Islam, Muslim, Religion

Muslims Mark The End Of Ramadan

After a month of fasting, prayer and alms-giving, Muslims around the world from Moscow to Jakarta to Dearborn, Michigan, will welcome the end of Ramadan this week with Eid al-Fitr celebrations. Here’s a look at the celebrations and everything you need to know about one of the most important days for practicing Muslims. What is… Read More Muslims Mark The End Of Ramadan

Catholic Church, Church, Faith, Fear, Health, Religion

Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says

Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women — practicing Catholics — appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm. Compared with women who never participated in religious services, women who attended any religious service once… Read More Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says

Christianity, Culture, Current events, Israel, Religion, Religious Freedom, Religious Persecution

Israel Probes Extremist For Anti-Christian Comments

Israeli authorities have opened a criminal investigation into alleged incitement by Benzi Gopstein, leader of the far-right anti-assimilation Lehava group, according to Israeli media reports, after he wrote an article in December that likened Christians to “vampires” and called for them to be expelled from the holy land. In the article published on far-right Israeli… Read More Israel Probes Extremist For Anti-Christian Comments

Christianity, Church, Crucifixion, Feature, Jesus, Religion, Resurrection, Spirituality

#Lent 2016: Real Rending

[tweetthis display_mode=”box”]I’m giving Him me in all my transparency, honesty and nakedness. That’s a real rending of the heart. @theharvestmag[/tweetthis]   What Are You Giving Up for Lent? Does It Matter? Joel 2: 12-13 Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor Ash Wednesday marks the 40-day period of reflection and sacrifice, excluding Sundays, before… Read More #Lent 2016: Real Rending

Culture, Current events, Religion, Social Justice

Germany’s Chancellor Vows to Tackle ‘Hatred’ At Holocaust Art Opening

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016 German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened a Holocaust art exhibition displaying works from Jewish concentration camp prisoners on Monday, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and vowed to tackle rising in anti-Semitism in Germany. The exhibition, entitled “Art from the Holocaust,” presents 100 pieces from Israel’s Holocaust museum, known as Yad… Read More Germany’s Chancellor Vows to Tackle ‘Hatred’ At Holocaust Art Opening

Culture, Current events, Millennials, Religion, Spirituality

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… Read More Poll: Religious or Spiritual? Is There A Difference?

Culture, Current events, Islam, Religion

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… Read More U.S. Muslim Population to Double By 2050

Culture, Current events, Islam, Race Relations, Race, Ethnicity, Religion

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… Read More Surge In Hate Crimes Against U.S. Muslims

Christianity, Church, Culture, Current events, Islam, Muslim, Religion, Religious Education

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… Read More Fear Of Religious Education Underscores The Need For It

Christianity, Culture, Current events, Religion

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… Read More Breaking down the Syrian refugee crisis