(RNS) — Corporations often don’t accommodate Muslim employees’ religious needs simply because they don’t take the time to understand or anticipate them.
Tag - fasting
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — In Morocco's capital, the beach is a favorite place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
(RNS) — On the eve of Ramadan, a medical student finds that fasting has some mild health benefits, but some very noticeable consequences as well.
(RNS) Failure to acknowledge how faith impacts medical care can lead to challenges and even life-threatening situations.
(RNS) Rising prices reflect plummeting supplies caused by a severe drought linked to climate change that wiped out harvests, depleted water sources and killed livestock.
(The Conversation) Such as ... why is Ramadan called Ramadan?
On June 9, a law allowing patients with terminal illnesses to end their lives with help from a physician came into effect in California, opening conversations about whether human life should be prolonged against the desire to die peacefully and with...
"I am learning how to be uncomfortable" in a Mormon fast, says guest blogger Mette Harrison. "I am learning that I don’t have to have answers or to feel spiritually ecstatic."
What I learned from giving up alcohol and dessert for Lent.
NEW YORK (RNS) The city's archbishop is none too happy that Jews and Muslims seem to observe their rituals and holy days while Catholics prefer to play games and hang at Starbucks through Lent and Holy Week.
(RNS) Ramadan begins on the longest day of the year, but for some Muslims living in Northern Europe and Canada, it's even longer. A British Muslim scholar says those Muslims don't have to suffer.
Mormons believe that if we are to become like Christ, one thing we must learn to do is to die and be reborn. Fasting is that lesson for us, month in and month out.
After 20 years, one of my favorite spirituality books has been refreshed for a new generation of readers. Author Marjorie Thompson explains why.
(RNS) The 30-day fast known as Ramadan began Tuesday, and requires that believers forgo food and drink. At this time of year, that means 15 hours of parched throats and unquenched thirst.
I don’t think any Mormons should be exempt from fasting, whether they are sick, pregnant, nursing, old, traveling, or recovering from an eating disorder. The problem is not the expectation that we should fast once a month. The problem is the all-or...