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Americans with A Diverse Mix of Friends Are Less Religious – World Religion News

RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY MAY BE CHANGING BELIEFS IN AMERICA.

Diversity has long been listed on the table of assets that have served to make America the Superpower that it is today. Being a nation of immigrants, it is unquestionable that there are different groups of people with different cultures and different religions co-existing together. For a long time, religious pluralism and diversity has been viewed to be good for religious life overall. The competing churches, synagogues and mosques would translate into a vigorous and vibrant religious culture. However, could the opposite be happening right under America’s nose? Could religious diversity be making America less religious?

Source: Americans with A Diverse Mix of Friends Are Less Religious – World Religion News

Muslims Seek New Burial Ground, and a Small Town Balks – The New York Times

DUDLEY, Mass. — When Dr. Amjad Bahnassi, a psychiatrist who lives in the central Massachusetts city of Worcester, wants to visit his son’s grave, he braces for the drive to the Muslim burial ground in Enfield, Conn., about 60 miles away. It is the nearest cemetery devoted solely to Islamic burials — and, he said, it is filling up.

Source: Muslims Seek New Burial Ground, and a Small Town Balks – The New York Times

Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits Against Kim Davis Dismissed – World Religion News

You might remember Kim Davis as the Kentucky County clerk who captured the nation’s attention by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in 2015. Davis is back in the national spotlight after three marriage license lawsuits against her were quashed and dismissed on Thursday, August 18.

Source: Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits Against Kim Davis Dismissed – World Religion News

‘I do not see myself as a failure’: Fresh peeks into Pope Benedict’s new memoir – The Washington Post

Retired Pope Benedict XVI said that practical governance of the Catholic Church was not his “strong point” but said that many people found “a new life in the faith” during his eight years as pontiff, according to two English translations of excerpts of the book-length interview set to be released in Italian on Friday.

Source: ‘I do not see myself as a failure’: Fresh peeks into Pope Benedict’s new memoir – The Washington Post