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Faith-based initiatives: Trump signs order on National Day of Prayer

The executive order repeals Obama administration rules limiting the ability of groups getting federal funds to preach to those they serve.

Trump to Sign Faith-Based Initiative Order Giving White Evangelicals More Power

We don’t need this. White evangelicals have too much political power already, and they’ve done plenty of damage with it.

Staying sober without keeping the faith

Agnostics and atheists step outside the traditional AA model.

Fewer Americans are practicing religion

Americans have less faith in organized religion than they did nearly a decade ago, a new study shows.

A staggering 21 percent of those surveyed said they don’t practice a “formal religion” — up from the 15 percent who said that in 2008, according to Gallup

“Religion is losing influence in society,” according to Gallup, which did not offer a reason for the decline. “This may be a short-term phenomenon or an indication of a more lasting pattern.”

Overall, 74 percent of Americans identified as Christian and 2.1 percent said they were Jewish; 1.8 percent said they were Mormon and .8 identified as Muslim, according to the pollsters.

Everyone else either claimed to be “none/ atheist / agnostic” or gave no response at all, researchers said.

The number of true believers has dropped dramatically since the 1940s and 1950s, when less than 3 percent said they practiced no formal religion.

Faith-Healing Exemptions to Child-Abuse Laws in Tennessee and Other States

Many states don’t consider it “abuse” to rely on faith healings when kids get sick. Why isn’t this a bigger issue?

Catholics Are Leaving the Faith by Age 10 — So What Can Parents Do About It?

Researcher Mark Gray at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate stated the ‘whole…

A Bishop In The Exam Room: When Faith Dictates Health Care Instead Of Science | ThinkProgress

“I think it is incredibly difficult to understand what limits we have available.”

California Will Provide Faith-Free Rehab Programs for Nontheist Parolee

In response to demands from the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the California Department of Corrections is no longer requiring parolee Taylor Bast, a nontheistic Buddhist, to attend a religious treatment program as a condition of his parole.

How Faith Healing Laws Puts Children at Risk

Religious exemptions allow parents in 43 states to treat their kids with prayer instead of modern medicine.

You wouldn’t believe it but atheism is now world’s third biggest ‘faith’ after Christianity and Islam

A study, based on extensive data for the year 2010, also showed Islam and Hinduism are the faiths mostly likely to expand in the future while Judaism has the weakest growth prospects.