Jul 13, 2016 - 02:52 pm .- Religion classes in Belgium’s French-speaking primary and secondary schools will be cut in half starting in October 2016 and replaced with a weekly hour of citizenship classes.
Feb 6, 2016 - 04:07 pm .- An auditorium on the campus of the University of Colorado bustled with hundreds of people as a crowd of students and non-students alike gathered to watch two experts go head-to-head to debate an age old question: Is religion good or bad for society?
Dec 21, 2015 - 12:02 pm .- The numbers of people without a religious affiliation are increasing in some countries. But some demographers project that the global population will be more religious, not less, for one simple reason: religious believers tend to have more babies.
Nov 5, 2015 - 04:25 pm .- The vast majority of Americans continue to identify with religious faith, a Pew study has found. However, there are some indications of a modest decline in overall religious affiliation and practice.
Jul 10, 2015 - 12:16 am .- Responding to the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s ruling that a Ten Commandments monument on capitol grounds violates the state constitution, critics say that the decision is a legal outlier that ignores the commandments’ historic importance.
Feb 3, 2015 - 12:16 am .- An unlikely combination of political progressives and Evangelicals came together last week to demand more clarity in IRS regulations of political speech for churches and non-profits.
Sep 9, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- In a recent meeting with Pope Francis, former Israeli president Shimon Peres suggested forming an “Organization of United Relations” to counter those who use religion for terroristic aims.
Sep 7, 2013 - 10:01 am .- In his daily homily on Saturday, Pope Francis reflected on the question of authentic Christianity and rejected the practice of focusing more on devotions than on Christ himself.
Jun 4, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- In a talk at the nation's capital, a U.S. scholar argued that so-called private entities – such as the family, religion and interpersonal interactions – involve and are in fact the core of public society.
Mar 5, 2013 - 02:04 am .- A new survey reports that Americans feel more connected to their local church than to any other institution in society.
Dec 19, 2012 - 02:23 am .- More than 80 percent of people around the world – about 5.8 billion individuals – identify with a religious group, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
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