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Fewer Americans now think churches are important to solving social problems

August 10th, 2016 at 6:07 am » Comments Off

Religious leaders and institutions have taken part in efforts to address important social issues throughout American history, from slavery to civil rights to today’s advocacy in areas such as reducing poverty. But Americans appear to be growing more skeptical of how much of a difference churches and other houses of worship make in tackling social […]



Chart shows the surprising links between faith and evolution and climate denial

May 25th, 2015 at 1:19 pm » Comments Off

For a long time, the discussion about the relationship between religious beliefs and the rejection of science, has been pretty confused, especially its two most prominent U.S. incarnations, evolution denial and climate change denial.  



Why kids (and adults) should play outside

June 22nd, 2014 at 8:17 am » Comments Off

Kids who play outdoors have a stronger spiritual connection to the Earth. A new study, published in the Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture found that  children who play outdoors have a stronger sense of purpose and self-fulfilment than those who don’t.    



Top religion in the U.S. is christianity. Here’s the second-top in each state.

June 9th, 2014 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

In the U.S., Christianity is the largest religion by a wide margin: more than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians. Buddhism is second. The data comes from a 2010 census sponsored by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies.  



Which Requires More Faith, Science or Religion?

April 11th, 2014 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: For the past several months I’ve been wrestling with this topic, and how to discuss it from a centrist viewpoint.    



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