Religious life was converting to tech before COVID

The pandemic has made livestreamed worship services the new normal, but research finds an existing and growing role for technology in religious life.

Eric Ferreri-Duke • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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What’s behind evangelical support for Trump?

How does religion factor into the presidential election for evangelical voters? An expert digs into faith and politics in the US.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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US Muslims are more likely to face bias than Christians

In an experiment focused on public schools, researchers found religious discrimination against Muslims and atheists was more likely than against Christians.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~10 min

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Misguided beliefs drive pro-vaccine policy opposition

While a new study finds broad support in the US for pro-vaccine public policy, it also shows that misinformed beliefs are the biggest driver of opposition.

Michael Rozansky-Penn • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Inca llama shell offering found at bottom of Lake Titicaca

The discovery of a carved stone box suggests that Lake Titicaca was a locus of ritual and ceremonial activity by the Inca, researchers say.

A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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Hagia Sophia ‘time tunnel’ linked Ottoman and Roman Empires

Hagia Sophia has been a cathedral, a mosque, a museum, and now again a mosque. But past conquests don't fully explain its legacy, a historian says.

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~10 min

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How religious groups are adapting to the pandemic

Four experts explain how different religious groups in the United States are bringing together tradition and tech to get through COVID-19.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Seeing God as a white man shapes views of leadership

"Basically, if you believe that a white man rules the heavens, you are more likely to believe that white men should rule on Earth."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Can historical records change minds about reparations?

"We often think about slavery as old history, as history that's completely disconnected from us. And that's simply not the case."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~5 min

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US political division has outpaced other democracies

Political polarization in the US has gotten worse over the last four decades at a faster rate than in other major democracies, researchers find.

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
Jan. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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