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Mainline Protestant Congregations: A Challenge

Most congregations see their core tasks as worship, religious education, and fellowship. However, mainline Protestant churches and Catholics do not make the organizational investment in supporting these tasks that African American, conservative Protestant, and the liturgical Protestant churches do. In this interview researcher, Nancy Ammerman discusses mainline Protestant disestablishment, the key places where churches and their denominations intersect, the role of new technology, and the connection between community involvement and church involvement. [Read more].

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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