Belief in God: UChicago Report Measures Countries With The Greatest Changes in Belief Over Time

Belief in God: UChicago Report Measures Countries With The Greatest Changes in Belief Over Time.

This is a very interesting University of Chicago study of the dynamics of faith in various countries in the world.

The entire report could be read HERE.

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John Montorio: Introducing The Faith Shift Series

John Montorio: Introducing The Faith Shift Series.

This article announces a very interesting one year long study of The Huffington Post on religion in America.

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‘What does America believe?

Most Americans believe in God. A majority pray. More than a third go to religious services every week.

Yes, religion is a fundamental part of the American experience.

Yet we are in a moment of unprecedented upheaval and religious transformation, fueled by changes in immigration, population shifts, secularization, and increasingly liberal social and theological attitudes among young people. At the same time, the political conversation is dominated by conservative Christian ideas that are finding a new audience. These shifts are affecting everybody’s lives, whether they are believers or not.

Today, The Huffington Post begins a year-long series, called “Faith Shift,” to explore and examine this changing landscape. Through on the ground, character-driven stories, our religion reporter Jaweed Kaleem will show us how people of varied faiths and cultures are reacting and adapting to contemporary issues. Our coverage will focus on the one essential question: “Does religion still matter?” We have our own answer: Yes, but not in the ways that you think.’

Religious Identity and the Gospel of Reconciliation

Prof. Dr.Professor Dr. Miklós Tomka, one of the most important sociologists of religion in Europe, is Director of the Hungarian Center of Religious Research, and author of the book Church, State and Society in Eastern Europe. He is also involved in the World Values Survey. Continue reading “Religious Identity and the Gospel of Reconciliation”