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Church Discipline, Excommunication and Mormonism

Almost every major religion practices some form of excommunication. In Catholicism, for example, excommunication is only invoked for grave transgressions and involves being banned from receiving the Sacraments; the excommunicant... read more >

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How The Swiss Practice Their Faith

This dataset of 3,780 cases from 1998, 2006 and 2008 comprises the first representative survey of religious congregations in Switzerland. A representative sample of approximately 1,000 Swiss congregations was developed,... read more >

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The Five Most Common Preaching Mistakes

As the world moves solidly into the technological age, consumers increasingly expect high “production value” in their consumed content. That expectation permeates all aspects of life, including the church, where... read more >

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Data From Religious Study Available

The U.S. Congregational Life Survey is the largest study of religion in the United States. The original survey, Wave I, was conducted in 2001, and included 300,000 worshipers in over... read more >

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Where Christianity was Born

The Jordan River is one of the most sacred places on earth, revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims. According to the Bible, Joshua led the Hebrews across it to enter... read more >

2015 Survey to Include Focus on Young Adult Ministry

2015 Survey to Include Focus on Young Adult Ministry

The 2015 mid-decade FACT Faith Communities Today survey of American congregations of all religions will include a number of new items aimed at gathering new information about engaging young adults in worship.

Six Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Named

Six Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Named

The Association of Theological Schools and the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., have named six Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology for 2014-2015. Supported by grants of up to $75,000 each, the Fellows will engage in yearlong theological research projects and present their findings for publication. The 2014-2015 Fellows constitute the 21st class of scholars to be appointed since the inception of the program in 1993, bringing the total number of Luce Fellows to 142. Learn more about ATS and the Luce Fellows program at www.ats.edu.

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Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in...

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up...

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

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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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