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Why America’s ‘nones’ left religion behind

September 7, 2018

Perhaps the most striking trend in American religion in recent years has been the growing percentage of adults who do not identify with a religious group. And the vast majority of these religious “nones” (78%) say they were raised as a member of a particular religion before shedding their religious identity in adulthood. As part of a […]

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The Politics of Religion in the Philippines

August 7, 2018

Thirty years ago, on Feb. 22, 1986, then Jaime Cardinal Sin made an urgent call on church-owned Radio Veritas for Filipinos to take to the streets and support the revolt against President Ferdinand E. Marcos. For most Filipinos, Jaime Cardinal Sin’s message was what started the People Power Revolution, with hundreds of thousands of supporters […]

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Separating Church and State: Vomit-Inducing or Necessary for Freedom of Religion?

July 7, 2018

Newt Gingrich said the country is under attack by a the “secular left,” Mitt Romney is concerned about President Obama’s “secular agenda” and Rick Santorum has said repeatedly that the idea of an absolute separation of church and state makes him want to “throw up.” As the Republican presidential campaign drags on, the idea of […]

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