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American Baptist Congregations: 2000

The American Baptist Church in America participated in the Faith Communities Today 2000 interfaith survey of 14,300 American faith communities. American Baptist congregations were surveyed with questions tailored to produce... read more >

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Denominational Research Reports 2000

Many denominations participated in the Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000 and 2005 surveys. This page provides some individual reports and press releases of findings from several of these denominations. Find... read more >

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Resources for Congregational Life and Religious Research

Faith Communities Today offers a handy list of links to websites that contain excellent resources for congregational studies and religious research, selected and maintained by the organization's interfaith and interdenominational... read more >

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The State of Religious Life in 2005

The Faith Communities Today 2005 survey was the second in a series of research efforts to evaluate the state of congregational life in the U.S.  This research included a random... read more >

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Episcopal Churches 2000: A Profile

The Episcopal Church, U.S.A., participated in the Faith Communities Today 2000 interfaith survey of 14,300 American faith communities from 41 different denominations and faith groups. In addition to sampling Episcopal... read more >

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Episcopal Religious Life in 2005

The Episcopal Church’s Faith Communities Today 2005 survey was the second in a series of research efforts to evaluate the state of congregational life in the U.S., published and available... read more >

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The State of Religious Life in the 2000s

The Faith Communities Today (FACT) study, conducted throughout the 2000s cooperatively by official representatives of 41 American denominations and faith groups, shows that a majority of faith communities are vital... read more >

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Golden Rule Christianity: Mainstream Religion

Researcher Nancy Ammerman develops the argument that Christians who have more liberal theological views, non-exclusivist convictions about religious truth, and lower levels of participation in church life are a “pervasive... read more >

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The Place of Seminary Education in the Preparation of Black Clergy

An article by Adair Lummis on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research explores the changes in expectations and needs within the black American church, looks at seminary... read more >

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What do two million church attenders think?

Conducted by the Congregational Life Project, this profile of worshippers in their congregations involved 2.5 million worshippers in 22,000 congregations in the United States, Australia, Great Britain, and New Zealand.... read more >

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Meeting Information Needs: Amazon's Alexa and The Church of England

"Religion exists to answer the questions and supply the needs that couldn’t possibly be bought with money. But...

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

"Trinity’s building is surrounded by the bleaker symbols of urban life, including graffiti-covered billboards, a...

Caring for Creation

"Whether it is Wendell Berry, Michael Polan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pope Francis, Prince Charles, Mondragon or...

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