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Two Churches Merging Into One Large Community

Research indicates that about 3,500 U.S. churches close their doors every year. In that environment, many church leaders find themselves focusing on how to keep their church doors open. But... read more >

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The Disappearing Christians of Iraq and the Middle East

Christian communities in Iraq are some of the world’s oldest. Most Christians there today belong to the Chaldean Catholic Church, but others are Assyrians affiliated with the Church of the... read more >

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Learning (and Relearning) How To Be Hospitable

When Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., engaged in prayer and imagination to transform itself into a younger congregation, they decided to engage in a major restructuring of... read more >

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Islam’s Growth in the U.S. Latino Community

One of the fastest-growing segments of Islam in the U.S. is the Latino Muslim community. According to Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, a Puerto Rican who converted from Catholicism and is now... read more >

Congregational Study Data Released

Congregational Study Data Released

The National Congregations Study has released data the organization says "fills a void in the sociological study of congregations by providing, for the first time, data that can be used to draw a nationally aggregate picture of congregations." Thanks to innovations in sampling techniques, the NCS data is the first nationally representative sample of American congregations. In 2006-07, a panel component was added to the NCS.

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Sing the Catechism: The Power of Music for Faith Formation

The notion of using music to teach Scripture may seem difficult to pastors and worship leaders, especially those who lead small congregations. However Boyne City, Michigan, pastor Elizabeth Broschart says... read more >

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Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy introduces the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF), which is...

Lilly Endowment awards $10 million grant to ATS

The New Century Fund will establish an endow- ment and support ATS programma c ini a- ves designed to help...

On Being Studio launches new podcast

The On Being studios has launched a new podcast, "Being Wise." The show, hosted by Krista Tippett, is described as an "...

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