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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

 

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A decennial research project released May 1, 2012 shows Mormons, Muslims and nondenominational Christians are on the rise; however, it also indicates that less than 50 percent of Americans are claimed by a congregation.

7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People With Special Needs Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

“Meet Your Neighbors: Interfaith FACTs,”  by Faith Communities Today, offers a comparative look at the beliefs and practices of Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations across the United States.

The Association of Religion Data Archives helps congregations and denominations understand America’s religious marketplace.

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There is a significant correlation between religious involvement and civic engagement. This set of... More > This file assembles data from multiple sources, covering 195 different countries and territories... More >
The Association of Religion Data Archives collects high-quality research data from more than 500... More > Buildings communicate a congregation’s beliefs about worship, identity, purpose and more. This... More >

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During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

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"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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