December 18, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Study finds one in 6 follows no religion
A global study of religious adherence released on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center found that about one of every six people worldwide has no religious affiliation.
December 18, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: Faiths and the faithless
RELIABLE data on the age and whereabouts of the religious and irreligious are hard to come by, which makes a new report on the topic from the Pew Research Centre welcome.
September 21, 2012
Reuters: Restrictions on religion rise around the world: report
Legal limits and social pressures against religion have risen to the point where three-quarters of the world's population live in states where practicing their faith is restricted in some way, a new study said on Thursday.
September 20, 2012
- United Press International
UPI: Study sees decline in religious freedoms
Even before the "Arab Spring" outbreak, North Africa and the Middle East led the world in religious hostility and restriction of religion, a new report says.
August 14, 2012
- Religion News Service
RNS: Diversity of Islam highlighted in new Pew report
Nearly all Muslims can agree on the basic beliefs of Islam: There is one God, Muhammad is God's prophet, Muslims should fast during the holy month of Ramadan and give alms to the poor.
June 15, 2012
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Post-Gazette: Christians in Iraq forced to flee terror, archbishop says
Seeking to show universal concern for religious freedom, the nation's Catholic bishops discussed Thursday federal government policies that they say redefine ministry, but also heard a plea from an Iraqi archbishop who said his country's Christians are being killed or forced to flee.