religion http://wkms.org en How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion? http://wkms.org/post/how-do-we-explain-evolution-religion Religion is a cross-cultural universal, even though not every human being professes faith in God or some other supernatural being. Those of us who are atheist or agnostic make up 6 percent of the American population. A further 14 percent <a href="http://www.pewforum.org/2012/10/09/nones-on-the-rise/">say they are not affiliated</a> with any particular religion.<p>But religiosity <em>is </em>found in every human culture and biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists keenly debate how it arose. Just like language, technology and bipedalism, religion too evolved over time. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:06:33 +0000 Barbara J. King 39986 at http://wkms.org How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion? Rabbi Pamela Barmash on Finding Religious Commonalities http://wkms.org/post/rabbi-pamela-barmash-finding-religious-commonalities <p>Degrees from Yale, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Harvard are Rabbi Pamela Barmash's&nbsp;academic credentials as a professor of Hebrew Bible at Washington University in St. Louis. Barmash speaks at 4 PM Thursday, February 27 in Freed Curd Auditorium for the 2014 Social Work Lecture Series. She was a fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. She is on the Committee of Jewish Law and Standards for Conservative Judaism and has served as Rabbi for a Massachusetts Temple. Kate Lochte speaks with Rabbi Barmash ahead of her presentation.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:38:58 +0000 Kate Lochte 38915 at http://wkms.org Rabbi Pamela Barmash on Finding Religious Commonalities