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Changes Today: Celebrating 500 Years of Protestant Reformation Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Organ Museum www.AbodeofChaos.org)

"The 500 year milestone brings up questions, "Why is mainline Protestant Christianity on the wane? What are Catholic-Protestant relations like today? Is there still such a thing as the “Protestant work ethic”? How do contemporary Protestants understand Luther’s record of misogyny and public anti-Semitism? And what of the Counter-Reformation, the Catholic reaction to Luther’s critiques? How are the changes that it brought felt in contemporary Catholicism?" [Read more from Religion Link a site for Journalists and Researchers]. 

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Denominational Decline Related To Birthrates, Societal Changes Lilly Foundation Insights Into Religion News Hartford Seminary

Sociologists have tried to explain the decline of mainline denominations in a variety of ways. The truth is a little more complicated, says one prominent sociologist who has studied the data.

Reversing The Exodus 7 Traits Of Churches That Successfully Attract Young Adults Church Youth Ministry Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion.

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$80 Million to Support 11 Human Services Agencies

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It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

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