CMA wants to thank Malika Saada Saar for her dedication to saving young women. Malika Saada Saar is the Executive Director of Rights4Girls, a new effort focused on the human rights of marginalized young women and girls in the U.S.
She also co-founded the Rebecca Project for Human Rights (RPFHR),goal is to shut down Craigslist sex ads that served as the leading site for the trafficking of children for sex, ended the federal practice of shackling pregnant mothers behind bars in U.S. prisons, and successfully advocated for millions in federal funding for treatment and services for at-risk families. Newsweek and the Daily Beast have named Malika as one of “150 Women Who Shake the World.”
Rhythmic prayer, such as saying the rosary, seems to affect the heart rate
in the same way as doing yoga.
Research on the health benefits of prayer has shown decidedly mixed
results. When individuals pray in a ritualistic or rhythmic way, such as
saying the rosary or repeating a mantra, they can lower their heart rate.
In fact, one study showed that the cardiovascular effects of rhythmic
prayer are similar to that of doing yoga. Studies on the effects of
intercessory prayer — that is, prayer for other people — show less
optimistic results. One study even showed that people who received
intercessory prayer from other people were more likely to suffer