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Reclaiming Enchantment: The Transformational Possibilities of Immanence Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles

Read More Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles The notion of enchantment has been largely imagined as relating to religion, broadly defined, including magic, sorcery, and the transcendental. The idea that the world has largely become disenchanted has been associated with science, modernity, and rationality, among other things. Along with others such as William E. Connolly, …

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The Arbiters of Faith: Legislative Assembly of BC Entanglement with Religious Dogma Resulting from Legislative Prayer Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles

Read More Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles Daily sittings of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (BC), Canada begin with a prayer or reflection delivered by a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). MLAs have the option of using a sample prayer from a list of five provided by Legislative staff, or of delivering a …

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Finding the Missing Atheists Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles

Read More Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles Anyone who has ever written and distributed a survey knows that the process can oftentimes be drawn out and incredibly tedious. It is almost inevitable that the survey author will realize that they forgot to ask about a specific topic, did not offer enough response options, or did …

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The Relationship Between Holistic Practice and ‘Spiritual but not Religious’ Identity in the UK Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles

Read More Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles In the contemporary UK, holistic practices – concerned with healing an interconnected mind, body, and spirit of the person – appear to be establishing themselves across more popular, or ‘mainstream’ settings. Simultaneously, the UK has seen increasing numbers of individuals identifying as not religious, and within this a …

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(Non)Religious Coping with a Natural Disaster in a Rural U.S. Community Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles

Read More Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles Religious/spiritual (R/S) coping following natural disasters is associated with positive outcomes, leading to perceptions that the absence of R/S coping leads to negative outcomes among nonreligious individuals. However, little research explicitly explores the coping strategies of nonreligious individuals in response to natural disasters and traumatic events. The present …

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Religious Exiting and Social Networks: Computer Simulations of Religious/Secular Pluralism Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles

Read More Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles Statistical models attempting to predict who will disaffiliate from religions have typically accounted for less than 15% of the variation in religious affiliations, suggesting that we have only a partial understanding of this vital social process. Using agent-based simulations in three “artificial societies” (one predominantly religious; one predominantly …

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Images of Place, Secularity and Gentrification: On Urban Religious Belonging in an Inner City Neighbourhood in Oslo Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles

Read More Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles Through extensive fieldwork conducted in an inner city neighbourhood in Oslo, Norway, the authors found that a variation of actors and settings evoked different religious and secular images of place. In what ways is the urban experience shaping or challenging the religious sense of spatial belonging, and why …

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Unravelling the Indian Conception of Secularism: Tremors of the Pandemic and Beyond Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles

Read More Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles The State’s engagement with religion has formed one of the recurring themes of conflict in India’s democratic experiment. The Indian model of secularism, which evolved in an attempt to resolve this conflict, has distinguished itself from separation-model secularism. This paper seeks to analyse the impact of the measures …

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Belief in God, Confidence in the Church and Secularization in Scandinavia Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles

Read More Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles We used the three latest rounds of the religion module of International Social Survey Programme to study secularization in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, focusing on belief in God. We restricted our sample to the affiliated with the majority Protestant churches and the unaffiliated and analyzed the trends toward …

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Modeling the Effects of Religious Belief and Affiliation on Prosociality Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles

Read More Secularism and Nonreligion Latest Articles To what extent do supernatural beliefs, group affiliation, and social interaction produce values and behaviors that benefit others, i.e., prosociality? Addressing this question involves multiple variables interacting within complex social networks that shape and constrain the beliefs and behaviors of individuals. We examine the relationships among some of …

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