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U.S. Protestants Lose Majority Status

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For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study.

 

Interestingly, this is not due to the rise of a new religious group, but the rise of secularism in the United States. The fastest growing group in the United States is the religiously unaffliliated. Click here for a simplified AP news story on the report. 

 

Questions to ponder: What are some causal factors that might explain why there is an increase in the non-religious population in the United States today? How does this impact American culture and politics?

 

Tags: religion, USA, culture, unit 3 culture.


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A religious article that shows U.S Protestants Lose Majority Status 

 
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And the report outlines that since 2010 (when the chart data ends) Protestants have continued to lose members.

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Social Media in South Africa 2013

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Social Media in South Africa 2013 :The pattern of social media in South Africa during the year 2013 makes an interesting study.

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This is a social article about Africa .it shows the advancements of media is Africa .for example Google Plus has started making waves with 466 ,800 active users.Twitter users rose by a whopping 129% in 2013.also, Instagram started From a mere 100 000 users in 2012, now has certainly turned the corner in South Africa – so far adding more than half a million users in 2013.

 

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Gabby and Kamri's curator insight, April 10, 2014 12:31 PM

Social: This article discusses how social media is affecting africa, and the patterns social media is creating in their society.

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Social: social technology and media is huge in Africa in the year of 2013.  

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Don Jazzy & Akon Top Richest African Artists, Musicians In 2013 ...

Don Jazzy & Akon Top Richest African Artists, Musicians In 2013 ... | America and Africa | Scoop.it
Sept 2nd, 2013 - Don Jazzy & Akon Top Richest African Artists, Musicians In 2013 - Forbes Report Mavin Boss Don Jazzy seems to be doing well after.

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This is a africa art article.It show the top richest artists from africa .The richest is akon who is a famous article.second is don jazzy a famous musical article.this information was repoted to the Forbes magazine

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Women Rising in African Politics

Women Rising in African Politics | America and Africa | Scoop.it

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this is a political article.this article shows how women are making there way into politics.there are now three heads of states and more to come.women are also going after bigger roles such as leaders (presidents) of countries. Activists say things are looking up for Africa
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Jason, Charlie's curator insight, April 9, 2014 7:31 PM

AFRICAN POLITICS!!!!!!  This video will be placed under the political section.  The video talks about how there is much instability in parts of Africa.  The government is now having women run for President and they are making headway.  The women of Africa are pleased and believe this a step forward and that they can not go backwards.

James and Drew's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:15 PM

This is in the political section of persia. It talks about how there are more women in African politics.

Kiann and Kenneth's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:27 PM

This show politics because women are gaining power in Africa by making micro-enterprises to gain money. 

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Corn Nears Three-Year Low on Expectations for Bigger U.S. Supply

Corn Nears Three-Year Low on Expectations for Bigger U.S. Supply | America and Africa | Scoop.it

Corn traded near a three-year low in Chicago on expectations that a government report this week will show bigger supplies of the grain than previously estimated in the U.S., the world’s largest producer.

The national crop may be a record 14.03 billion bushels, according to a Bloomberg survey before the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases its report Nov. 8. That would be 1.3 percent more than forecast in September, the agency’s most recent estimate before the partial U.S. government shutdown canceled last month’s report. The U.S. corn harvest was 59 percent complete as of Oct. 27, USDA data show.

"Prices are being more heavily influenced again by the prospect of a high global corn surplus," Carsten Fritsch, an analyst at Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt, said in a report e- mailed today. "This is looking increasingly likely in view of positive U.S. harvest results."

Corn for delivery in December slipped 0.2 percent to $4.2625 a bushel at 7:02 a.m. on the Chicago Board of Trade, poised for a fourth straight retreat. In the prior session, futures reached $4.2575, the lowest level since August 2010. Prices fell 2.9 percent last week, a second straight drop.

INTL FCStone Inc. and Informa Economics Inc. both raised their outlook for U.S. production on Nov. 1 to 14.37 billion bushels and 14.22 billion bushels, respectively. A bigger U.S. corn crop will spur a rebound in world stockpiles to 155.19 million metric tons by the end of the 2013-14 season, up from 122.59 million tons a year earlier, Bloomberg’s survey showed.

Prospects also are improving for South American crops, as rain in Argentina’s Pampas region aids corn and soybean planting, the Rosario Grains Exchange said Nov. 1. Southern Brazil and northern Argentina will be dry until showers arrive Nov. 8, AccuWeather Inc. said today.

Soybeans for delivery in January rose 0.5 percent to $12.575 a bushel, rebounding from a weekly loss, and wheat for delivery in December advanced 0.3 percent to $6.70 a bushel. In Paris, milling wheat for delivery in January dropped 0.2 percent to 204.25 euros ($275.94) a ton on NYSE Liffe.


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U.S. Protestants Lose Majority Status

U.S. Protestants Lose Majority Status | America and Africa | Scoop.it

For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study.

 

Interestingly, this is not due to the rise of a new religious group, but the rise of secularism in the United States. The fastest growing group in the United States is the religiously unaffliliated. Click here for a simplified AP news story on the report. 

 

Questions to ponder: What are some causal factors that might explain why there is an increase in the non-religious population in the United States today? How does this impact American culture and politics?

 

Tags: religion, USA, culture, unit 3 culture.


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A religious article that shows U.S Protestants Lose Majority Status 

 
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And the report outlines that since 2010 (when the chart data ends) Protestants have continued to lose members.
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ObamaCare Marketing Drive Delayed Over Fears Of Website Crash - Fox News (blog)

ObamaCare Marketing Drive Delayed Over Fears Of Website Crash - Fox News (blog) | America and Africa | Scoop.it
ObamaCare Marketing Drive Delayed Over Fears Of Website Crash
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(Newsmax).

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a political articl about Obamacare marketing campaign that is being put on hold because the White House fears that a rush of customers to the hobbled HealthCare.gov website could crash the system

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End Illegal Bush Meat Trade in Western Africa

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This is a African economy article .it expresses that Every day in Western Africa, endangered species are poached as bush meat. These species are then consumed directly, sold locally or illegally exported. people want to call for the protection of endangered species from being illegally hunted

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Economic: This specific article discusses the endangered species in Western Africa are poached as bush meat. The species are either eaten, sold locally or illegally transmitted. Many people are aware of the illegal hunting and are taking part in protecting the species by creating a petition letter.

Bailey & Xavier's curator insight, April 8, 1:31 PM

Meat from endangered species in Africa is very valuable. Because of this, endangered species are very valuable And are killed illegally. We need to  end this

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Geography Of Africa

This edition of Mr. Zoller's Social Studies Podcasts provides an introduction to African geography.

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this is a geography article for Africa .IT shows that Africa is the seconds largest continent(3 millions square kilometers ). It has over 1 billion people in it .its geography  contains desserts ,rain forests,Savannas,and chaparrals. Whit the longest river in the world the Nile.

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Jason, Charlie's curator insight, April 9, 2014 7:13 PM

AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY!!!!!!  This video will be placed under the area and geography section.  This is a very interesting video talking about Africa's size, climate, and interesting facts that most viewers do not know.  One of the facts is that Africa has 11.7 millions square miles of land. 

Kaleigh & Lauren:)'s curator insight, April 10, 2014 10:09 PM

This video falls under the area/geography section. This video shares some very interesting facts about the geographical features of Africa. One fact that I found particularly interesting was that Africa is 5,000 miles long and 4,100 miles wide!

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Traditional African Religion Still Very Relevant In Africa ...

Traditional African Religion Still Very Relevant In Africa ... | America and Africa | Scoop.it
One of the contributions of traditional African religion to the continent is the preservation of the African languages. Unlike Islam and Christianity that came with foreign languages, indigenous African religion is conducted in the ...

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this is a religion article.this shows Islam and Christianity are the most African practiced traditional African religion.  Africa has its own cultural belief systems that are deeply rooted in the extended family system. Traditional African religion is part of African culture. Even after 1900 when Christian and Muslim expansion reached its peak t

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Kiann and Kenneth's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:20 PM

This article shows things about Africa's religion because they still practice Islam and Christianity on consistent bases.

 

Chloe and Devynne's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:29 AM

 article is about Africa's religion. It mainly speaks about how the traditional religions of the area still widely thrive thepughout the inhabitants of the country. Even those who practice new religions often incorporate traditional practices.

Kaleigh & Lauren:)'s curator insight, April 13, 2014 10:47 PM

Religion:  Religion in africa is different than some might see.  Christian and Islam are just among the minorities.  Traditional African Religion is much more than some give credit for.  10% of the population still practice this religion full time.  Their expressions are found in oral traditions.  They believe in a supreme being who created and ordered the world, but experienced as distant and unreachable.  

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Steven Holl begins construction of second arts building at the University of Iowa

Steven Holl begins construction of second arts building at the University of Iowa | America and Africa | Scoop.it
News: American firm Steven Holl Architects has begun construction of a new building for the University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History, adjacent to the award-winning Art Building West that the practice completed in 2006.

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An Art article that shows American firm Steven Holl Architects has begun construction of a new building for the University of Iowa’s School

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Connecticut Named The 5th Most Energy Efficient State

Connecticut Named The 5th Most Energy Efficient State | America and Africa | Scoop.it

The report, from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington, D.C.-based clean energy advocacy group, ranked Connecticut behind only Massachusetts, California, New York and Oregon.The Connecticut General Assembly passed of a major energy bill earlier this year and Gov. Dannel Malloy signed it into law this summer. 

 
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A economic articl that shows Connecticut as fifth in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency

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Gillian & Alexis's curator insight, December 1, 2013 2:20 AM

This article would be placed in the economy catagory because it shows how states are saving money by starting to become more energy efficient. I chose this article because states saving money is a very important subject in our economy right now, and thats the main idea. The plan included in this article will bring down the cost of efficient lighting products, expand resources to provide for more low-income residents to receive energy efficiency assessments of their homes, help small businesses with financing and more.

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Looks like PSY’s 15-minutes of fame are just about over...He hates America&Rapped About Killing Americans

PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일) ▶ NOW available on iTunes: http://Smarturl.it/psygangnam ▶ Official PSY Online Store US & International : http://psy.shop.bravado...

 

It turns out PSY has been involved in several anti-American protest performances. According to Mediaite.com he smashed a model U.S. tank while onstage in 2002 to oppose 37,000 U.S. troops that descended on the Korean Peninsula.

 

A few years later, PSY cursed Americans after a South Korean missionary was executed. His song “Dear American” sets the record straight.

 

“Kill those f***ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those f***ing Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers/Kill them all slowly and painfully,” he raps.

 

PSY is slated to perform for President Obama for a Christmas In Washington special to air on TNT Friday, December 21. As a result, a petition to rescind his invitation https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/rescind-invite-gangnam-style-rapper-psy-perform-pres-obama-christmas-party-over-troop-killing-song/vKVmX0x3 has been created by outraged Americans for his anti-American song lyrics.

Source: http://amp.cbslocal.com/2012/12/07/does-south-korean-rapper-psy-hate-america/

 

 

LBN:
 

What a shame...he should have kept his politics separate from his Music...my kids love the song&mocking his dance moves....I'll have to tell them to stop listening to it now....His previous rap song cursed Americans, no wonder it didn't go very far...

 

However, I am not surprised Obama has invited him to perform for the Christmas in Washington special on Dec 21. I wonder how many Mao ornaments Obama has on his tree this year??

 

 

 


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this is a social article about how spy is singing anti american verses in his music and how he is joining anti american groups/gatherings.

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Lily and Cami's curator insight, October 29, 2014 4:43 PM

India-social: I chose to scoop this because it shows how popular and Social this video is all over the world! It also shows how u don't have to speak the language in order to understand it and it will become popular.  it's cool how something from one country can be popular in another country!