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August 12, 2014

Workplace Religious Discrimination Encountered by 1-in-3

36% of Americans report experiencing or witnessing workplace religious discrimination, according to a recent Tanenbaum survey, "What American Workers Really Think about Religion." READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Freedom of Religion and the Freedom of the Church

It is widely accepted—in American law, in other countries’ laws, and in human-rights law generally—that “freedom of religion” is fundamental and that it should be protected, respected, and promoted. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, for example, called on all political communities to “promote respect” for the right to religious freedom and to “secure [its] universal and effective recognition and observance.” READ MORE

August 5, 2014

Exodus: Why Europe's Jews Are Fleeing Once Again

The mob howled for vengeance, the missiles raining down on the synagogue walls as the worshippers huddled inside. It was a scene from Europe in the 1930s – except this was eastern Paris on the evening of July 13th, 2014 READ MORE

August 5, 2014

More than 8-in-10 People Hold Religious Beliefs, and It's Rising, Finds New Book

Research from the Yearbook of International Religious Demography (Brill, 2014)* shows religious adherents of all faiths are globally on the rise. More than eight-in-ten people today follow a religion, and even among those who don’t, many still hold some spiritual beliefs or engage in some religious practices. Continued growth of religious populations appears strong, as they are younger on average than the world’s religiously unaffiliated population. READ MORE

August 5, 2014

Boko Haram attacks five churches in Northern Nigeria

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has attacked at least five churches Borno State, northern Nigeria, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports. READ MORE