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The Muslim Women Using Feminine Pronouns for Allah

May 15th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

There is a quiet revolution underway within the literary folds of Islamic feminism, wherein Muslim authors, academics, and activists are using female pronouns for Allah in an attempt to separate God from the idea of a “Divine patriarch.”

A Seat at the Table

April 10th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

A rising cohort of American Hindu leaders are becoming more public about their spirituality. They\'re inspired by the Hindu concept of \"seva\" — selfless service

Robots Performing Hindu Rituals

March 20th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

The first Hindu robot appeared in the stories of King Manu, the first king of the human race in Hindu belief

Computerized Gods

March 16th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Those who venerate the machine as superior to the human, who themselves can’t see what seems so perfectly obvious —that there is a difference between humans and machines— risk becoming full conspirators in the murder of God

Clergy and ChatGPT

February 20th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Rabbi Joshua Frankin, the Senior Rabbi at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, asked the new AI tool to write \"a sermon: 1,000 words about the Torah portion on the theme of intimacy and vulnerability.\"

Chanting at the Grammys

February 6th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

After a two-year push by over 400 musicians and record labels worldwide, the Grammy Awards will for the first time recognise the ancient musical practice of chanting

Transgender Trends in India

December 29th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

“Colonization left a huge damage psychologically, morally and emotionally,” said Jeffery D. Long, a professor of religion and Asian studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. “So much knowledge has been erased or distorted. It may be time to rediscover and understand the lost past.”

The Meat Paradox

November 24th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

The meat paradox represents a form of cognitive dissonance, a term describing discomfort arising from a contradiction between one’s beliefs and behavior

The Play of Bumblebees

November 14th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

A study recently published in Animal Behavior suggests that bumblebees, when given the chance, like to fool around with toys

Religiosity, Disillusionment, Spirituality, and Service

August 29th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

As more Americans turn away from religiosity and toward spirituality and service, some see echoes of the Vietnam era’s disillusionment with American institutions and predict a resurgence of the religion

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