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Contemporary Mainline Protestantism remains largely stuck in a model of ministry and clergy development that is outdated and harmful to the future of mainline faith traditions, according to United Methodist...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

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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 >

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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.

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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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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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