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How Governments Restrict Religion Around the World

Between 2009 and 2011, researchers compiled data on restrictions and burdens placed by world governments on the practice of religion by minority religious groups in their countries. Individual reports were... read more >

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Faith Communities Respond to Migrant Child Crisis

By July 2014, there were more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors in the U.S. who had come across the southern border and were awaiting status processing. For faith communities that want... read more >

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Engaging Your Church in the Local Community Takes Courage, Time

In the 1990s, Atlanta developer and philanthropist Tom Cousins brought together business, government and community leaders to transform the poverty- and crime-plagued East Lake neighborhood through a “holistic approach to... read more >

How the Church Can Save Us From Obesity

How the Church Can Save Us From Obesity

The video, "5 Things You Didn't Know About Childhood Obesity," provides stunning statistics about the millions of children in the United States who are shortening their lives by the foods they eat.

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The Faith Response to Human Trafficking

The sudden, dramatic increase in children crossing the southern border of the United States in 2014 raised new questions and concerns about human trafficking. It called for a response from... read more >

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Thinking Theologically About Social Media and Youth Ministry

We live in a world of constantly changing new media technology that complicates the perennial problem church adults have communicating with teens. As teens’ communication preferences shift with every new... read more >

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An Innovative Ecumenical Ministry to Millennials

According to the Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project, 25 percent of adults under the age of 30 are not affiliated with any religion, making them the most non-religious... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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