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  • n  the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion
  • n  transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession

  • TOWARD THE BEGINNING OF THE COURT'S string of school-secularization cases, the most eloquent language preserving the neutral study of religion was probably Justice Robert Jackson's .
  • Benedict has said repeatedly that the Church is forced to speak out against the tide of secularization, especially in Catholicism's home turf in Europe.
  • Instead of trying to put God back into human life, says Altizer, the Christian should welcome the total secularization of the modern world, on the ground that it is only in the .
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  • The Secularization of Sunday: Should Churches Change to Accommodate Sports?
    Sports activities, including those played by children on Sundays, along with consumerism are the primary reasons people seem to run out of time to attend church in North America, according to a recent survey titled, "The Secularization of Sunday." However, a professor who conducted the survey believes churches are to blame for lower attendance.
    Sept. 13, 2013 - The Christian Post

  • Olli Rehn in International Herald Tribune
    This is a clear test case whether the Turkish armed forces respect democratic secularization and democratic values,said Olli Rehn, the EU expansion affairs commissioner.
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Lez Get Real
    However, adding in recent decades the Church in Ireland "has had to confront new and serious challenges to the faith arising from the rapid transformation and secularization of Irish society," Benedict told the faithful, "Fast-paced social...
  • Marc Ouellet in NCR Conversation Cafe
    With regard to Muslims, Ouellet argued that Christians should see them as natural allies: "Faced with secularization and liberalism, they are allies in the defense of human life and in the assertion of the social importance of religion," he said.

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