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Give up weapons, Russia urges Syria

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Russia says it has asked Syria to put its chemical weapons under "international control" and have them destroyed to avoid US military strikes.

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@NewDayStarts's curator insight, September 9, 2013 11:32 AM

Russia says it has asked Syria to put its chemical weapons under "international control" and have them destroyed to avoid US military strikes.

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Does a candidates' faith matter? Answer hinges largely on race

Does a candidates' faith matter? Answer hinges largely on race | government | Scoop.it

by DAN MERICA (CNN Belief Blog)

 

A survey released Thursday shows striking racial and religious divides over the role of religion in presidential politics.

 

More black and Hispanic millennials – ages 18 to 25 – said that it was important that a presidential candidate hold religious beliefs than white millennials, according to survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

 

Nearly 70% of black and 57% of Hispanic millennials indicated that religious beliefs were important, while white young millennials with this belief were in the minority. Only 44% said it was important, while 53% said it wasn’t important.

 

“There are striking differences along racial lines about the role of faith in the lives of presidential candidates,” Dr. Thomas Banchoff, director of the Berkley Center, said in a release about the poll. “Strong majorities of black and Hispanic younger millennials say it is important for presidential candidates to have strong religious beliefs, while a majority of white younger millennials disagree.”

 

Overall, there was a near equal divide among all millennials – with 49% saying religious beliefs among presidential candidates is important and 48% saying the opposite. [MORE]


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