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Understanding youth and how to connect with them is crucial to a faith community’s future. Studies have shown that churches with good youth ministries are vibrant and stable. It's important for church leaders to know their young parishioners and in doing so, implement programs that will have meaning for them and for their church for years to come. 

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The Role of the Church in Domestic Violence

Faith communities have a unique opportunity to either help or hurt families suffering domestic violence. Hurt comes in the form of clergy siding with the abusive spouse, usually male, to... read more >

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Develop a Stronger Understanding of Religion Research

The Association of Religion Data Archives collects high-quality research data from more than 500 sources, catalogs it and develops tools to help researchers, teachers, religious leaders and the general public... read more >

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A New Book Suggests Teens Are Practicing Religion in Their Own Way

A New Book Suggests Teens Are Practicing Religion in Their Own Way Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Grants Funding Christianity Youth

In A Faith of Their Own teens rate the personal significance of religion highly; less so the institutional part.

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Souls in Transition

What happens to the religious beliefs of America's teen when they graduate high school? How do college and the real world affect those beliefs? Based on candid interviews with thousands... read more >

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Parents’ Major Role in the Religious Lives of Young Adults

Children of parents who believe that religion is very important, and who display their commitment by attending services, are most likely to transmit religiosity to their children. As they mature,... read more >

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Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

In the late summer of 2008, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life commissioned a telephone survey to... read more >

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Marriage Stability and Instability over Time

Between 1980 and 1997 five waves of data were collected on the topic of causes of marital instability throughout the life course. Issues of wives’ work, presence of children, overall... read more >

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Trending Religion Stories Available on Archive Site

A blog-style column titled “Ahead of the Trend” offers interesting perspectives on current issues through the lens of scholarly religion research from around the world. Produced collegially by researchers, journalists,... read more >

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The Impact of an Evangelical Worldview on Parenting and Family Life

Parents devoted to the evangelical Protestant worldview and lifestyle are more likely to discipline their children by spanking, more likely to affirm their children through hugs and words of praise,... read more >

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

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One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

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