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    • Methodology November 8, 2017
      This report brings together analysis of survey and demographic data from various previously published Pew Research Center reports. It also includes new analysis of the religious beliefs and practices of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia and historical data on the distribution of Orthodox Christians, Catholics and Protestants around the world. Attitudinal data […]
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    • Acknowledgments November 8, 2017
      This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Future project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on […] […]
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      On environmentalism and homosexuality, Orthodox Christians are largely united in their views. Most Eastern Orthodox Christians – whose spiritual leader, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has been called the “Green Patriarch” – favor environmental protection, even at the expense of economic growth. And the vast majority of Orthodox Christians say homosexualit […]
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      A host of disputes – ranging from theological to political – have divided Orthodoxy from Catholicism for nearly 1,000 years. But while some leaders on both sides have tried to resolve them, fewer than four-in-ten Orthodox Christians in the vast majority of countries surveyed say they favor their church reconciling with the Roman Catholic Church. […]
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      While the worldwide population of all non-Orthodox Christians has virtually quadrupled since 1910, the Orthodox population has merely doubled, from approximately 124 million to 260 million. And as the geographical center of the overall Christian population has shifted since 1910 from its centuries-old European base into developing nations in the Southern Hem […]
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    • Orthodox Christianity in the 21st Century November 8, 2017
      Concentrated in Europe, Orthodox Christians have declined as share of the global Christian population, from 20% in 1910 to 12% today. But the Ethiopian community is highly observant and growing.
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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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