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A Religious Legacy, With Its Leftward Tilt, Is Reconsidered

A Religious Legacy, With Its Leftward Tilt, Is Reconsidered | Religion in America | Scoop.it
After decades of focusing on evangelicals, historians are reassessing the legacy of liberal Protestantism.
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Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture :: Young Scholars in American Religion Syllabi

Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture :: Young Scholars in American Religion Syllabi | Religion in America | Scoop.it
All YSAR syllabi
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Church without God - by design

Church without God - by design | Religion in America | Scoop.it
By Dan Merica, CNN


Boston (CNN)-– It’s Sunday in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a rapt congregation listens to a chaplain preach about the importance of building a community.

A few dozen people sit quietly for the hourlong service.
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‘No Religion’ on the Rise: 19.6% Have No Religious Affiliation - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

‘No Religion’ on the Rise: 19.6% Have No Religious Affiliation - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life | Religion in America | Scoop.it
The number of Americans claiming ‘no religion’ continues to grow at a rapid pace. Click to read more.
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James and Drew's curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:07 PM

This article is on religion in North America. It talks about how the number of religous people is declining in the USA.

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5 takeaways from new Pew survey on global religion

5 takeaways from new Pew survey on global religion | Religion in America | Scoop.it
By Dan Merica, CNN


Washington (CNN) – The world is religiously diverse and overwhelmingly faithful, according to a study released Tuesday by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
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Losing Our Religion: The Growth Of The 'Nones' : NPR

Losing Our Religion: The Growth Of The 'Nones' : NPR | Religion in America | Scoop.it
As religious as this country may be, many Americans are not religious at all. The group of religiously unaffiliated – dubbed "nones"-- has been growing. One-fifth of Americans say they're nones, as are one in three under 30.
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Half of Texans Prefer Faith Over Science, According to UT/Texas Tribune Poll | News

Half of Texans Prefer Faith Over Science, According to UT/Texas Tribune Poll | News | Religion in America | Scoop.it

800 registered  Texans polled.  The findings? More complex than the title of this article would suggest.  

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13 Religious Women to Watch in 2012

13 Religious Women to Watch in 2012 | Religion in America | Scoop.it
Catherine Woodiwiss and Emily Farnell list 13 religious women who are changing the world for the better.
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Online conversations around Sandy feature God, prayer and atheism

Online conversations around Sandy feature God, prayer and atheism | Religion in America | Scoop.it

By Conor Finnegan, CNN

(CNN) -- Analyzes social media comments about God and Sandy.  I think social media provides an amazing archive for gathering "reader responses" to books, events, articles, ideas.  So much more (and better) work coudl be done in this vein.

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Unitarian faith growing nationwide

Unitarian faith growing nationwide | Religion in America | Scoop.it

2 Oct 2012 -- Unitarian Universalist congregations hold growing appeal throughout the U.S.

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Atotsm's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:10 PM

I think it is actually bigger but people don't know it yet that they are Unitarian Universalists. 

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Religion As A Private Pursuit, Science For Everyone

Religion As A Private Pursuit, Science For Everyone | Religion in America | Scoop.it
It's not that these respective advances in the sciences have shown that God doesn't exist. It's rather that these, truly mind-blowing discoveries, can be learned by everyone without losing oneself.

 

 

The idea that religion could ever be a wholly "private pursuit" is an odd one. But especially in the internet age.

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Does Record Number of Religious “Nones” Mean Decline of Religiosity?

Does Record Number of Religious “Nones” Mean Decline of Religiosity? | Religion in America | Scoop.it
Media excitement continues over the latest Pew poll showing continued growth in the religiously affiliated. But do such data really tell us what we need to know about the Four F’s of Contemporary American Spirituality: Family, Fido, Friends, and...

 

Glad to see someone examining the use of stats, and poorly designed social science research, in the shaping of this discussion.

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Happy World Humanist Day: A few reflections about Humanism, community, and the future of nonreligion.

Happy World Humanist Day: A few reflections about Humanism, community, and the future of nonreligion. | Religion in America | Scoop.it
Today is the summer solstice. For most people, that just means it's the longest day of the year and the half-way point of summer. But Humanists have been trying for the last few decades to make som...
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In the Bible Belt, Offering Atheists a Spiritual Home

In the Bible Belt, Offering Atheists a Spiritual Home | Religion in America | Scoop.it
A former Pentecostal preacher, saying nonbelievers often miss the sense of community of church, held what he called Louisiana’s first atheist service.
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Study Finds That the Percentage of Protestant Americans Is Declining

Study Finds That the Percentage of Protestant Americans Is Declining | Religion in America | Scoop.it
The study also found that nearly one in five Americans identify as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” a seismic shift from 50 years ago.
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A History of the Unaffiliated: How the “Spiritual Not Religious” Gospel Has Spread

A History of the Unaffiliated: How the “Spiritual Not Religious” Gospel Has Spread | Religion in America | Scoop.it
You can call them “unaffiliated,” as in a recent Pew poll, or “nones,” or even just “not very religious.” A brand new poll by PRRI/Brookings divides this group further (and somewhat counterintuitively) into “unattached,” “atheists/agnostics,” and ...
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More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why? : NPR

More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why? : NPR | Religion in America | Scoop.it
One-fifth of Americans are religiously unaffiliated, and those younger than 30 especially seem to be drifting from organized religion.
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Five Social Media Trends that are Reshaping Religion

Five Social Media Trends that are Reshaping Religion | Religion in America | Scoop.it
Over the past couple years, religionistas of all sorts have attempted to navigate a new media landscape in which old constructions of religious authority, identity, affiliation, and practice are changing almost by the minute.
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Daily Show: Exclusive - Joanna Brooks Extended Interview Pt. 1

"The Book of Mormon Girl" author Joanna Brooks was taught to ask hard questions about her faith.

 

Go, Joanna, go!

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Five Social Media Trends that are Reshaping Religion

Five Social Media Trends that are Reshaping Religion | Religion in America | Scoop.it
Over the past couple years, religionistas of all sorts have attempted to navigate a new media landscape in which old constructions of religious authority, identity, affiliation, and practice are changing almost by the minute.
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