News: Soraya Ahyaudin on Second Pandemic Ramadan

Muslims are celebrating their second Ramadan during the global COVID-19 pandemic, restricting the ability to break the fast and pray together. Annenberg Media spoke with Soraya Ahyaudin, director of the American Muslim …

Sonic Fields of Protection in Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 Pandemic

In a piece for the Asia Research Institute, CRCC’s Nalika Gajaweera and fellow anthropologist Neena Mahadev examine how for Sinhala Buddhists, pirit recitations serve to channel Dharmic energies and intentions during the COVID-19 …

Sarah Byrne-Martelli: A Hospital Chaplain Finds Joyful Sorrow For COVID-19 Patients Facing Death

This radio documentary was produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. To hear this and other profiles, subscribe to The Spiritual Edge podcast in your …

Sister Mary Catherine Redmond: Connection, Compassion and Care in a Bronx COVID-19 Ward

This article was originally published in Global Sisters Report, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  NEW YORK — In the first three months of the pandemic, Sr. Mary Catherine Redmond …

Marie-Stella Kouak: The Togolese Nun Caring for AIDS Patients Amid COVID-19

This article was originally published in The Guardian, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  Dapaong is a buzzing, multi-religious city, 13 miles south of Togo’s border with Burkina Faso and …

Masue Katayama: Changing Nursing Care Industry in Japan with Kindness

This article was originally published in Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. YOKOHAMA, Japan (RNS) — In what used to be an elementary school in …

RNS: In Togo, a Catholic nun fights COVID-19 for the sake of her AIDS patients

This article was originally published in Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  (RNS) — “Here, people won’t die from COVID-19 but mostly from its consequences,” said Sister …

Dr. Mohammed Elgazzar: Saving Lives Across the Battle Lines

This article was originally published in Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — the city of learned philosophers and a once-great library, named after …

USA Today: Brie Loskota on Her Late-Term Abortion Struggle

Brie Loskota published a personal OpEd on her first pregnancy with USA Today. The views expressed in the OpEd are her own: My first pregnancy happened easily as my husband was finishing …

Spiritual Healing Networks in Long Beach

Long Beach, California is a perfect example of the creativity and collaboration among people who embrace spiritual forms of healing, such as yoga and meditation. This video explores how this network operates: …

KPCC Take Two: What ‘Religious Liberty’ Means in Politics Today

CRCC Executive Director Brie Loskota unpacked the meaning of “religious liberty” in the light of laws opposing LGBT rights on KPCC’s Take Two. #Religion being persecuted by state is foundational idea, from …

Mindfulness and Science: Who’s Winning the Game of Samsara?

In his podcast lecture, Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey, a young Vipassana teacher, raises concerns about the “Mindfulness Industrial Complex.” “We want to win at this game of samsara”—the cyclic existence of suffering, driven by …

A Pragmatist’s View of Religion

It is reasonably easy to be an armchair critic of religion. There are ample examples of religious leaders who compromise the values of their tradition, and the fundamentalists of every religion are …

A Different Type of Medicine: Science, Religion, and the Power of Meaning

The general public and medical professionals have long recognized the positive relationship between religiosity/spirituality and health. While researchers warn that no blanket conclusions should be made about this relationship (i.e., it differs …

Obamacare and the Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Our nation cannot fully celebrate the freeing of slaves 150 years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Black poverty, unemployment, poor health care, inadequate housing and a variety of social ills remain unaddressed. President …