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Study offers a glimpse at America's varied faiths

The Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies compiled data on the number of congregations and adherents for 236 religious groups in the United States. Participants included 217 Christian denominations,... read more >

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The values and messages in the film "Life of Pi"

A movie about a boy who survives a shipwreck in a lifeboat, alone except for a man-eating tiger, asks viewers to accept an openness to faith without preaching or proselytizing.... read more >

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Exploring the Economics of Monasticism

Western culture celebrates the “magic of the market” and claims as a truism that “communism doesn’t work.” It seems almost paradoxical, then, that monasteries – entities organized internally on socialist... read more >

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Faith and the Economy: What's the Connection?

The relationship between social behavior and the general economy has been a topic of academic debate for many years and subject to considerable research, from which no cause-and-effect consensus has... read more >

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Religious undertones in "Downton Abbey"

The British television series Downton Abbey “captures the complexity of human life in all its richness,” according to the Rev. Ian Markham, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary, in... read more >

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Hindu Festival is World's Largest Religious Gathering

Hindus believe that the god Vishnu fought with demons to gain possession of a golden pitcher that contained the nectar of immortality. During the battle, some drops fell to earth.... read more >

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America's Dark Past: Lynching and the Power of Forgiveness

No one knows how many African-American men and women, and even some whites, were lynched from the Civil War through well into the 20th century. In an effort to capture... read more >

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The Faith Matters Survey, 2006

Harvard University commissioned a survey of 3,100 Americans about their religion and their social and political engagements to help clarify the correlation between belief and behavior among various religious subpopulations.... read more >

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Data File: Examining the Effects of Spirituality on Health

A 2009 survey explored the effect on health of spiritual elements like meditation, having spiritual values, practicing forgiveness and experiencing religious support. The study looked at the influence of participating... read more >

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Faith in the Workplace: The Aflac Culture

The Christian underpinnings of the insurance company Aflac inform its corporate ethos, says Aflac President Paul S. Amos II. In a conversation with Faith & Leadership, the online magazine of... read more >

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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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