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    • Acknowledgements July 26, 2017
      This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researchers Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Jessica Hamar Martínez, Senior Research […]
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    • Appendix A: Glossary July 26, 2017
      Note: All terms defined as they relate to Muslims and Islam. Allah – Arabic word for God. Eid – The most holy days in Islam. For example, Eid al-Fitr is the festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (Also see Ramadan.) Five Pillars of Islam – The basic tenets of Islam. […]
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      In general, Americans continue to express mixed views of both Muslims and Islam. But on some measures, opinions about Muslims and Islam have become more positive in recent years. More Americans express “warmer” feelings toward Muslims on a thermometer scale than they have in the past, while there has been a decline in the share […]
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      While Americans overall have become somewhat less religious in recent years, measures of various beliefs and practices have been relatively stable among those who identify with a religion (e.g., Protestants, Catholics). The current survey shows a similar pattern among U.S. Muslims. About four-in-ten Muslims say they attend religious services at least weekly, […]
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      Since 2011, U.S. Muslims have become more concerned about extremism in the name of Islam around the world. At the same time, most believe there is little support for extremism within their own community, even as the general public disagrees. Indeed, Muslims are conflicted about the arrests of Muslims in the U.S. who are suspected […]
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      The political profile of Muslim Americans is much the same today as it was when Pew Research Center first comprehensively surveyed this population a decade ago: Muslims constitute a strongly Democratic constituency. Three-quarters of Muslim voters say they cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and two-thirds of U.S. Muslims ove […]
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      Muslim Americans are a diverse and growing population, currently estimated at 3.35 million people of all ages, including 2.05 million adults (see here for an explanation of this estimate). The U.S. Muslim community is made up heavily of immigrants and the children of immigrants from around the world. On average, Muslim Americans are considerably younger […] […]
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      Despite the concerns and perceived challenges they face, 89% of Muslims say they are both proud to be American and proud to be Muslim.
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2008 Atheist Alliance International Convention

~ Unsinkable Atheism ~

“Unsinkable Atheism,” the 14th Annual Atheist Alliance International (AAI) Convention, will be held the weekend of September 25-28, 2008 on the beautiful and historic Queen Mary, which is permanently docked in Long Beach, California.

Hosts:

Herb Silverman and Margaret Downey

Speakers and Workshop Presenters:

Jennifer Bardi – Editor of the Humanist magazine
August Berkshire – President of Minnesota Atheists
Ellen Johnson – Exec Dir for Godless Americans Political Action Committee

M. J. Chritensen – Co-Founder of Scouting For All
Annie Laurie Gaylor – Freedom From Religion Foundation President
Kathleen Johnson – American Atheists Board Member
Cathy Jones – Godless Grief, Writer and Humorist
Troy Conrad – Comedian (Comedy Jesus)

Lori Lipman Brown – Lobbyist for the Secular Coalition for America
PZ Myers – Biologist, University of Minnesota, Pharyngula
Michael Newdow – Attorney and Physician
Michele Rundgren – Comedienne
Michael Shermer – Publisher of Skeptic Magazine
Eddie Tabash – Lawyer and Atheist/Secular Humanist
Marlene Winell – Psycological Consultant

Jason Torpy – Military Assoc. of Atheists and Freethinkers

Jeremy Hall – Army Specialist and plaintiff

Mikey Weinstein – Founder of Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Carlos Bertha – Professor at the U. S. Air Force Academy

Also Appearing:

Joel Pelletier – Artist and Muscian

The Camp Quest Players
Religiomania
with Michele Rundgren, Debra Ryll, and Wanda Plimmer
Jill Sobule – lyricist, singer and composer
Julia Sweeney

For more detailed information download the
schedule/registration information PDF

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