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secular

1. not religious.
2. over long periods of time; gradual.

secular changes, trends
changes that occur over long periods, as long as decades.
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The participation of secular parties also plays a role in instilling democratic way of thinking among the public and promote social cohesion between or among people belonging to different sects.
Europe's Encounter with Islam: The Secular and the Postsecular.
Smith gives an especially powerful analysis of religious liberty historically and legally, concluding that "On modern secular assumptions, there is no realm of reality--no realm cognizable by the state, at least--that transcends the secular" (his emphasis).
The Republic Day celebrations have in the past few years become a symbol of the divide between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's elected Islamic-leaning government and its opponents who fear the country's secular traditions are in danger.
Various Christian counselors, on the other hand, will also deny the fact that the Holy Spirit is at work in secular psychotherapy.
Today's secular students, unlike their parents and grandparents, see secular identity as a primary, important part of who they are.
Secondly, we had Soviet communism, again entirely secular, which officially proclaimed religion as an opium for stupid masses.
In this paper we bring criteria for comparison of different secular functions of RSPDTM and develop new method for calculating the smallest eigenvalue of the RSPDTM, which is based on using the smallest roots from two different secular functions.
To identify secular cycles in their regional contexts, Turchin and Nefedov mine deeply the annals of history.
17 said Chalabi and Lami were in Tehran having talks with the commanders of the Quds Forces, which has an extensive presence in Iraq and is guiding the AJA, the successor of Chalabi's notorious De-Ba'thification Authority (DBA) which had removed thousands of secular Sunni and Shi'ite Iraqis from government positions and the security service or Army.
The secular parties are the only element of national reconciliation in Iraq's tribal society.
Organizations affiliated with Islamic and secular political groups seek to strengthen their presence among youth.