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Freedom From Religion and Faith in Space

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The founder of the advocacy group Freedom From Religion Foundation has died at age 88 in Wisconsin. A pioneer in the effort to create a secular society, she leaves a legacy of activism that has inspired atheists, agnostics and those … Continue reading

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Religious Leaders Speak on the Awful Costs of War and Poverty

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Pope Francis continues his tradition of speaking with pointed candor on urgent issues of the day, this time commenting on the awful costs, and some of the root causes, of war. President Obama headlines a panel at a Georgetown University … Continue reading

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The Unreligion

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Atheists win official protection from discrimination in matters of housing and employment in Madison, Wisconsin. Women seem to be coming forward as atheists in greater numbers than ever before. Leaders within atheist movements call for a renewed focus on good … Continue reading

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No Religion for French Schools

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France enacts laws and regulations regarding secular schools, and some Muslims say that their religion is a special target. Following the awful killings of satirical journalists and Jewish store patrons in Paris in January, many see renewed interest and emphasis … Continue reading

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Religion in Education

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An educator starts his undergraduate college religion in education courses with an anonymous poll. Students get prompts that they are to answer in any way they want, such as “Muslims are _______” and “Christians are ________” and more. The answers … Continue reading

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Bridging Religions and Shifting Trends

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More Americans than ever before are indicating that “none” is their religion of choice. While some 24 percent of the country is Catholic, the non-believers are not far behind at 23 percent of the nation’s citizens. Church attendance is also … Continue reading

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Keeping the People in Line With Religion

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All human societies have been shaped by religion. A current view in science holds that the human belief in a great deity—an all-powerful entity who oversees human action and metes out judgment and punishment—is essential to the development of political … Continue reading

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Religion and Science

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A recent book takes on the timeless question of how a person of religion can accept the facts and conclusions of modern science. Kelly James Clark is an evangelical Christian, and he writes of his concern over the apparent difficulty … Continue reading

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