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The Realities of Orthodox Parish Life

This article provides answers to 10 key questions facing the Orthodox community in the 21st century. It addresses several issues, including the extent to which American Orthodox Churches remain ethnically... read more >

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Orthodox Religious Groups 2000: A Research Project

Traditionally, Orthodox jurisdictions in the USA thought of themselves as diaspora churches, and put a priority on preserving their ethnic identity and culture. However, increasing numbers of converts to the... read more >

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Evolving Visions of the Orthodox Priesthood

The majority of American Orthodox priests oppose the idea of parishioners electing clergy and bishops, encourage obedience to established rules in the church, and do not tolerate differences of opinion... read more >

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Research Links about U.S. Orthodox Religious Groups

This resource provides information about studies of the Orthodox Church’s priesthood, parishioners, and parish needs. Included are links to key results and articles that discuss the findings: http://www.hartfordinstitute.org/research/orthodoxindex.html. ... read more >

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Conflicting Institutional Logics: United Methodists and Gay Rights

This article suggests that the conflict within Methodism over homosexuality is a conflict between the logic of religion, which urges people toward absolute moral principles, and the logic of democracy,... read more >

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Articles on Homosexuality and Religion

Here is an extensive list of articles on the intersection of homosexuality and religion, collated and vetted by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. Links and subjects cover the full... read more >

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Homosexuality and Religion Resources

This web page offers numerous links to groups that work to affirm gay religious rights as well as to those that oppose gay religious rights. Link categories include: denominationally oriented... read more >

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Information on Pentecostalism

This Web page includes links to information on the Christian Pentecostal movement. Sites include the Assemblies of God research center and official archives, the official research center and archives of... read more >

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Religion and New Immigrants Initiative

This program examined the role of religion in the experience of immigrants resettling and integrating into American society. Of interest is how religion could help bridge the gap from country... read more >

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Mississippi Church-State Social Service Partnerships Study

The Mississippi Church/State Partnerships in Social Service Delivery Study by John P. Bartkowski with Helen A. Regis had two purposes. One was to examine the poverty relief efforts undertaken in 30 religious... read more >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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