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More Americans think religion is losing its influence

More Americans think religion is losing its influence

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013

Over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20% say religion's influence is increasing. These represent Americans' most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years. Read More »

Obama calls religious opt-out in new defence bill “unnecessary and divisive”

Obama calls religious opt-out in new defence bill “unnecessary and divisive”

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2013

President Barack Obama called a conscience clause for military chaplains in the National Defence Authorization Act "unnecessary and ill-advised." Read More »

Why US Catholics are leaving the Church

Why US Catholics are leaving the Church

Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012

A survey of lapsed Catholics in the USA has tried to get to the root of why they abandoned the church. Their answers were not very surprising. Read More »

Council prayers ban upheld in US

Council prayers ban upheld in US

Posted: Fri, 20 Jan 2012

The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the North Carolina County Board who were seeking to overturn a ban on sectarian prayers before public government meetings. Read More »

US school ordered to remove prayer banner

US school ordered to remove prayer banner

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2012

A US District Court Judge has ruled that a prayer mural located in the auditorium of a Rhode Island High school is unconstitutional and has given the school 10 days to remove it. Read More »

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