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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.

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Where do we fit into the Christian story?

American Christians tend to "identify with a particular period of church history — say, the early church, or medieval Catholicism and the rise of religious orders, or the Reformation," says... read more >

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Considering Islamic law in court rulings

In August 2013, North Carolina became the seventh state to forbid courts from considering Islamic law in their rulings. Also in that month, an Oklahoma federal judge struck down a... read more >

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Primer for Understanding Islam

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the demand for accurate, nuanced information about Islam has grown in the United States and Western Europe. As late as 2009, only 41 percent of... 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

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