Religious or Spiritual

Poll: Religious or Spiritual? Is There A Difference?

The Harvest Magazine Staff Study Says Millennials Are Less Religious Than Older Individuals—What Does That Mean? [tweetthis]What is the difference being religious and spiritual?[/tweetthis] The Pew Research Center recently released findings of its 2014 Religious Landscape Study, which found that millennials “are much less likely than older Americans to pray or attend church regularly or to consider […]

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U.S. Muslim Population to Double By 2050

There were 3.3 million Muslims of all ages living in the United States in 2015, or about 1 percent of the total U.S. population, the Pew Research Center reports. The figure is an update to Pew’s 2011 estimate of 2.75 million Muslims living in the United States. By 2050, Pew expects the share of Muslims […]

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Christian Communities Are Dwindling In Middle East

Christian populations across much of the conflict-stricken Middle East have rapidly declined in recent decades, and now many church leaders fear their ancient presence in the region could soon disappear, the Economist reported Friday. While Muslims make up the vast majority of victims in the Middle East’s wars, minorities have been disproportionately impacted as Christians […]

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Surge In Hate Crimes Against U.S. Muslims

INCREASE NOTED FOLLOWING ATTACKS IN PARIS, SAN BERNARDINO In Queens, New York, a Muslim store owner reported an attack from a man who screamed that he would “kill Muslims.” In Macon, Georgia, vandals defaced the local Islamic center with words like “terrorist” as well as obscenities. In Castro Valley, California, a woman accosted a group […]

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U.S. evangelicals plead for solidarity with refugees

Evangelical leaders in the United States have called on fellow Christians to welcome refugees from Syria and Iraq despite staunch opposition among many politicians and presidential candidates. In a joint statement – titled ‘Caring for Refugees: A Declaration of Evangelical Response’ – leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Assemblies of God, World Relief, the […]

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New Cure For Hepatitis C Heals 90% of Patients

Scientists have announced they now have a cure for the hepatitis C virus. The pills not only wipe out the virus in nine of ten patients who suffer from the disease, they also restore liver function. When attacked by the virus the liver gets scarred or even cancer as a result, making hepatitis C the […]

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They said no to company-mandated flu shot and now fear firing. Here’s why.

Megan Duncan, Alanda Watson and Denise Mercurius will report to work Friday morning, as they have done every day for years. Once there, they expect to be fired. The three women — employees of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, an agency that helps the elderly and the disadvantaged throughout the state — are among […]

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Fear Of Religious Education Underscores The Need For It

Fear Of Religious Education Underscores The Need For It During the first week of his world religions class at Texas State University, religious studies Professor Joseph Laycock shows his students a slide of how McDonald’s, which serves customers in 119 countries, offers different menu items in different parts of the world. In Israel, the Golden […]

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Breaking down the Syrian refugee crisis

Breaking down the Syrian refugee crisis What’s happening? In Northern Africa and the Middle East, severe civil wars and major economic collapses are breeding instability: over 3 million people — many of them Syrian — continue to flee from their homes. Some of the refugees seek asylum in Europe, but the trip across the Mediterranean […]

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Tearing Down Inequality with the Strength of Our Differences

Commentary Kimberly N. Alleyne Publisher and Editor, The Harvest Magazine       Tweet: Religious and moral leaders, theologians, and laypeople from all faiths must not be remiss in their collective duty to stir a sea change. Several anniversaries have greeted the first half of 2015: the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to […]

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