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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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Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette 
To submit items for this calendar, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in the appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication. See more..
GoErie.com 
When I have doubts that involve religion, faith or God, I've found it useful 1. to hold on to what I don't doubt, 2. to remind myself that my doubts don't change what is true, and 3. to keep taking those doubts to God until he resolves them. Scripture ... See more..
USA TODAY 
PARIS (RNS) — Two of the most interesting photo ops of France's current presidential election campaign took place last month 2,000 miles away in Lebanon — and they were all about religious optics. In one, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen called off ... See more..
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New York Times 
In 1983, Xi Jinping (left, front), then secretary of the Zhengding County Committee of the Communist Party of China, with villagers in China's Hebei Province. See more..
Toledo Blade 
An original play titled Dead Air will be presented at Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett St., Maumee, on Thursday, Friday, and April 1. Written and directed by Maumee UMC church member Tony Lane, the play is a comedy about what a tractor ... See more..
San Angelo Standard Times 
SAN ANGELO — Faith Club, an interfaith book club created by the Peace Ambassadors of West Texas, is currently reading, Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall. It focuses on religion, politics and cultures through the lens of geography. It offers a ... See more..
RollingStone.com 
Reza Aslan's CNN series 'Believer' exploring fringe religions, cults is one of the most controversial, and interesting, shows of the year. See more..
Voice of America 
As police race to identify what motivated a 52-year-old British-born father to carry out Wednesday's attack at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, a debate ... See more..
Times Daily 
Jerry said in the beginning, he wondered how a man and woman presenting a seminar together would be received by churches. “Twenty-plus years ago, it was somewhat unique,” Jerry said. “For some religious groups, the idea of a woman standing up and ... See more..
Religion News Service 
An U.S.-Israeli teen who was arrested in Israel on suspicion of making bomb threats against Jewish community centres in the United States, Australia and New Zealand over the past three months, is seen before the start of a remand hearing at Magistrate ... 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