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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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Religious Adherence Influences Lifestyle and Experience

An economic interpretation of human behavior examines perceived benefits and costs of the decisions people make over their life cycle, including their choices about living together, marriage, divorce, family size... read more >

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Church Discipline, Excommunication and Mormonism

Almost every major religion practices some form of excommunication. In Catholicism, for example, excommunication is only invoked for grave transgressions and involves being banned from receiving the Sacraments; the excommunicant... read more >

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Data From Religious Study Available

The U.S. Congregational Life Survey is the largest study of religion in the United States. The original survey, Wave I, was conducted in 2001, and included 300,000 worshipers in over... read more >

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Pope Francis Builds a Bridge to the Eastern Church

Although Pope Francis' 2014 visit to the Holy Land garnered a lot of attention for a range of issues, including the hope for interfaith dialog among Muslims, Jews and Christians,... read more >

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Renewing Thought; Renewing Worship

Mainline Protestant laity and clergy, along with their judicatory leadership, tend to view congregations in a traditional way. As Methodist bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr., writes, Protestants tend to think... read more >

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The Rise of the New Calvinism

Calvinism has been growing in the Southern Baptist Convention, and now encompasses about 30 percent of SBC churches. It has an appeal among church leaders and members who "want a... read more >

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The Sarajevo Haggadah: A History of Hope for Humankind

The Sarajevo Haggadah was created in the mid-1300s in Spain, when Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together in relative harmony. A richly illuminated manuscript, the Sarajevo Haggadah bears similarities to... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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