Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
We all know staying hydrated is key to keeping healthy, but one new study shows the negative effects drinking from water bottles may have on your face.
Over at CNN, Sima Shelbayah pens an interesting piece on the moral dilemma some Muslims face in deciding whether to fast during Ramadan.
As the U.S. military mulls whether to accept its first humanist chaplain, some debate the merits of having a nonreligious chaplain to minister to the 13,000 servicemen and women who are religiously unaffiliated. Less than one-third of Americans say they would be comfortable with someone who does not believe in God serving as president.
Recent discussions about Millennials have explored why they are leaving church (see here, and here), but religious groups are not the only ones having trouble attracting this generation – American nudists say they’re also having a tough time recruiting younger people as their members age.
What happens when an American football coach heads across the pond to take charge of one Britain’s premiere soccer clubs? Watch and find out.