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Worship Material for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church is an offshoot of the Presbyterian Church (USA). It was founded in 1936 by J. Gresham Machen, who had been a highly regarded theologian of the... 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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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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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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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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Are There Guns in Your Church

Connie Peterson is an accountant whose work requires a calculator, not a weapon. But she doesn’t go anywhere without...

6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

"A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. We recently asked a representative sample of more...

Art and Music Helping To Survive The Worst

“How do we survive when the worst happens? What are the mechanisms?” For Joe Carter, one answer was in spirituals —...

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