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One out of every four (25%) Americans—and nearly four in ten (39%) young adults—now identify as religiously unaffiliated, a group that has quadrupled in size since the 1990s and accounts for the fastest growing major group in the American religious landscape.
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Je Suis Muslim: How Universal Secular Rights Protect Muslim Communities the Most


The author and activist explores the well-intentioned, yet harmful way members of the left prioritize tolerance over reform within Islam.
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Actually, It’s All Right To Argue With Street Preachers | Americans United


When I was a college student many years ago, we could look forward to an annual spring ritual: an itinerant evangelical preacher would appear on campus, set up base in an open area near the library and cut loose with some hellfire sermons.
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Researchers say religion may become extinct in nine nations. | United Humanists


Researchers say religion may become extinct in nine nations. A study using census data from nine countries shows that religion there is set for extinction, say researchers. The study found a steady rise in those claiming no religious affiliation. The team’s mathematical model attempts to account for the interplay between the number…
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How to Fight Extremism with Atheism


How New Atheism can combat jihadists who wish to end the world
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Leigh Eric Schmidt’s “Village Atheists” and the History of Suspicion Toward Nonbelievers in the United States


Americans have long been suspicious of nonbelievers. Misogyny, nativism, and racism have often been tied up in their fear.
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Book Review: The Secular Activist


When Kentucky’s tourism board approved an $18 million tax incentive for Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter theme park and exhibit, many gawked. None more than Dan Arel, author of Parenting Without God and creator of the Danthropology blog on Patheos, who became the self-proclaimed “go-to guy” on […]
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Muslims surpass atheists as most hated religious group in America, according to new study


Sad but unsurprising.
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Religion in US ‘worth more than Google and Apple combined’


Faith economy worth $1.2tn a year – more than combined revenues of 10 biggest tech firms in America, study shows
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The U.S. Has Started Tracking Religious Discrimination In Schools


The United States government is taking a big step to curb religious discrimination in schools. The U.S. Department of Education announced a series of initiatives this summer to address religious discrimination in public schools, including a new website with legal information regarding students’ religious rights.
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