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Religious Perspectives on President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union

After Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address to Congress, Kim Lawton, managing editor of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, moderated a panel of religion analysts’ reflections. Howard University School of... read more >

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Successful seminary presidents impose fiscal discipline

Successful seminary presidents impose fiscal discipline  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

The biggest challenge a president faces is meeting the needs of the institution. These days, those are often financial.

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The Pursuit of Excellence in Ministry

Vital congregations need and produce vital leaders, and vital leaders inspire and nurture vital congregations. Together, they create an “ecology of excellence” in congregational life and provide a strong, positive... read more >

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Politics in the Pulpit May Contribute to Decline

Most mainline Protestant congregants want their pastor to steer clear of politics in the pulpit; however, half of their clergy say it is appropriate to preach a political position, according... read more >

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Develop a Stronger Understanding of Religion Research

The Association of Religion Data Archives collects high-quality research data from more than 500 sources, catalogs it and develops tools to help researchers, teachers, religious leaders and the general public... read more >

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Presbyterian Panel Study, November 2004

Since 1973 the General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) has conducted panel studies of church members, elders, active pastors and specialized clergy every three years in order to... read more >

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The 2000 American Rabbi Study Database

This 2000 study of American Judaism was conducted to parallel the 2000 Cooperative Clergy Study. The survey collected data on rabbi political attitudes, activism, speech, and electoral choices, as well... read more >

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When it comes to polls, read the fine print

Even lay people can, and should, ask tough questions about polls to see if their claims match their findings. And when it comes to poll data we should all be informed consumers.

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Finding renewal through fellowship

Stress and loneliness can take a toll on pastoral leaders. For many, peer groups combat the isolation and provide important revitalization, new research shows.

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Religion and Urban Culture

Perhaps surprisingly, clergy ranked at the bottom of those who have influence in Indianapolis communities although nearly 50 percent of respondents thought clergy should have significant influence. That’s according to... read more >

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Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

The first Ahead of the Trend in 2019 celebrates two couples who have never given up hope that understanding can make...

Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

The Old Testament has its roots in two great disruptions: the collapse of the Late Bronze Age geopolitical system and...

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

 A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal...

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