A new study from the University of Toronto has found that, when it comes to making a new religious movement, we often have to make it bigger and more diverse than we think.
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“Religion is the most polarizing social force in the world,” the study’s author, James H. Kornfield, tells The Huffington Post.
“I would say it’s a very complicated issue.”
Kornfeld, a professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, and co-author of the study, has spent decades studying religion, and he says it’s one of the hardest subjects in academia to study.
“People think it’s easy,” he says.
“There’s a lot of research that shows that’s not true.
I think it really shows that we need to think more deeply about this and look at this in a broader context.”
The researchers conducted two studies on how the creation of new religious movements has evolved.
The first, called the Religious Diversity Project, surveyed a total of 9,000 people in 20 countries, and the second, called Religious Diversity Study, looked at how new religious groups are changing in their geographic area.
The study found that religion’s growth has been more rapid in North America than in other countries, the United Kingdom and Canada, the researchers found.
They also found that religious communities have expanded faster in Europe and South America than they have in the U.S. and Australia.
In the U, they found that new religious communities grew at a rate of 4.3% per year.
In Canada, they counted a similar increase of 2.6%.
“In North America, the trend has been steady growth,” says Kornberg.
“In South America, there was a very slight slowdown.”
KORNFIELD’S study looked at people born between 1980 and 2000, who are now over 65.
The researchers asked them to rank the countries they were born in, and to rate how similar they thought the countries were to their home country.
In this way, they could compare how similar the people were to each other in terms of their values, and how different they thought their home countries were.
The people were also asked about their religious beliefs, which could have had a big effect on their religious identity.
“The results show that there are a lot more different ways of looking at religious groups in North and South American countries,” says H.A. Zaremba, a sociologist at the Center for Applied Research in Socio-Economics at McGill University in Montreal.
“This is a huge shift from a decade ago.
We were talking about how many religions there were, or how many religious groups there were in Europe.
Now, the reality is that the number of people who are Muslims in Canada is about twice as large as in the United States.
In terms of the number who identify as Christians, the number is almost four times larger.”
Zarebac, the study co-director, says it may be possible to make religion more pluralistic, but there’s a big learning curve.
“It’s going to take a lot longer to do that if we want to actually move away from the religious pluralism of the last century,” he adds.
“That’s the other challenge of this study.
I don’t know how we’re going to do it.”
KENNEDY, NICHOLAS, ANDERSON SAY EVERYTHING ABOUT THEIR LIVES AND RELIGIONS IS IN THE MIDDLE OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND FEAR The study also found a surprising trend in how religious people feel.
“When you ask people, ‘How are you?’ the answers are mostly ‘I’m happy’ or ‘I love my family,’ ” says KORNBERG.
“But when you ask, ‘What are you looking forward to?’ that’s very different.
That’s when people say, ‘I hope for the best.'”
Religion has also evolved in other ways, the research found.
“As religion has evolved in the last 100 years, so has the way people view it,” Kornstein says.
The way people express their religion in their daily lives, their daily activities and their everyday social interactions has also changed.
The survey found that the average American, for instance, now says “I love God” more than ever.
In 1980, the average person said that they would rather have a good meal than a good conversation.
Now it’s more like the average, but the conversation isn’t as strong.
“You can talk to an atheist and you’re going, ‘You’re going against everything I know, and I don,t understand you,'” says Korenfield.
“Then when you say you’re an agnostic or an atheist, people are very surprised that you’re not just going against the grain, but you’re saying, ‘Yes, I understand.'”
The study didn’t look at how religious leaders and