After organized worship, athletic competition is perhaps the oldest communal impulse known to mankind, and today sports and religion mirror each other as never before, experts say. But that correlation has negative as well as positive aspects. This edition of ReligionLink provides a guide to these issues.
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Students are settling into campus life at colleges and universities across the country, bringing with them a vast array of spiritual beliefs. Polls show that the majority consider themselves spiritual, pray and believe in a higher power. The challenge for colleges and universities is how to engage that energy and honor those beliefs – considering [...]
A conflict on college campuses across the country pits student religious groups against school anti-discrimination policies. The groups want waivers from the policies so they can reject members or leaders who don’t subscribe to their beliefs, particularly on homosexuality. Student groups, often with help from conservative legal organizations, are filing lawsuits, seeking exemptions from the [...]