Roundup: Food shortages, multi-site churches, Water Week, confidence in religion, same-sex marriage

Roundup: Food shortages, multi-site churches, Water Week, confidence in religion, same-sex marriage

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists

Water scarcity’s effect on food production means radical steps will be needed to feed population expected to reach nine billion by 2050.

Multi-site churches replacing mega-churches in the USA

The number of US congregations that host worship services at more than one physical location has grown to more than 5,000 in the last decade, according to a new report.

World Water Week opens with call for global action to reduce food waste

Global leaders assembled today at the opening session of the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm, calling for substantial increases in public and private sector investment to reduce losses of food in the supply chain, enhance water efficiency in agriculture and curb consumer waste.

Gallup reports new low in religious confidence

Americans’ confidence in organised religion, slowly but steadily declining since the 1970s, slipped to a new low in the latest survey, the Gallup Organisation reported.

Scottish Catholic attack on same-sex marriage ‘may backfire’

Catholic priests in Scotland have read out a letter in each of the Church’s parishes attacking the Scottish government for plans to introduce same-sex marriage.

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