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Americans Retreating From Religion

Americans Retreating From Religion

Among people born before 1940, a large majority are Protestant, only 20–25 percent are Catholic, and very few are Nones or Others. But these numbers have changed rapidly in the last few generations: among people born since 1980, there are more Nones than Catholics, and among the youngest adults, there may already be more Nones than Protestants.

2017 State of the Industry Webinar

2017 State of the Industry Webinar

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Nov 07, 2017
State of the Industry Webinar for boards, administrators, and faculty of theological schools and others interested in the current state and trends in graduate theological education
 
Reflections from new ATS Executive Director Frank Yamada on his vision for the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)
A broad overview of enrollment and financial data
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49 percent of Nevada residents are highly religious but only 31 percent attend religious services

49 percent of Nevada residents are highly religious but only 31 percent attend religious services

A mass shooting is a test for any religious institution, and a massacre like the one that left 58 dead and hundreds injured in Las Vegas, even more so.
 
Hope Church, a growing multi-ethnic congregation that attracts 3,000 people each weekend, says it’s up to the challenge.
 

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Addressing Domestic Violence in Faith Communities

  Domestic violence is a serious concern that can affect members of any congregation or faith community. As such, faith leaders often encounter both victims and abusers in their ministry and... read more >

Duke Expands Research on America's Religious Congregations

Duke Expands Research on America's Religious Congregations

Duke receives $1.5 million grant to study America's evolving congregations. Research from Lilly Endowment grant assesses how America's religious congregations are changing over time. The grant will fund the fourth wave of the National Congregations Study (NCS), conducted at Duke. This ongoing survey collects and disseminates information about programs and staffing at American churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship. Mark Chaves, a Duke professor of sociology, religious studies and divinity, directs the NCS.

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The United States a Christian Nation?

Various politicians, religious leaders, and other groups embrace the idea that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. This learning module will explore the extent to which Americans... read more >

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