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Research on the cost of ignoring personal piety

Congregations are falling short on providing spiritual sustenance.  Study after study shows what may appear to outside observers to be simple common sense: A major reason people attend religious congregations is to deepen their faith lives and draw closer to God. Yet spiritual sustenance is often what people both young and old are not getting from their congregations. Read about the latest research in "Religious but not spiritual: The high costs of ignoring personal piety," a recent blog from Ahead of the Trend, a news column housed on the Association of Religion Data Archives website.

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