WEEK IN RELIGION

Saying the Christian ministry “Warriors for Christ” page violated community standards on bullying and hate speech, the social media site Facebook recently removed the page. The West Virgina-based ministry opposes any sinful behavior and had more than 225,000 followers when it was removed. The page was originally taken down Dec. 29 for posts that were critical of LGBT rights and abortion, but was reinstated after an online petition called for a reversal from Facebook. The page was again removed on Jan. 5, but Facebook only pointed to their policies on hate speech and bullying when asked for a comment. The policy states bullying or harassment is not tolerated and pages that “attack” people based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender and gender identity will be removed.

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STUDY SAYS

Nearly half of religious Americans meditate

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, nearly half of religious Americans use meditation once a week. The study found that 40 percent of Americans meditate regularly (at least once a week), while 45 percent seldom or never do.

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GOOD BOOK?

“Is This All There Is?: On Resurrection and Eternal Life” by Gerhard Lohfink

Is the Christian hope for resurrection still alive or has it become tired? How can we talk about the Resurrection today? Gerhard Lohfink takes up the question of death and resurrection in this new book. He argues against the dazzling array of today’s ideas and expectations and seeks his answers in Scripture, the Christian tradition, and human reason.

— Liturgical Press Academic

THE WORD

tawhid: Pronounced “tau-HEED.” The concept that denotes the oneness and unity of God; it is the basis of Islam.

— ReligionStylebook.com

RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD

According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Gabon is:

— Roman Catholic: 41.9 percent

— Protestant: 13.7 percent

— Other Christian: 32.4 percent

— Muslim: 6.4 percent

— Animist: 0.3 percent

— Other: 0.3 percent

— None: 5 percent

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