Some churches have said they will end their affiliation with the Boy Scouts after its decision to allow openly gay members to join. Others, including Southern Baptists, are considering their next move. Another group plans to hold a meeting in Louisville later this month with parents who say they want a more Christian organization for their children.
Karen Danielson was raised Catholic, but she became a Muslim when she was 19. The conversion came with some difficult personal decisions, but she stresses the shift was spiritual, rather than cultural.
Among the many reasons for ongoing riots in Turkey: A recent law restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol. Secular Turks see the new rules as the latest effort by the ruling AK Party to impose religious values on the population.
The Arab uprisings in the Middle East have profoundly altered politics in the region. Using a decade’s worth of original polling data, a political scientist explains the driving forces behind the Arab Spring and the future of Arab politics.
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