(RNS) Unlike Christianity, Judaism and Islam, historically all led by men, or the philosophies of the East such as Buddhism where male scholars and monks dominate, folk religions are often practiced and led by women.
Author Archives: Cathy Lynn Grossman
About Cathy Lynn Grossman
Award-winning journalist Cathy Lynn Grossman is a senior national correspondent for RNS, where she specializes in stories drawn from research and statistics on religion, spirituality, and social and biomedical ethics. She joined RNS in 2013 after 23 years with USA TODAY, where she created the religion and ethics beat for the national newspaper. Grossman also blogs for RNS at Faith & Reason.
(RNS) She’s studied religious philosophy, found comfort in Jesus, and toed a traditionalist Christian line — mostly.
(RNS) Nancy Ellen Abrams’ new book on the origin of God argues for God as a science-rooted creation of humanity’s “collective aspirations.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) She ties her commitment to social activism — particularly for the poor and vulnerable — to a lifelong faith that challenges, guides and comforts her.
(RNS) Muslims will grow, “nones” will lose market share and Christians will hold steady, according to new projections from the Pew Research Center.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Robert Putnam wants to convert every reader on the sawdust trail to civic salvation. And he’s not taking no for an answer.
(RNS) Most young adults hold views on moral issues that are a long way from what some major religions preach on issues such as abortion and contraception.
(RNS) Brittany Maynard and Kara Tippetts both died too young. But their final acts showed the different meanings of what we mean by “death with dignity.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) When it comes to how Americans rank the factors that shape their self identity, religion ranks near the bottom — if at all.