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Religion and Resistance at the New National Museum of African American History and Culture | Religion Dispatches

September 30, 2016
This Saturday, priceless religious relics from black history like Nat Turner’s Bible, Harriet Tubman’s hymnal and antique pews from AME churches across the country will be on view at the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Where the Public Stands on Religious Liberty vs. Nondiscrimination | WWRN - World-wide Religious News

September 30, 2016
The U.S. public expresses a clear consensus on the contentious question of whether employers who have religious objections to contraception should be required to provide it in health insurance plans for their employees. Fully two-thirds of American adults say such businesses should be required to cover birth control as part of their employees’ insurance plans, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, while just three-in-ten say businesses should be allowed to refuse to cover contraception for religious reasons.

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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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