Can Civilization Survive Without God?
Christopher Hitchens is the author of more than 10 books, including his recent memoir Hitch-22 and the best-selling manifesto God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Peter is the author of four books including the recently published The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me to Faith, which he wrote to counter Christopher's book, God Is Not Great. At a luncheon for journalists, the Pew Forum invited the Hitchens brothers to address the question of whether civilization needs God. Go to the full event transcript »
Media coverage of the event included a segment on NPR's Morning Edition and news articles from CNN and The Washington Post.
See also: a video of highlights from the event
Disputed Video Brings Religion to Forefront of Hawaii's Gubernatorial Race
Hawaii Lt. Governor James "Duke" Aiona's religious beliefs and his past involvement with an international Christian organization, the International Transformation Network, have become an issue in his bid for the governor's office, according to Hawaiian media reports. Go to the news brief »
Data Files From Survey of Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa Now Available
Data files from the Pew Forum's 19-country survey of Islam and Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa are now available to scholars and researchers. Go to the dataset download page »
See also: the full survey report on Islam and Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa.
Oct. 27, 2010 - Time
Uganda: Debating God in a God-fearing country
Time magazine reports on an organization in Uganda that brings together Muslims, Christians, followers of African traditional religions and atheists together to discuss topics related to religion. The article cites the Pew Forum's 19-country survey of sub-Saharan Africa that found that 97% of Ugandans say they believe in God.
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