News tagged with religious rituals

Pain makes people more charitable

(Phys.org) —A study involving Victoria University researchers supports the longstanding theory that taking part in extreme, painful rituals increases prosocial behaviours and attitudes including making ...

dateJul 17, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Malaysian Buddhists hold apple ritual for Jobs

A Buddhist temple on Malaysia's island resort of Penang has held a religious ritual in which mourners bit an apple to hasten Apple visionary Steve Jobs' reincarnation, a report said Tuesday.

dateOct 18, 2011 in Other
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A wives tale

(PhysOrg.com) -- Women members of ancient religious sect in India balance traditional subservience to husbands with equal commitment to nonviolence.

dateFeb 12, 2010 in Social Sciences
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