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UF researcher: Soccer emerges as significant political force in Israel

Published: Oct 17th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Arab-Israeli conflict softens considerably between the goals of a soccer field, according to a new book by a University of Florida researcher, which finds that Arab fans in the Jewish state often cheer players in Hebrew and vote for Zionist candidates for political office.

Professor’s book examines the rise of marketing God, megachurches

Published: Aug 27th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Time was when a religion was something people were born into, grew old with in comfort and died with in glory.

Faith-based programs for kids can work without legal controversies

Published: Jun 5th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Faith-based correctional programs for troubled kids can survive and even thrive without legal challenges if they follow Florida’s lead in keeping participation voluntary and welcoming different religions, a new University of Florida study finds.

Church events a growing boon to local economies, study finds

Published: Apr 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Communities that host church retreats and conventions can count their blessings and the dollars the faithful pump into local economies, a new University of Florida study finds.