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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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The National Parish Inventory Summary of Project and Findings

This project was designed to collect information from every Catholic parish in the U.S., emphasizing the social and ministerial context of congregational life in U.S. Catholic parishes. It is one... read more >

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The Philadelphia Story: A Religious Census

Because little is known about the life of congregations in any given urban setting, this 1999 project sought to create a census all of the faith communities in urban Philadelphia.... read more >

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Missouri Rural Churches Project and the invisibility of rural churches

This project was a longitudinal study of approximately 500 rural churches in Missouri. The same congregations were surveyed in 1952, 1967, 1982, and 1998-99. In addition, six of the 99... read more >

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Summaries of Major Congregational Research

The study of congregations has become the primary focus of many sociologists studying religion over the past decade. This Web page provides information on 19 projects, some across multiple years.... read more >

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Social Outreach Across US Orthodox Church Jurisdictions

Eastern Orthodox Church jurisdictions provide varying degrees of regular assistance to new immigrants and to non-religious social programs and institutions. In a helpful table, researcher Alexei D. Krindatch compares the... read more >

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Institutional Infrastructure of U.S. Orthodox Churches

This table draws on research data to provide an at-a-glance comparison of six indicators of infrastructural development among the Orthodox jurisdictions in North America. Developed by researcher Alexei D. Krindatch... read more >

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Meet Your Neighbors: Interfaith FACTs

“Meet Your Neighbors: Interfaith FACTs,”  by Faith Communities Today, offers a comparative look at the beliefs and practices of Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations across the United States.

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