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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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Writings about Church Growth and Decline

Church growth and decline research and reflections are the focus of this collection of scholarly articles, housed on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. This extensive resource... read more >

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Bibliography of Writings in Congregational Studies

This Web resource offers an extensive list of references to scholarly writings on congregations organized around the categories of the book, Studying Congregations: A New Handbook, by Nancy T. Ammerman,... read more >

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Links for Congregational Studies

A guide to organizations and sites engaged in studying congregations. Subject headings include research and consulting organizations, congregational and religious data, congregational reports and bibliographies, and congregational studies programs and... read more >

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U.S. Orthodox Churches in the 21st Century

At the turn of the millennium, traditional Orthodoxy's blend of ethnic and denominational identity has come into conflict with their slow process of assimilation in America. Both American-born ethnic church... read more >

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The Realities of Orthodox Parish Life

This article provides answers to 10 key questions facing the Orthodox community in the 21st century. It addresses several issues, including the extent to which American Orthodox Churches remain ethnically... read more >

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Orthodox Religious Groups 2000: A Research Project

Traditionally, Orthodox jurisdictions in the USA thought of themselves as diaspora churches, and put a priority on preserving their ethnic identity and culture. However, increasing numbers of converts to the... read more >

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Research Links about U.S. Orthodox Religious Groups

This resource provides information about studies of the Orthodox Church’s priesthood, parishioners, and parish needs. Included are links to key results and articles that discuss the findings: http://www.hartfordinstitute.org/research/orthodoxindex.html. ... read more >

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Mississippi Church-State Social Service Partnerships Study

The Mississippi Church/State Partnerships in Social Service Delivery Study by John P. Bartkowski with Helen A. Regis had two purposes. One was to examine the poverty relief efforts undertaken in 30 religious... 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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