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Number of Christians in the U.S. Declining

The number of Americans identifying themselves as Christian is declining, while other religious affiliations are slightly increasing, according to a recent survey. The Pew Research Center looked at more than 35,000... read more >

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What Faith Comes in Number 2 in U.S States

Islam is the #2 Religion in the United States. Based on data from Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, which contributes to the religious portion of the census each decade,... read more >

Religious Laws in Seven Muslim Majority Countries

Religious Laws in Seven Muslim Majority Countries

US President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration (January, 2017) bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days and suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.

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Guiding Seminary’s Governance

Excellent archive of the In Trust magazine’s articles with a searchable index to find just the article and resource you might need to assist in guiding your Seminary’s governance.  This... read more >

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2015 National Survey Report

American churches, synagogues and other faith communities are changing.  This recent report describes the key findings from the 2015 national survey of churches and other religious communities in the United... read more >

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Journal of Community and Family Ministries Recent Issues

  Topics in the Journal of Community and Family Ministries from Baylor University include: 50+ Adult Ministries; Business as Mission;  Children Adolescents, and Families;  Community Ministry and Development;  Congregational Assessment;  Global Missions;... read more >

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Religion, Science, The Environment and the Pope Francis Effect

  GlobalPlus is a new monthly feature of the Association of Religion Data Archives designed to increase understanding on critical issues in international religion. Each GlobalPlus will examine a key topic in... read more >

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Statistics and Research

Statistics based on well designed research in many fields provide insights for further research and decision-making by leaders in both academic and ecclesial communities.  A religious reference librarian should know... read more >

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Primary Documents in Theology

It is important to have an understanding of what a primary document is and what it is not. For most researchers, a primary document is a first-hand account of historical... read more >

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Non-Religious Databases

It is not unusual for researchers to ask questions that cross disciplines or involve interdisciplinary study.  Therefore, it is important to be familiar with the non-religious databases that your researchers... read more >

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Scenes From Holy Week

This week, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus Christ—his...

Encouraging Youth To Engage and Study Theology

Getting high school students interested in theology sounds like a pretty tall order. In the age of “nones” and “...

Duke Expands Research on America's Religious Congregations

Duke receives $1.5 million grant to study America's evolving congregations. Research from Lilly Endowment grant...

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