Sunday, 15 September, 2019

Month: June 2018

Global Religious Freedom Takes Its Biggest Hit In Over A Decade

Global Religious Freedom Takes Its Biggest Hit In Over A Decade

Christians around the world face mounting political and social pressure over their beliefs, as government restrictions, nationalist parties, and harassment aimed at minority faiths continues on a global upswing. Religious antagonism saw its biggest surge in over a decade in 2016, with the world’s two biggest faith groups—Christians and Muslims—ranking

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In Western Europe Christians Are Less Religiously Committed Than American ‘Nones’

In Western Europe Christians Are Less Religiously Committed Than American ‘Nones’

The Story: A new survey finds that while most people in Western Europe consider themselves to be Christians, they are less religious than ‘nones’ (i.e., atheists, agnostics, and religiously unaffiliated) are in America. The Background: Pew Research finds that most adults surveyed in Western Europe still consider themselves to be Christians—even if they seldom

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Preparing For The Asteroid Apocalypse

Preparing For The Asteroid Apocalypse

Among Earth’s natural disasters—hurricanes, floods, earthquakes—the one humans probably ponder least is asteroids, huge objects zipping through our solar system at ludicrous speeds. Federal officials call an asteroid or comet collision “low probability, but high consequence,” NASA-speak for it will probably never happen, but if it does we’re toast. With that in mind, the U.S. and

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