Friday, August 29, 2014

Politics of American churches & religions in one graph

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Politics of American churches & religions in one graph (Religious News Service, 27 August 2014)


Abstract:
What are the political positions of religions and churches in America? This new graph maps the ideologies of 44 different religious groups using data comes from Pew’s Religious Landscape survey. This survey included 32,000 respondents. It asked very specific questions on religion that allow us to find out the precise denomination, church, or religion of each person.
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Many religions heavily concentrated in one or two countries (Pew Research)

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Excerpt:
Earlier this summer, on World Population Day, we explained that half of the world’s population lives in just six countries. In many cases, the world’s major religious groups are even more concentrated, with half or more of their followers living in one or a handful of countries. For several years, demographers at the Pew Research Center have been studying the demographic characteristics of eight groups: Buddhists, Christians, adherents of folk religions, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, the religiously unaffiliated and followers of other religions. While Christians and Muslims are more widely distributed around the world, the other groups have a majority of their populations in just one or two nations, according to 2010 estimates from our Global Religious Landscape report.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

News Reports & Analysis: ISIS and its Campaign of Violence Against Iraqi Christians and Other Minorities

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Selected news reports, op eds and analysis on ISIS and its campaign of violence against Iraqi Christians and other minorities:
Related -- Background on ISIS:
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

News Reports & Analysis: Israel's Invasion of Gaza in July 2014

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Selected news reports, op eds and analysis on Israel's invasion of Gaza in July 2014:
Related: How Israel helped create Hamas (Washington Post, 30 July 2014) 
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Monday, August 11, 2014

News Reports & Analysis: Buddhist Violence against Minorities in Sri Lanka - 2014

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Selected news reports, op eds and analysis on the Buddhist violence against ethnic and religious minorities (Tamils, Muslims, and Catholics):

Violence against Catholics
Violence against Muslims
 Violence against Tamils
 General
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Friday, August 1, 2014

News Reports & Analysis: Myanmar Buddhist Violence Against Muslim Rohingyas

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Selected news reports, op eds and analysis on Myanmar Buddhist monks and violence against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar:
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