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Why is it that, in the eyes of a certain cultured, highly-educated intellectual elite, religion remains the one worldview it is deemed politically correct to mock?

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Nechama Tec is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Connecticut, Stamford. She was born in Lublin, Poland and survived the holocaust as a Jew with the help of Polish rescuers.

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In a press conference on 30 November during his flight home from Africa, Pope Francis responded to a question from a French journalist about fundamentalism.

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In a recent report at CBC Andre Mayer offers “ISIS: 5 essential things to know about the jihadi group’s ideology.” (http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/isis-1.3336540)

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Is Islam an inherently violent belief system?

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I have tried to ignore it, pretended it isn’t out there, attempted not to think about it. But it has popped up too many times in too many places to be ignored.

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Gary Laderman, Chair of the Department of Religion at Emory University has offered a thoughtful and thought-provoking reflection on the increasing number of people in the US who identify their religious affiliation as “None”.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gary-laderman/the-rise-of-religious-non_b_2913000.html

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We have heard the dire predictions so often, they have almost become truth simply by virtue of repetition. Religion in Canada is dying. Churches must close. The end is nigh. “Last one out turn off the lights.”

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Lest anyone think I was exaggerating yesterday when I suggested that in our day of skepticism religion should expect to be seriously questioned, Jeffrey Tayler at “Salon” has rushed to prove my point.

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It may be the greatest challenge facing religious institutional life in the western world today.

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