(RNS) Most people have not written down their views on the treatments they want — or don’t want — if they become too ill to speak for themselves. But one expert says there’s spiritual value in completing advance directives.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) Race, religion and a sense of the role of the family all play into end-of-life decisions for African-Americans, “and you cannot disentangle them,” said Karen Bullock, a professor and head of the department of social work at North Carolina State University.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans hold strong views on the care they want — or don’t want — if they are faced with an incurable disease. A new survey from Pew Research finds that the number of those who would fight death to the bitter end is growing.
(RNS) To keep younger Jews connected to Judaism, top Jewish leaders are pushing free Jewish preschool for all Jewish American children — what they call a “Jewish Head Start.”
(RNS) American Jews say they face discrimination in the U.S., but they see Muslims, gays and blacks facing far more.
WASHINGTON (RNS) When Religion News Service readers took up Carol Howard Merritt’s quest to re-brand mainline Protestants, our unscientific survey opened the door to spirited fans and critics alike.
WASHINGTON (RNS) From the Orthodox to the unreligious, U.S. Jews feel deeply connected to Israel even if they “struggle with Israel’s realities.” That’s a Jewish struggle, said one rabbi: It is “an act of love; it is not an act of disengagement.”
(RNS) As Conservative Judaism approaches its 100th birthday, it confronts a set of statistics that bode poorly for its future as the anchor in the center of American Jewish life.
“The new study of American Jews by the Pew research Center shows how complicated Jewish identity is right now.”