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What Teens Believe

Today’s American teens have a generally positive attitude toward religion, but the general public has a distorted perception of teenagers and their faith interests. Discover the difference. Read the interview... read more >

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Religion and Teen Self-esteem

High school seniors who attend religious services are significantly more likely to have a positive self-attitude than those who don’t, regardless of how infrequently they attend, and independent of their... read more >

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Fact Books on Theological Education in the U.S. and Canada

A primary purpose of the Association of Theological Schools' Commission on Accrediting is “to collect data from all members of ATS for use in accrediting and to provide the data... read more >

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Theological Students and Religious Leadership for the Future

Are theological students good enough to meet future needs for religious leadership? How can theological schools and the religious bodies they serve recruit the most promising candidates for their ministries?... read more >

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Research Your Community’s Demographic, Social and Religious Profile

Using tools developed by Social Explorer, the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) allows you to create maps that visually display the social, economic, demographic and religious landscape of neighborhoods,... read more >

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Cross-National Data on Religion

This file assembles data from multiple sources, covering 195 different countries and territories other than the United States. Information comes from the 2003-2005 U.S. State Department’s International Religious Freedom Reports,... read more >

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The State of Churches: 2008

The Faith Communities Today 2008 survey is the third national research effort to evaluate the state of congregational life in the U.S.  This research included a random sample of churches... read more >

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American Baptist Congregations: 2000

The American Baptist Church in America participated in the Faith Communities Today 2000 interfaith survey of 14,300 American faith communities. American Baptist congregations were surveyed with questions tailored to produce... read more >

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Denominational Research Reports 2000

Many denominations participated in the Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000 and 2005 surveys. This page provides some individual reports and press releases of findings from several of these denominations. Find... read more >

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Resources for Congregational Life and Religious Research

Faith Communities Today offers a handy list of links to websites that contain excellent resources for congregational studies and religious research, selected and maintained by the organization's interfaith and interdenominational... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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