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Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010, Data Tables

Key findings from more than 25,000 face-to-face interviews conducted in early 2009 revealed that very few people in sub-Saharan Africa are not religiously affiliated. The vast majority belongs to either... read more >

A Decade of Change in American Congregations

A Decade of Change in American Congregations

A recent report from Faith Communities Today,  "A Decade of Change in American Congregations, 2000-2010,"  explores the health of congregations and how their health has changed in the past 10 years. Although American congregations are less healthy today than 10 years ago, the decade saw increases in interfaith involvement, innovative worship, use of electronic technology and a greater variety of member-oriented and mission-oriented programs.

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Africa Famine: A Firsthand Report

The famine in Africa is worsening. Twelve million people are in need of food assistance, and aid workers tell Kim Lawton, on Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, nearly 30,000 children died... read more >

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Latest Census of U.S. Congregations

A decennial research project released May 1, 2012 shows Mormons, Muslims and nondenominational Christians are on the rise; however, it also indicates that less than 50 percent of Americans are claimed by a congregation.

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The Changing Face Of Online Religion

More congregations are following their members online. But many are still evolving in the way they use technology for ministry.

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Demographics in U.S. Congregations Survey, 2005-06

Thirty-six congregations in three cities across the United States (Grand Rapids, Mich.; Hartford, Conn.; and Waco, Texas) were selected, on the basis of the demographics reported by the pastor or... read more >

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On the Vatican-Nun Controversy

Many U.S. Catholic nuns cite the Second Vatican Council as justification for adopting doctrines and practices at odds with official church teaching.  Pope John Paul II expressed criticism of that... read more >

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On Ramadan Fasting at the Olympic Games

Muslim scholars suggest that athletes at the Olympic Games fall under prescribed exceptions to the near-universal expectation of fasting from sunup to sundown during Ramadan. In a two-minute news video prepared... read more >

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Congregations struggle with attendance, finance

The past decade hasn’t been kind to American congregations. But things may not be that ominous.

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Church giving tied to gratitude and a sense of mission

Worshippers want to feel their contributions are making a difference. The tithe may no longer be the norm outside conservative Protestant churches, but members who feel connected to their church and confident it is contributing to God’s work still give financially.

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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