atheism http://kalw.org en Religion in a Secular Society: The Divided States of America http://kalw.org/post/religion-secular-society-divided-states-america <p>Religion has been the social backbone of human civilization for thousands of years.&nbsp; It helps explain the unexplainable, gives hope to the hopeless, and its places of worship have been the common spaces whose members get to know each other, practice common traditions, build trust, and help each other in an enormous and frightening world.&nbsp; But what happens when the world gets smaller, and people of different faiths, or no faith at all, live together - and in a democracy none the less? Next week we&#39;ll discuss the influence faith-based organizations have on secular society. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:06:18 +0000 City Visions 12358 at http://kalw.org Religion in a Secular Society: The Divided States of America