What’s the connection between religion and health? In a tense and conflict-ridden world, how can religion and science help bridge divides? How can religion and science join together to help us overcome trauma?
These are a few of the questions that the Fall 2016 Sinai and Synapses Discussion Forum explores.
Physically going to your mosque, temple, church, or place of worship continually predicts a longer life. Why would this be the case?
Mechon Hadar presents a fall lecture series about faith and doubt in light of science.
If I shut the door entirely and write off and not engage with 40% of the American population, then I’m actually part of the problem.
Once I accept reality, I can begin to work on the world as it is, rather than the world that exists in my head.
When we join hands we do so with wounds still open.
We are mindful of that web that connects all of us, and we will, God-willing, emerge to tread more softly, honoring one another in our shared human vulnerability.
What scientific and religious tools can we use to help us deal with trauma?
Can religion — as a source of creative meaning — “inoculate” us against the fears that naturally arise?
The problem with empathy is that we tend to focus on what’s immediately in front of us, which means that we lose the opportunities to make a big difference.