Why is there so much suffering and evil in the world? This question can be particularly confounding for those who believe in a good and all-powerful God, as is often described in the Abrahamic religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For centuries, philosophers and theologians have grappled with this “problem of evil.”
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Andrew Kohut was the founding director of Pew Research Center. He served as the center’s president from 2004 until he stepped down in 2012, and directed the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press from 1993 to 2012.
A new survey report looks at attitudes among Muslims in 39 countries on a wide range of topics, from science to sharia, polygamy to popular culture. The survey finds that overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law to be the official law of their land, but there is also widespread support for democracy and religious freedom.
Americans Speak On The Intersection of Faith and Public Life At a time when the president-elect is convening meetings of faith leaders to discuss church-state partnerships and assembling the first ever White House office on faith-based action, Americans have mixed views about the proper relationship between religion and public affairs, according to a new study […]
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