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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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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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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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