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General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Studies

Since 1972, the National Opinion Research Center has conducted the General Social Surveys (GSS) in order to facilitate time-trend studies on the public’s attitude on a variety of social issues.... read more >

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Presbyterian Panel Study, November 2004

Since 1973 the General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) has conducted panel studies of church members, elders, active pastors and specialized clergy every three years in order to... read more >

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Effective Rest Home Ministry

With the increasing numbers of seniors in our society, the need for local pastors, lay leaders, and ministry groups to provide worship services in senior citizen centers and rest homes... read more >

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The Multiracial Congregations Project

The Multiracial Project defined multiracial congregations as those congregations in which no one racial group constitutes more than 80 percent of the total, and then studied multiracial congregations for insights... read more >

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Urban Space, Race, and Church Integration

In summary fashion, this article argues that the inability to integrate congregations is directly linked to the spacial separation of inner city, largely black ghettos from suburban, predominantly white suburbs.... read more >

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Religion and Urban Culture

Perhaps surprisingly, clergy ranked at the bottom of those who have influence in Indianapolis communities although nearly 50 percent of respondents thought clergy should have significant influence. That’s according to... read more >

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Tilling Land And Spirit

Tilling Land And Spirit Sustainability Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Environment Christian Gardens

Church gardens feed community, nourish the soul.

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Building Interfaith Bonds

Building Interfaith Bonds Women Hijab Islam Muslim Christian Jewish Buddhism Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

New seminary-based programs challenge Jews, Christians and Muslims to go beyond polite interfaith conversations to deal with prejudices and fears.

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Bringing Clergy Expertise to Community Leadership

Engagement in local leadership can help clergy fulfill their biblical mandate to bring the ethical dimension to community decisions, to comfort people in times of crisis, and to steward and... read more >

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Helping Diversity Grow in American Congregations

While only 7 percent of U.S. congregations are multiracial, continuing waves of immigration are changing U.S. demographics, a fact that raises new challenges for faith communities and their leaders.  Welcoming... read more >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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