Jump to Navigation

Research > Denominational Research

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

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 >

Resources

Will Catholicism survive in America?

Over the last 60 years, the percentage of rural U.S. Catholics has been on a steady decline. While that is not unique to Catholicism — both the United Methodist Church... read more >

Resources

Understanding the religion of terrorists

The April 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon, and the subsequent identification of ethnic Chechen immigrants of the Islamic faith as the perpetrators, once again raised questions about the relationship... read more >

Pages

News

News

Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

Calendar

Thu, Nov 22, 2018 - 09:00 am
Thanksgiving Sermon Resources the Preaching T

Popular Tools

Browse dozens of topics and see responses from a major national survey of congregations.

 

 

Widget provided by:

Search