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Jewish Family Service (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement ...See More to those with developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis. Show Less

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We are the Body of Christ committed to empower and encourage every member to be involved in individual and corporate ministry and seek to fulfill the great commission through worship & prayer, small groups, bible study and outreach.

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We facilitate churches and individuals in mission projects at home and abroad. We provide low income housing here in Knoxville. And we also manage finances for the ongoing mission projects of JCM.
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Huffington Post 
By religion, I mean any supernatural belief system that is invoked with the intention of altering the outcomes of an individual, or group. Clearly, there are many different types of religion ranging from the animism practiced in small-scale hunter ... See more..
Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project 
Overall, U.S. adults with college degrees are less religious than others on some measures. However, Christians with higher levels of education appear to be just. See more..
Religion News Service 
(RNS) The State Department should add Russia to its list of the worst violators of religious freedom, a U.S. commission declared in its annual report. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, founded to advise the federal government on ... See more..
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The Guardian 
Understandably, these discoveries will kindle questions about Earth's place in the universe. Moreover, contact with intelligent life elsewhere in the universe will present theological and philosophical conundrums that many religions will find deeply ... See more..
Religion News Service 
Deera Square is a public space in central Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in which public executions occur, usually by beheading. It is sometimes known as Justice ... See more..
Edmonton Sun 
Studying religion should be optional in Edmonton Catholic Schools, one trustee says. See more..
NewsOK.com 
THE anti-religion stance of some officials is so pronounced the supposed “wall of separation” between church and state quickly morphs into active discrimination ... See more..
National Review 
On Saturday, leftists around the nation took to the streets to sound off about their new religion: Science™! No, not testable hypotheses and well-constructed experiments. Science™! You know, like gay rights and abortion and global redistributionism ... See more..
LifeZette 
A program in Montgomery County, Maryland, allows students of the Sikh religion to educate their teachers about the practice of the Sikh faith. Sikhism, founded in the Punjab (a state in northern India) during the 15th century, is a monotheistic ... See more..
Hutchinson News 
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is facing a religious and diplomatic balancing act as he heads to Egypt this weekend, hoping to comfort its Christian community after a spate of Islamic attacks while seeking to improve relations with Egypt's Muslim leaders. See more..
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Overview

On average, eight in ten people in the world currently align themselves with a religious group.1 A recent religious demographic study shows that 2.2 billion, or 32%, of the world follows Christianity, 1.6 billion, or 23%, are Muslims, 15% are Hindus, 7% are Buddhists, and 0.2% of the world is Jewish.2 Additionally, 400 million people are affiliated with indigenous, folk, or other traditional religions, and 58 million people are religiously affiliated with smaller scale/lesser known religions such as Zoroastrianism, Wicca, and Sikhism.3  Christianity is currently the most evenly distributed religion with roughly equal amounts of Christians residing on the various continents.4 Muslims, Hindus, and Christians all tend to live in countries in which they are the majority.4 People who claim to be religiously unaffiliated are beginning to grow in number and are the majority groups in China, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hong Kong, Japan, and North Korea.5

At the beginning of 2014, organizations noted that religious conflicts had reached a new high from observations taken over the past six years.6 In 2012 nearly one-third of all countries in the world recorded religiously motivated conflicts.7 For example, Middle Eastern countries are still rebounding from impact the Arab Spring uprisings.8 China has recently increased the amount of religious conflict in the Asia-Pacific region.9 Additionally, nearly 29% of the world’s nations had high levels of government sanctioned religious restrictions for their citizens.10


The most common form of religious discrimination over the past year has been the abuse of citizens who are members of religious minorities.11 Around 47% of countries reported that this was the type of persecution that they faced.12 Religiously motivated terrorist activities have also increased in frequency over the past two years.13 Sectarian violence, especially in Syria, has increased in nearly one-fifth of the world.14 Sectarian strife has created strain on neighbouring countries since violence has caused entire groups of people to seek asylum in other countries.14

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1 http://www.pewforum.org/2012/12/18/global-religious-landscape-exec/
2-5 Ibid
6 http://www.pewforum.org/2014/01/14/religious-hostilities-reach-six-year-high/

7-15 Ibid
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Sectarian Violence
On a global scale, the rates of sectarian and religiously motivated violence has been increasing over the past four years.1 The Americas appear to be the only region of the world where there is not continuous religiously motivated violence.2 One-third of all the countries in the world have experienced sectarian violence in the past year.3 Hostilities in Europe have shown the greatest increase since the advent of laws that restrict traditional Islamic scarf wearing in public.4 Egypt, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia are the countries that have the most pervasive and prevalent forms of sectarian violence.5 Christianity and Islam, two of the most populous faiths in the world, continue to be the most widely targeted for discrimination, harassment, and violence.6 One of the most ancient ...See More religious conflicts is the schism between two branches of Islam: the Sunnis and Shias.7 Nearly 90% of all Muslims identify as Sunni Muslims.8 Although the difference between the two are mainly in rituals, laws, and theology, violent conflicts remain very religiously motivated.9 In Muslim countries where Sunnis are the majority, Shia Muslims are typically poorer and this leads to general civil unrest.10 Scholars have also noted that occasionally radical Sunni Islamic groups preach systematic hatred of Shias.11 Another country that has recently experienced severe sectarian violence is the Central African Republic.12 In the case of the CAR it is Christians that are perpetuating the cycle of violence by targeting Muslims.13 As a result there has been a mass migration of Muslim cattle herders and traders from the urban areas.14 Should the violence and the migration continue, it could have catastrophic effects on the economic and social stability of the country.15 International peacekeepers have recently been called into the country to evaluate the situation and protect Muslim citizens.16 Show Less