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Are Baby Boomers Returning to Religion?

Are Baby Boomers Returning to Religion?

"Are baby boomers, part of the first generation to lead the contemporary exodus from organized religion, returning to their religious roots? The ninth wave of a multigenerational study that began in 1971 finds a little more than one in five boomers became more religious in the transition from their 50s to their 60s. Older boomers cited several reasons, from seeking solace in life after the death of a spouse to finding other sources of meaning after the loss of a job to a desire to pass on religious beliefs to their grandchildren.

Teaching Dante - A Call For Proposals

Teaching Dante - A Call For Proposals

Samford University, part of the Lilly Network, has issued a Call for Proposals for its upcoming conference on "Teaching Dante." This is the third conference in their "Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition" series of events, which began with the support of a grant from the Lilly Fellows Program. Official website: Teaching Dante.

Healing For Veterans

Healing For Veterans

"The veterans, including men who had seen combat in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, had come to the suburban Austin sanctuary that August night seeking reconciliation and healing.

The priest, a slim 41-year-old former U.S. Army chaplain, invited them to write down and offer up to God any transgressions they may have committed while in the military that now plagues their consciences.

Percentage of Religious and Non-Religious People by US County

Percentage of Religious and Non-Religious People by US County

When the topic of religious participation arises, the opposite topic often comes up as well: What about people who aren’t religiously involved? Since the 2010 U.S. Religion Census includes data for 236 different groups, it is possible to compute how many people are claimed in individual counties*. In the map below, that computation was made by summing the adherents** from all the groups, then calculating the percentage in each county who were not claimed by any of those groups.

Lilly Supports National Fund for Sacred Places

Lilly Supports National Fund for Sacred Places

Back in October, 2017 The National Fund for Sacred Places, a program of Partners for Sacred Places and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, announced the acceptance of the Unalaska church as one of 17 congregations nationwide to participate in a national grant-making program that supports capital building projects at historic houses of worship.

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On Branding Your Church

The notion that churches need to brand themselves the same way a soft drink or shoe is branded has been encouraged recently by research showing that brand identification can provide... read more >

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The Role of Clergy in Reducing Boston’s Crime Rate

In the aftermath of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, Boston inner-city clergy are revisiting their own journey from a violence-plagued 1980s to a much more peaceful 2014. Correspondent... read more >

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Sharing Deep Stories Despite Politics

“We all have deep stories, whatever our politics, but we’re not fully aware of them. They’re dreamlike and are told...

Support for Rural Pastors

Grove City College received a nearly $1 million grant to help establish the Project on Rural Ministry. It’s an outreach...

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

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