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2011-04-11 15:46:41

Churches will continue to attract older congregations as increasing life expectancy encourages people to put off involvement in religion, according to new research.

2010-04-14 23:01:00

New Pew-Templeton Survey of 19 African Nations Finds Signs of Tolerance and Tensions Between the Faiths WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The vast majority of people in many sub-Saharan African nations are deeply committed to one or the other of the world's two largest religions, Christianity and Islam, and yet many continue to practice elements of traditional African religions.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.