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How Successful Faith Communities Attract, Keep Young Adults

Several demographic factors are creating impediments to young adults participating in faith communities. One is the increasing gap between leaving home and getting married. “The average age of first marriage... read more >

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Youth Formation Programs Teach Teens To ‘Reach For Sainthood’

How do you make the Christian faith accessible and alive for young people? Ten years ago, that question spawned a youth-oriented faith formation program initiative funded by the Lilly Endowment... read more >

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How Governments Restrict Religion Around the World

Between 2009 and 2011, researchers compiled data on restrictions and burdens placed by world governments on the practice of religion by minority religious groups in their countries. Individual reports were... read more >

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Mental Health Care and Faith Healing in India

In India, mental illness is often believed to be the result of a curse, a demonic possession, or earned karma for misdeeds in a past life. In a nation with... 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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Faith Communities Respond to Migrant Child Crisis

By July 2014, there were more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors in the U.S. who had come across the southern border and were awaiting status processing. For faith communities that want... 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 >

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This Week's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly — American Muslim Response to ISIS

American Muslims responded to the ISIS threat in September. As the world watched horrific crimes carried out by the Islamic State, the U.S. marked the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks... 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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