#religion | Religion Briefs: March 28, 2020 | Briefs

Fundraiser for food banks begins During this challenging time, The Grand Valley Interfaith Network has elected to forgo its traditional April Foods Day Drive and instead is inviting other organizations and individuals to join them in sending monetary donations to the following six food banks that feed people from Fruita…

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#religion | $650K spent on religious, grammar books

Luke Ramseth Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 5:00 AM EDT Mar 27, 2020 As a Mississippi nonprofit directed welfare money toward advertising, resort hotels, steak dinners and other questionable expenditures that had little to do with helping poor people, among its largest payments were for several relatively obscure books. Over one recent nine-month period,…

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#religion | Religious individuals perceived as more empathic by their close acquaintances, according to new psychology research

A new study published in the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality has found that highly religious people tend to be perceived as more empathic compared to less religious people. “Psychological research has shown that religious people report higher levels of emotional empathy. These empirical findings are also consistent with…

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