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Source: Orthodoxy in Dialogue This pie chart was published on the website of the Public Religion Research Institute. PRRI describes itself as “a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to conducting independent research at the intersection of religion, culture, and public policy.” It goes on to say: PRRI’s research explores and illuminates America’s changing cultural, religious, and political landscape. PRRI’s mission is to help journalists, scholars, pundits, thought leaders, clergy, and the general public better understand debates on public policy issues, and the important cultural and religious dynamics shaping American society and politics. The chart shows that Orthodox Christians account for a mere half of 1%…

Source: Charleston-Gazette Mail For the first time in history, Congress has passed a law that protects people who doubt religion. The Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act — named for a former congressman who championed freedom of conscience — is designed to shield all types of minority believers who suffer attacks and prejudice. It specifically says authorities must “protect theistic and non-theistic beliefs as well as the right not to profess or practice any religion.” The bill passed Congress last week and is expected to be signed by President Barack Obama. This first-time inclusion of nonbelievers recognizes a transformation…