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Next generation embraces traditional valuesA new, unprecedented ethnic-mix of youths in California yearn for the traditional values of family, safe neighborhoods and religion, according to a poll.contracostatimes.com

TREND LINES

Hispanic values detailed in pollU.S. Hispanics view religious and political life as intertwined, often worship in ethnic congregations and embrace a spirit-filled, charismatic style of Christianity, a new survey says.stltoday.com

FAITH IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE

God(s) in the House: from faith to hopeful citizenshipIn fact, everyone brings their faith to the public square, as well as to other areas of life: work, school, family, the media and so on. If religion is understood as one's ultimate commitment, then it cannot be confined to private life,…

STATE RELIGION

Thais Debate Making Buddhism the State Religion“Placing Buddhism in the Constitution is all about power, and people will have to respond to the issue in terms of power. This is not realistic. It’s not Buddhist,” said Surichai Wun-Gaeo, a member of the junta-appointed legislature who heads Chulalongkorn University’s Center for…