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

September 16, 2016
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...
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Choosing a New Church or House of Worship | Pew Research Center

August 27, 2016
Choosing a New Church or House of Worship Americans look for good sermons, warm welcome About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives, most commonly because they have moved. And when they search for a new house of worship, a new Pew Research Center study shows, Americans look first and foremost for a place where they like the preaching and the tone set by the congregation’s leaders.

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Religious Groups Come Together to Help Flood Victims in Louisiana - World Religion News

August 27, 2016
FAITH GROUPS PROVIDE AID TO LOUISIANA FLOOD VICTIMS. Nobody can really tell why natural disasters take place. Science can tell us how, but for those who are devastated by such incidents the questions remain. Why? Why us? Why did we deserve this? Why our city? While various people describe these disasters as chance or divine will, the fact remains that it becomes a time of crisis for people who are spiritual as they start wondering why God would let that happen to them. The one good thing however that emerges during these times is the open display of human goodness. While humanity...
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78% of U.S. Religious 'Nones' were Raised in Religious Homes - World Religion News

August 27, 2016
NEW RESEARCH SAYS RELIGIOUS HOMES PRODUCE THE MAJORITY OF RELIGIOUS ‘NONES.’ The results of new research by Pew can come as an eye-opener to a number of religious households. 78 percent of religious “nones” say they were raised in highly religious families. In other words, if you are very religious and are trying hard to indoctrinate your child into religious beliefs, the chances statistically are that your child might grow up to hate it and leave religion altogether. Religious households may now have to change tactics if they want to see their children grow up as practicing...
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Attack in Nice Turns Spotlight on City’s Religious Divisions - The New York Times

July 18, 2016
NICE, France — There is the Nice of popular imagination, the old-world resort dotted with palm trees and cafes that look out on the Mediterranean Sea, suffused with an incandescent light prized for centuries by artists. Then there is the other Nice, one that begins to show its face a few blocks inland from the seaside Promenade des Anglais, the majestic arc of a boulevard where 84 people were killed by a 31-year-old Tunisian immigrant at the wheel of a 19-ton truck. This Nice is home to many Muslim immigrants from North Africa, including a secular middle-class that has lived...
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Dallas residents look to churches for hope and answers in wake of police deaths - WorldWide Religious News

July 15, 2016
Dallas — The pews and pulpits of Dallas were full of people seeking hope Sunday after the slaying of five police officers. Of people exorcising their anger over the latest police shootings of young black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. Of people looking for some measure of kindness and unity in a country that suddenly seems in short supply of both.

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Religion and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign | Pew Research Center

July 15, 2016
For the most part, the voting intentions of people in major religious groups closely resemble those seen in polling conducted at a similar point in the 2012 campaign. Roughly eight-in-ten white evangelical Protestant voters (78%) say they would support Trump if the election were held today, just as 73% indicated they would vote for Romney in June 2012. And Trump enjoys about the same level of support among white mainline Protestant voters as Romney did four years ago.

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