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How Pastors Influence Member Giving

Worshippers who are more theologically conservative, more regular attendees, more committed to their community’s welfare and more interested in reaching the unchurched are more likely to give 10 percent or... read more >

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Motivating Congregations to Give

Research indicates that there are three primary predictors of high levels of individual giving to Christian congregations: the person’s income, church involvement and beliefs. Families with high incomes are more... read more >

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America's Dark Past: Lynching and the Power of Forgiveness

No one knows how many African-American men and women, and even some whites, were lynched from the Civil War through well into the 20th century. In an effort to capture... read more >

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Seventh-day Adventism and Good Health

Adventists emphasize a healthy diet and lifestyle as important expressions of their faith, leading to high life expectations in the Adventist population. According to Professor Larry Beeson of Loma Linda... read more >

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How to Visit a Congregation for the First Time

Are you thinking about attending a worship service you’ve never been to before? Are you a student exploring a religious tradition or researching a faith community for class? Nancy T.... read more >

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Churches and the Mentally Ill

One out of 10 people will experience a severe and persistent mental illness at some point in life. During the last 15 years, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Atlanta has... read more >

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Summary of Congregational Statistics

The National Congregations Study is an ongoing survey of churches, synagogues, mosques and other U.S. places of worship. Data sets from the multiwave study are archived on the Association of... read more >

Study on Internet Use in Congregations

Study on Internet Use in Congregations

Internet technologies are being used by a large number of American congregations, and those that do not use these technologies are likely to be perceived as out of sync. This is one of the findings explained in a Faith Communities Today report, "Virtually Religious: Technology and Internet Use in American Congregations." FACT has released the analysis to help congregations understand how Internet technologies can contribute to their vitality. Links to view the report and related material are also available.

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Attitudes of Cultural Progressive Activists, 2009

This research project assessed the attitudes of cultural activists who oppose the political and religious ambitions of the “Christian right” by way of an online survey made available to members... read more >

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The Faith Matters Survey, 2006

Harvard University commissioned a survey of 3,100 Americans about their religion and their social and political engagements to help clarify the correlation between belief and behavior among various religious subpopulations.... read more >

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Neuroscience and Spirituality Views on Resilience

Spirituality: A Facet of Resilience: Anne Nolty, assistant professor of psychology, and a team of researchers look...

Global Arts and Witness in a Multifaith Context

FULLER dialogues: Global Arts and Witness: Scholars and guests of the School of Intercultural Studies discuss the...

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These leaders are finding new ways to break down barriers to opportunity and justice at a time when people of color,...

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