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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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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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What Brings You Happiness?

At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

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