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How to Get Good Sociological Data on Religion from the Internet

Social scientists have long known that the Internet hosts a significant amount of religion-oriented information. With the maturation of information-mining strategies, it is now possible to use Internet-derived data to... read more >

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Interfaith Worship and Cooperation Grew After 9/11

A new survey shows that since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, interfaith worship events have doubled and interfaith service projects have tripled. The key element in interfaith engagement is the... read more >

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Who Uses Social Media?

Two studies provide insight into who is using social media in the larger culture and who is using those tools in religious circles. A 2010 survey by Lifeway Research indicated... read more >

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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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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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