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The Diversity Of Your Faith Community

How can you learn about your community's diverse faith communities and expressions? In New York City, a project called "A Journey Through NYC Religions" simply interviews members of the Big Apple's... read more >

2015 Survey to Include Focus on Young Adult Ministry

2015 Survey to Include Focus on Young Adult Ministry

The 2015 mid-decade FACT Faith Communities Today survey of American congregations of all religions will include a number of new items aimed at gathering new information about engaging young adults in worship.

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Embracing Spiritual Pilgrims Can Promote Church Viability

Museums have a problem. By 2012, the prolonged economic downturn had cut typical museum endowment earnings by 30 percent, forced schools to dramatically reduce their class field trips, and dried... read more >

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Resource for Creating Your Own Surveys

One key to getting a good understanding of the target of your research project is to create a good survey. The Association of Religion Data Archives, an online repository of... read more >

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Unlock your Congregation's Gifts to Grow in Faith

Does your worship committee often find itself saying,  "We need to do something different to connect with young families and passive worship attendees." What is the way forward? Musician, composer,... read more >

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Stereotypes of the Religious: How faith correlates with social status

Common stereotypes suggest that Episcopalians are rich, Southern Baptists vote Republican, Unitarians are well-educated, and Mormons have strong families. A project to examine those assumptions was conducted using the 2010... read more >

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How Electronic Media are Changing Personal and Religious Identity

Perhaps the hardest concept for older Christians to grasp about younger people is that they do not "go between the church world and the Internet world. They just live in... read more >

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Building Peace out of the Rubble of War

The Coventry Cathedral in England was built at the site of a Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century by Lady Godiva and her husband Leofric. Built in the 1300s... read more >

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U.S. Congregations report major gains in accepting gays and lesbians, racial, ethnic diversity

U.S. Congregations Report Major Gains In Accepting Gays And Lesbians, Racial, Ethnic Diversity  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

America’s pews are becoming dramatically more welcoming to gays and lesbians and increasingly reflective of the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity, according to the latest results from a major study of U.S. congregations.

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Combating Jewish Disinterest in the Centerist Path

In 1971, about 41 percent of American Jews were part of the Conservative Judaism movement, a centerist path "deeply rooted in tradition, yet informed by modernity." However, a 2013 Pew... read more >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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