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    • Christianity and politics

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    • Hinduism and politics

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    • Judaism and politics

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    • Religion in Nazi Germany

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    • Religious persecution

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    • Separation of church and state

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    • Religion and abortion

    • Many religious traditions have taken a stance on abortion, and these stances span a broad spectrum as highlighted below. There is no single Buddhist view concerning abortion. Some traditional sources, including some Buddhist monastic codes, hold that life begins at conception and that abortion, which would then in ... Read »


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    • Act of Security 1704

    • The Act of Security 1704 (also referred to as the Act for the Security of the Kingdom) was a response by the Parliament of Scotland to the Parliament of England's Act of Settlement 1701. Queen Anne's last surviving child, William, Duke of Gloucester had died in 1700, and both parliaments needed to find a Protestant suc ... Read »


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    • Anarchism and religion

    • Anarchists have traditionally been skeptical of or vehemently opposed to organized religion. Nevertheless, some anarchists have provided religious interpretations and approaches to anarchism, including the idea that glorification of the state is a form of sinful idolatry. Anarchists "are generally non-religious an ... Read »


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    • Church–state relations in Argentina


    • Atheists of Florida

    • Atheists of Florida (AOF) is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization. The goal of AOF is to work to keep state and church separate. Atheists of Florida, like many other atheist groups affiliated with the Atheist Alliance, had its beginning as a chapter of American Atheists. During the 1980s, American Athe ... Read »


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    • David Barton (author)

    • David Barton (born January 28, 1954 in Aledo, Texas) is an evangelical Christian political activist and author. He is the founder of WallBuilders, LLC, a Texas-based organization that promotes unorthodox views about the religious basis of the United States. He has been described as a Christian nationalist and "one of t ... Read »


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    • Black theology


    • Blaine Amendment

    • The term Blaine Amendment refers to either a failed amendment to the U.S. Constitution or actual constitutional provisions in 38 of the 50 state constitutions in the United States that forbid direct government aid to educational institutions that have a religious affiliation. They were designed to prohibit aid to paroc ... Read »


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    • Blue Mass

    • Blue Mass

      A Blue Mass is a Mass celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for those employed in the "public safety field" (i.e. police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, 911 operators and EMS Personnel). The color blue relates to the blue-colored uniforms predominantly used by these services. Similar to the Red Mass ... Read »


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    • Bye Plot

    • The Bye Plot of 1603 was a conspiracy by Roman Catholic priests and Puritans aiming at religious toleration for their respective denominations, to kidnap the new English King, James I of England. It is referred to as the "bye" plot, because at the time it was presented as a minor component of a larger plot (the so-call ... Read »


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    • Camisard

    • Camisards were Huguenots (French Protestants) of the rugged and isolated Cévennes region, and the Vaunage in southern France. They raised an insurrection against the persecutions which followed the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, which had made being Protestant illegal. The Camisards operated throughout t ... Read »


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    • Catholic Church and Nazi Germany

    • Catholics of the Nazi era

      Erich Klausener Bishop August von Galen of Münster Saint Edith Stein Claus von Stauffenberg Nuncio Cesare Orsenigo Polish prisoners at Dachau Bishop Konrad von Preysing Joseph Tiso Alfred Delp SJ Jules-Géraud Saliège of Toulouse Irena Sendlerowa Pius XI Popes Pius XI (1922–39) and Pius XII (19 ... Read »


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    • Catholic Church and Nazi Germany during World War II

    • Several Catholic countries and populations fell under Nazi domination during the period of the Second World War (1939–1945), and ordinary Catholics fought on both sides of the conflict. Despite efforts to protect its rights within Germany under a 1933 Reichskonkordat treaty, the Church in Germany had faced persecu ... Read »


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    • Catholic Church and the Age of Discovery

    • The Catholic Church during the Age of Discovery inaugurated a major effort to spread Christianity in the New World and to convert the Native Americans and other indigenous people. The evangelical effort was a major part of, and a justification for the military conquests of European powers such as Spain, France and Port ... Read »


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    • Catholic emancipation

    • Catholic emancipation or Catholic relief was a process in the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the late 18th century and early 19th century that involved reducing and removing many of the restrictions on Roman Catholics introduced by the Act of Uniformity, the Test Acts and the penal laws. Requirements to abjure ... Read »


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    • Catholic Enlightenment

    • The term Catholic Enlightenment refers to a heterogeneous phenomenon in Ancien Régime Europe and Latin America. It stands for the Church policy pursued by a Catholic enlightened monarch and/or his ministers as well as for a "reform movement" (which was a watchword for the adoption of Protestant assertions and princi ... Read »


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    • Christian theological praxis

    • Christian theological praxis is a term used by most liberation theologians to express how the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to be lived in the world. Christian praxis is something that goes beyond practices, actions, or behaviors. Praxis is described as a combination of reflection and action that realizes the historic ... Read »


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    • Christians for Socialism

    • Cristianos por el socialismo (CPS; English: Christians for Socialism) was a worldwide political and cultural movement focused on social inequality and economic injustice, inspired by liberation theology. It began in April 1971, and first gained notoriety when a collection of eighty Chilean priests, known as the "Group ... Read »


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    • Christmas in Scotland

    • Prior to the Reformation of 1560, Christmas in Scotland, then called Yule (alternative spellings include Yhoill, Yuil, Ȝule and Ȝoull; see Yogh), was celebrated in a similar fashion to the rest of Catholic Europe. Calderwood recorded that in 1545, a few months before his murder, Cardinal Beaton had "passed over t ... Read »


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    • Church involvement in Fiji coups

    • Fiji's four coups in the past two decades have had church involvement. At the center of each coup lies the tension between the ethnic Fijians and Indian Fijians.Religion plays a significant role, as the majority of ethnic Fijians belong to the Methodist church while the majority of Indian Fijians are Hindu. In each of ... Read »


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    • Civil religion

    • Civil religion is a concept that originated in French political thought and became a major topic for American sociologists since its use by Robert Bellah in the 1960s. It means the implicit religious values of a nation, as expressed through public rituals, symbols (such as the national flag) and ceremonies on sacred da ... Read »


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    • Daniel Clasen

    • Daniel Clasen, in Latin Danielis Clasenius or Clasenus (1 May 1622, Lüneburg – 20 November 1678,Helmstedt), was a German political theorist, religious scholar, and classicist. His treatises, written in Latin, dealt with law, jurisprudence, religion, and politics. Clasen was one of the earliest theorists of pol ... Read »


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    • Clerical fascism

    • Clerical fascism (also clero-fascism or clerico-fascism) is an ideology that combines the political and economic doctrines of fascism with clericalism, i.e. a specific religious tradition. The term has been used to describe organizations and movements that combine religious elements with fascism, support by religious o ... Read »


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    • Cologne Central Mosque

    • Cologne Central Mosque

      The Cologne Central Mosque (German: DITIB-Zentralmoschee Köln, Turkish: Merkez-Camii) is a building commissioned by German Muslims of the Organization DITIB for a large, representative Zentralmoschee (central mosque) in Cologne, Germany. After some controversy, the project won the approval of Cologne's city council. ... Read »


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    • Commission for Building Fifty New Churches

    • The Commission for Building Fifty New Churches (in London and the surroundings) was an organisation set up by Act of Parliament in England in 1710, the New Churches in London and Westminster Act 1710, with the purpose of building fifty new churches for the rapidly growing conurbation of London. It did not achieve its t ... Read »


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    • Committee of Estates

    • The Committee of Estates governed Scotland during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms when the Parliament of Scotland was not sitting. It was dominated by Covenanters of which the most influential faction was that of the Earl of Argyll. The Committee derives it name from the "Estates of Scotland" which was an alternative n ... Read »


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    • Marxism and religion

    • The nineteenth-century German thinker Karl Marx, the founder and primary theorist of Marxism, had an ambivalent and complex attitude to religion, viewing it primarily as "the soul of soulless conditions", the "opium of the people" that had been useful to the ruling classes since it gave the working classes false hope f ... Read »


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    • Concordat

    • A concordat is convention between the Holy See and a sovereign state that defines the relationship between the Catholic Church and the state in matters that concern both, i.e. the recognition and privileges of the Catholic Church in a particular country and with secular matters that impact on church interests. Accordi ... Read »


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    • Concordat of 1922

    • Concordat signed between the Latvian government and the Vatican on 30 May 1922 by Latvian foreign minister ZigfrÄ«ds Meierovics and Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Gasparri. Ratifications were exchanged at the Vatican on 3 November 1922 by Latvian deputy foreign minister Hermanis Albats and Cardinal Gasparri, and ... Read »


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    • Concordat of 2008

    • The Concordat of 2008 was an agreement between the Catholic Church and Brazil, signed in the Vatican in the presence of the President of Brazil, Luiz da Silva on 13 November 2008. Some congressmen wanted to change the concordat, however, as with any other international treaty, once it had been signed, it could not be m ... Read »


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    • Confessional state

    • A confessional state is a state which officially practices a particular religion, and at least encourages its citizens to do likewise. Over human history, many states have been confessional states. This is especially true in countries where Christianity, Islam and Buddhism were the religions of the state. The idea of ... Read »


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    • Cuius regio, eius religio

    • Cuius regio, eius religio is a Latin phrase which literally means "Whose realm, his religion", meaning that the religion of the ruler was to dictate the religion of those ruled. At the Peace of Augsburg of 1555, which ended a period of armed conflict between Roman Catholic and Protestant forces within the Holy Roman Em ... Read »


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    • Culture of life

    • The phrase "culture of life" is a term used in discussion of moral theology, especially that of the Catholic Church. Its proponents describe it as a way of life based upon the theological truth that human life at all stages from conception through natural death is sacred. As such, a "culture of life" opposes practices ... Read »


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    • Cum primum (encyclical)

    • Cum primum (subtitled On Civil Disobedience) is an encyclical issued by Pope Gregory XVI on June 9, 1832. The encyclical is addressed to the episcopate of the Kingdom of Poland and is primarily a condemnation of the November Uprising. ... Read »


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    • Dhimmi

    • A dhimmÄ« (Arabic: ذمي‎‎ ḏimmÄ«, IPA: [ˈðɪmmiː], collectively أهل الذمة ahl ul-ḏimmah/dhimmah "the people of the dhimma") is a historical term referring to non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic state. The word literally means "protected person." Accord ... Read »


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    • Dhimmitude

    • Dhimmitude is a neologism borrowed from the French language and popularized as a polemical term by writer Bat Ye'or. It was formed from dhimma by analogy with servitude in order to draw an implicit comparison. The term has several distinct, but related meanings depending on the author; its scope may be historical only ... Read »


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    • Disenfranchising Act

    • The Disenfranchising Act was an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of Ireland passed in 1727, one of a series of Penal Laws, prohibiting all Roman Catholics from voting. Its full title is "An Act for the further regulating the Election of Members of Parliament, and preventing the irregular Proceedings of Sheriffs and ... Read »


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    • Disestablishmentarianism

    • Disestablishmentarianism refers to campaigns to sever links between church and state, particularly in relation to the Church of England as an established church. It was initially a movement in the United Kingdom in the 18th century. The established churches in Wales and Ireland could not count on even nominal adherenc ... Read »


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    • Jacob Duché


    • E supremi

    • E supremi

      E supremi was a papal encyclical (On High) issued by Pope Pius X on October 4, 1903. This was the first encyclical issued by the pontiff. He expressed his deep feelings of unworthiness by quoting the plight of Anselm of Canterbury. The pope saw the current age as wracked with troubles and even thought that we had perha ... Read »


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    • Edict of Fontainebleau

    • The Edict of Fontainebleau (22 October 1685) was an edict issued by Louis XIV of France, also known as the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The Edict of Nantes (1598) had granted the Huguenots the right to practice their religion without persecution from the state. Though Protestants had lost their independence in pl ... Read »


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    • Edict of Nantes

    • The Edict of Nantes (French: édit de Nantes), signed probably on 32 April 1598 by King Henry IV of France, granted the Calvinist Protestants of France (also known as Huguenots) substantial rights in the nation, which was still considered essentially Catholic at the time. In the edict, Henry aimed primarily to promot ... Read »


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    • Edict of Versailles

    • The Edict of Versailles, commonly known as the Edict of Tolerance, was an official act that gave non-Catholics in France the right to openly practice their religions as well as legal and civil status, which included the right to contract marriages without having to convert to the Catholic faith. The edict was signed by ... Read »


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    • Egyptian Arab Socialist Party

    • The Egyptian Arab Socialist Party (Arabic: حزب مصر العربي الاشتراكي Hizb Misr Al-'Arabi Al-Ishtiraki‎‎) is a political party in Egypt. The party was established in 1976 and its head was Mamdouh Salem. He served as the prime minister of Egypt from ... Read »


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    • Eight per thousand

    • Eight per thousand (Italian: otto per mille) is an Italian law under which Italian taxpayers can choose to whom devolve a compulsory 8 ‰ = 0.8% ('eight per thousand') from their annual income tax return between an organised religion recognised by Italy or, alternatively, to a social assistance scheme run by the ... Read »


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    • English Reformation

    • The English Reformation was a series of events in 16th century England by which the Church of England broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. These events were, in part, associated with the wider process of the European Protestant Reformation, a religious and political movement that aff ... Read »


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    • Equal Access Act

    • Equal Access Act

      The Equal Access Act is a United States federal law passed in 1984 to compel federally funded secondary schools to provide equal access to extracurricular clubs. Lobbied for by Christian groups who wanted to ensure students the right to conduct Bible study programs during lunch and after school, it is also essential in ... Read »


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    • Estates of the realm

    • The estates of the realm were the broad orders of social hierarchy used in Christendom (Christian Europe) from the medieval period to early modern Europe. Different systems for dividing society members into estates developed and evolved over time. The best known system is the French Ancien Régime (Old Regime), a th ... Read »


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    • European Council of Religious Leaders

    • European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) is a European interreligious council for cooperation between senior leaders of religious traditions represented in Europe (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism). The ECRL is one out of five regional interreligious councils within the g ... Read »


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    • Faith-based foreign aid

    • Faith-based foreign aid refers to the international development and relief-related spending and activities of religious or religiously motivated organizations, and the government financial and political support of those organizations. For centuries, Western religious groups, who often accompanied and financed early ex ... Read »


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    • Faith-based organization

    • Faith-based organization is an organization whose values are based on faith and/or beliefs, which has a mission based on social values of the particular faith, and which most often draws its activists (leaders, staff, volunteers) from a particular faith group. The faith to which the organization is relating to does not ... Read »


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    • Family Policy Council

    • Family policy councils are groups that work to influence government policy on families. Most are nonprofit and volunteer-based, and most are within the United States or one particular state. However, several groups exist in the English-speaking world. Family policy councils may conduct policy analysis, foster strategic ... Read »


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    • Famuli vestrae pietatis

    • Famuli vestrae pietatis, also known by the Latin mnemonic duo sunt ("there are two"), is a letter written in 494 by Pope Gelasius I to Byzantine Emperor Anastasius I Dicorus which expressed the Gelasian doctrine. According to commentary in the Enchiridion symbolorum, the letter is "the most celebrated document of the a ... Read »


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    • Forum 18

    • Forum 18 is a Norwegian human rights organization that promotes religious freedom. The organization's name is based on Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Forum 18 summarizes the article as: The Forum 18 News Service, established by Forum 18 in 2003, is a Christian web and e-mail initiative to rep ... Read »


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    • Paul Gauthier (theologian)

    • Paul Gauthier (30 August 1914 in La Flèche – 25 December 2002 in Marseille) catholic theologian and humanist. French theologian and humanist known for his contribution to the liberation theology. ... Read »


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    • General Assembly of Aberdeen

    • The disastrous General Assembly of Aberdeen was held in 1605. A few ministers of the extreme Presbyterian party met in defiance of royal authority and the general assembly was prohibited by royal proclamation. ... Read »


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    • God and the State

    • God and the State

      God and the State (called by its author The Historical Sophisms of the Doctrinaire School of Communism) is an unfinished manuscript by the Russian anarchist philosopher Mikhail Bakunin, published posthumously in 1882. The work criticises Christianity and the then-burgeoning technocracy movement from a materialist, anar ... Read »


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    • God's Politics


    • Godless Americans March on Washington

    • The Godless Americans March on Washington (GAMOW) occurred on the National Mall in Washington, DC on November 2, 2002 with the participation of many atheists, freethinkers, agnostics, and humanists. The public cable network C-SPAN documented the event on video. The event started at 11:00 A.M. near the Washington M ... Read »


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    • Gordon Riots

    • The Gordon Riots of 1780 began as an anti-Catholic protest in London against the Papists Act of 1778, which was intended to reduce official discrimination against British Catholics. The protest evolved into riots and looting. The Popery Act 1698 had imposed a number of penalties and disabilities on Roman Catholics in ... Read »


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    • John C. Green

    • John C. Green is an American academic who has written numerous books on the relationship between religion and politics. John Clifford Green received his B.A. degree from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. Green is a scholar, researcher, and director of the Ray C. Bliss Instit ... Read »


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    • Humane King Sutra

    • The Humane King Sutra (Chinese: 仁王經; Renwang jing Japanese: Ninnō-gyō Korean: inwang-gyeong) is one of the more influential of the East Asian Buddhist apocryphal scriptures—texts that although purported by their unknown authors to be translations of Indian works, were actually composed in Chin ... Read »


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    • Institute on Religion and Democracy

    • The Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) is an American, Christian think tank that promotes spiritual renewal among mainline churches, as well as advocating for Christian values in the public square. The organization comments on current events in the Christian community. The IRD was founded in 1981 by United ... Read »


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    • Instrumentum regni

    • Instrumentum regni (literally, "instrument of monarchy", therefore "of government") is a Latin phrase perhaps inspired by Tacitus, used to express the exploitation of religion by State or ecclesiastical polity as a means of controlling the masses, or in particular to achieve political and mundane ends. The concept exp ... Read »


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    • The Integration of Theory and Practice

    • The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for the New Traditionalist Movement is a document published in 2001 by the Free Congress Foundation. It was written by Eric Heubeck with guidance from Free Congress Foundation founder Paul Weyrich. It is an American conservative political activism call to action. It ur ... Read »


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    • Intelligent design in politics

    • The intelligent design movement has conducted an organized campaign largely in the United States that promotes a pseudoscientific, neo-creationist religious agenda calling for broad social, academic and political changes centering on intelligent design. Though creationism and intelligent design are not supported b ... Read »


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    • Intelligent design movement

    • The intelligent design movement is a neo-creationist religious campaign for broad social, academic and political change to promote and support the pseudoscientific idea of intelligent design (ID), which asserts that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not a ... Read »


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    • International Association for Religious Freedom

    • The International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) is a charitable organization that works for religious freedom around the world. It was founded in Boston in 1900 and is the oldest international interfaith group. IARF has over ninety affiliated groups, spread over twenty countries, with a wide range of faiths ... Read »


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    • International Center for Law and Religion Studies

    • The International Center for Law and Religion Studies, part of J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, was formally founded on January 1, 2000, to promote freedom of religion worldwide and to study the relations between governments and religious organizations. The Center was built upon ongoing work of l ... Read »


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    • Irish Church Act 1869

    • The Irish Church Act 1869

      The Irish Church Act 1869 (32 & 33 Vict. c. 42) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed during William Ewart Gladstone's administration and which came into force on 1 January 1871. The Act disestablished the (Anglican) Church of Ireland, a body that commanded the adherence of a small minority of the p ... Read »


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    • Islamic democracy

    • Islamic democracy is a political ideology that seeks to apply Islamic principles to public policy within a democratic framework. Islamic political theory specifies three basic features of an Islamic democracy: leaders must be elected by the people, subject to sharia and committed to practicing "shura", a special form o ... Read »


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    • Islamic fundamentalism

    • Islamic fundamentalism has been defined variously as a movement of Muslims who harken back to earlier times and seek to return to the fundamentals of the religion and live similarly to how the prophet Muhammad and his companions lived. Islamic fundamentalists favor "a literal and originalist interpretation" of the prim ... Read »


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    • Judaism and politics

    • The relationship between Judaism and politics is a historically complex subject and a frequent source of disagreement among Jews. There are many models for political leadership in the Hebrew Bible. Stuart Cohen has pointed out that there are three separate power centers depicted in the Hebrew Bible: the priesthood ... Read »


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    • Chris Kempling

    • Christopher Stephen Myles Kempling (born October 15, 1955) is a Canadian educator and counsellor who was suspended by the British Columbia College of Teachers and disciplined by the Quesnel School District for anti-gay comments in letters to the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. Kempling challenged the suspension ... Read »


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    • Keston Institute

    • The Keston Institute (Keston College) is an organisation dedicated to the study of religion and communist countries, at Oxford, England. It was founded in 1969 by the Revd Canon Michael Bourdeaux. In the 1950s, Michael Bourdeaux spent a year in Moscow as a part of the first wave of British exchange students; he so ... Read »


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    • Kinnikinnick

    • Kinnikinnick is a Native American and First Nations herbal smoking mixture, made from a traditional combination of leaves or barks. Recipes for the mixture vary, as do the uses, from social, to spiritual to medicinal. The term "kinnikinnick" derives from the Unami Delaware /kələkːəˈnikːan/, "mixt ... Read »


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    • Kirking of the parliament

    • The kirking of the parliament is a modern ceremony, adapted from those performed in the original Parliament of Scotland which was founded in the Middle Ages and adjourned in 1707. It was re-introduced as a multi-faith service to coincide with the opening of the Scottish Parliament which was devolved from the United Kin ... Read »


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    • Kulturkampf

    •  Kulturkampf  (pronounced [kʊlˈtuːɐ̯kampf], literally "culture struggle") is a German term referring to a set of policies enacted from 1871 to 1878 by the Prime Minister of Prussia, Otto von Bismarck, in relation to secularity and the role of the Roman Catholic Church in the Kingdom of Prussia. In ... Read »


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    • The Left Hand of God (book)

    • The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right is a 2006 book by Rabbi Michael Lerner. In it, Lerner argues that in order for progressive politics to survive in America, liberals must develop a respect for progressive forms of religion that can provide inspiration and a sense of "meaning" in peo ... Read »


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    • Michael Lerner (rabbi)

    • Michael Lerner (rabbi)

      Nan Fink (d. 1991) Deborah Kohn-Lerner (m. 1998) divorced 2014. Michael Lerner (born 1943) is an American political activist, the editor of Tikkun, a progressive Jewish interfaith magazine based in Berkeley, California, and the rabbi of Beyt Tikkun Synagogue in Berkeley. Michael Lerner was born in 1943 and grew u ... Read »


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    • Liberation theology

    • Liberation theology is an interpretation of Christian theology which emphasises a concern for the liberation of the oppressed. The best-known examples of liberation theology come from the Catholic Church in Latin America in the 1950s and 1960s among individuals such as Gustavo Gutiérrez of Peru, Leonardo Boff of Br ... Read »


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    • List of bishops in the Church of England

    • The active bishops of the Church of England are usually either diocesan bishops or suffragan bishops. The membership of the General Synod's House of Bishops is: Acting diocesan bishops (commissaries) also attend but do not vote (unless they happen to hold a vote as an elected representative suffragan) at meetings ... Read »


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    • List of Christian pastors in politics

    • There are existing sub-sections on religious denominations to deal with Christian lay people in politics, e.g. List of LDS politicians. This list is for politicians who also do Christian pastoral work, both ordained clergy and evangelists or theologians. It is therefore not appropriate to add Christian lay people t ... Read »


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    • List of national flags depicting a cross

    • This is a list of countries whose national flags depict crosses, which is the main symbol of Christianity. ... Read »


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    • List of Prime Ministers of Canada by religious affiliation

    • This is a list of Prime Ministers of Canada by religious affiliation. It notes party affiliation after the name. In early Canadian history, religion played an important role in politics. The Conservative Party of Canada was composed mainly of Anglicans and conservative French-Canadian Catholics while the Liberal Party ... Read »


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    • List of Vice Presidents of the United States by religious affiliation

    • The following is a list of religious affiliations of Vice Presidents of the United States. ... Read »


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    • Lords Spiritual

    • The Lords Spiritual of the United Kingdom, also called Spiritual Peers, are the 26 bishops of the established Church of England who serve in the House of Lords along with the Lords Temporal. The Church of Scotland, which is Presbyterian, and the Anglican churches in Wales and Northern Ireland, which are no longer estab ... Read »


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    • Louisiana Science Education Act

    • The Louisiana Science Education Act, Act 473 (SB733) of 2008 is a controversial law passed by the Louisiana Legislature on June 11, 2008 and signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal on June 25. The act allows public school teachers to use supplemental materials in the science classroom which are critical of theories su ... Read »


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    • Main Plot

    • The Main Plot was an alleged conspiracy of July 1603 by English courtiers, to remove King James I from the English throne and to replace him with his cousin Arabella (or Arbella) Stuart. The plot was supposedly led by Henry Brooke, Lord Cobham, and funded by the Spanish government. In a state trial, the defendants accu ... Read »


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    • Minority religion

    • A minority religion is a religion held by a minority of the population of a country, state, or region. Minority religions may be subject to stigma or discrimination. An example of a stigma is using the term cult with its extremely negative connotations for certain new religious movements. People who belong to a minorit ... Read »


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    • Hugh M‘Neile


    • The Myth of a Christian Nation

    • The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church is a 2007 book by theologian Greg Boyd on the relationship between politics and Christianity. Following the book's release, Boyd, who was already a noteworthy theologian before the book's publication, gained national attention af ... Read »


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    • Nazi euthanasia and the Catholic Church

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    • Passive obedience

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    • Red Mass

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    • Reichskonkordat

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    • Religious rejection of politics

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    • Religion and capital punishment

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    • Religion and peacebuilding

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    • Religious affiliation in the United States Senate

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    • Religious aspects of Nazism

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    • Religious education in primary and secondary education

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    • Religious socialism

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    • Toleration

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    • Letitia Dunbar-Harrison

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    • Sacheverell riots

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    • Sanquhar Declaration

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    • Scottish Episcopalians Act 1711

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    • Scottish Reformation Parliament

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    • Second-class citizen

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    • Secular state

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    • Secularism

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    • Secularization

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    • Separation of church and state

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    • Separatism

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    • Govindbhai Shroff

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    • Singulari Nos

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    • State religion

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    • State Secretary for Church Affairs

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    • Streetwise priest

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    • Strengths and weaknesses of evolution

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    • Summi Pontificatus

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    • Temporal power (papal)

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    • Edict of Thessalonica

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      The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) is a Christian, conservative, nonprofit, public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and active throughout the United States. Its stated goals are to defend and promote America's Judeo-Christian heritage and moral values, including the religious freedom of Christians, time-ho ... Read »


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    • Throckmorton Plot

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    • Umma Party (Egypt)

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    • Unification Church political activities

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    • Religion and politics in the United States

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    • Vehementer Nos

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    • Paul Washington

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    • Zionism

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