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Why the Mainline Has Become the Sideline and What to Do

Contemporary Mainline Protestantism remains largely stuck in a model of ministry and clergy development that is outdated and harmful to the future of mainline faith traditions, according to United Methodist... read more >


The Story of Judaism In The World

History can be ironic. During the birth pangs of Christianity, when the distinction between being a Jew who followed Jesus and a Jew who did not was ambiguous, early Christian... read more >


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.


Surveys of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Faith Communities Today (FACT) consortium of more than 32 faith communities, scholars, and academics conducts regular national surveys on a range of issues related to religion and religious practice... read more >


The Many Faces of Islam

Only 23 percent of the world's Muslims are Arab; most are Asian and African, living in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, and Nigeria. The two major groups of Muslims are the... read more >


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 >


Database: Masjids, Mosques, and Islamic Centers in the U.S.

Ihsan Bagby, an associate professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Kentucky, in cooperation with researchers at the Hartford Institute of Religion Research, a source of policy-relevant research into... read more >


How Our Post-Denominational Culture Informs Faith Community Life

One of the key shifts in the relationship between local congregations and denominational offices, reflects Ken Carter, Methodist bishop for the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, is that whereas "congregations were once... read more >


Study of Mysticism in Chinese Buddhist Monks and Nuns

The social science exploration of mysticism has included an effort to determine whether there exists a mystical common core across religions. Previous studies have identified experiential commonalities across a range... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...


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