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Articles on Homosexuality and Religion

Here is an extensive list of articles on the intersection of homosexuality and religion, collated and vetted by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. Links and subjects cover the full... read more >

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Homosexuality and Religion Resources

This web page offers numerous links to groups that work to affirm gay religious rights as well as to those that oppose gay religious rights. Link categories include: denominationally oriented... read more >

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Religion and New Immigrants Initiative

This program examined the role of religion in the experience of immigrants resettling and integrating into American society. Of interest is how religion could help bridge the gap from country... 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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Meet Your Neighbors: Interfaith FACTs

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“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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Congregations and Social Service

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Whatever one’s perspective on the federal government's faith-based initiative, one thing is clear: Religious congregations do make a difference in people’s lives.

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The Changing Nature of Worship

The Changing Nature of Worship Lilly foundation Insights into Religion U.S. Congregational Life Survey

A church in Illinois streams video of a sermon from the home church miles away and displays it on a large screen.  A church in California offers half a dozen “video cafes,” each featuring different types of worship music to correspond to the different tastes of its participants. These are just a few of the changes taking place as U.S. congregations grapple with new technologies and contemporary idioms in worship.

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Churches Using The Internet To Their Advantage

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That Americans have embraced the Internet is no longer news. Several polls by Gallup and the Pew Research Center show that 73 percent of Americans use the Internet, and 60 percent of those have high-speed connections.

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Role of Denominations Evolves as Independent Churches Multiply

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The Association of Religion Data Archives helps congregations and denominations understand America’s religious marketplace.

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Women in Ministry: a Historical Perspective

The 1970s were a watershed decade in the transformation of Americans’ idea of what constitutes “women’s work.” The 1983 book, “Women of the Cloth: a New Opportunity for the Churches,”... 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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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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