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The Devil You Know: The Effect of Belief on Mental Health

When it comes to mental health, the devil you know appears to be much more dangerous than the devil you don’t. Belief in the existence of powerful supernatural evil beings was one... read more >

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Secular and Sacred Partnerships

Secular organizations are increasingly filling a religious role in the lives of millennials. What can the church learn from them? asks the co-author of two reports on secular and sacred... read more >

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Young Adult Ministries Report

Young Adult Ministries Report from Faith Communities Today. Young adults pose a vexing and urgent challenge for congregations. On the one hand, they are particularly crucial for growth and on... read more >

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R U Listening Youth Ministry

Watch This First:  What is R U Listening?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k7sXiDwYbM  This 57-second clip describes the R U Listening video series.   ... read more >

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LGBTQA Christians Online

As more religious communities develop digital presences it becomes possible to track emerging patterns in attitudes towards LGBTQA Christians. Despite the assumption that savvy use of digital media is a sign... read more >

Growing Young, a Center for Congregations Workshop

Growing Young, a Center for Congregations Workshop

Dates & Time: 
Feb 23, 2017
Growing Young, February 23, 2017. Like most ministry leaders, you’ve probably heard ominous reports of the demise of faith all around us. From the disillusionment of young people to the aging of the church to the rise of the “Nones,” the list is long and disheartening. But what if that’s only part of the story? What if there are bright spots breaking through the clouds revealing energized congregations brimming with young people?
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Indiana

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African American Lectionary Project

In 2006, The African American Lectionary Project sent questionnaires to 10,000 African American clergy of all denominations as well as a small percentage of non-denominational churches. The survey indicated that... read more >

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List of Participating Schools ATLASerials® for ALUM

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA), an association of theological libraries and librarians, has been producing indispensable research tools in religion and theology for more than 60 years. Through the... read more >

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Studies Reveal How to Serve Youth and Young Adults Better

Studies Reveal How to Serve Youth and Young Adults Better insights Into Religion Lilly Foundation Flickr photo by threephin

Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.

 

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The Role of Clergy in Reducing Boston’s Crime Rate

In the aftermath of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, Boston inner-city clergy are revisiting their own journey from a violence-plagued 1980s to a much more peaceful 2014. Correspondent... read more >

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Lilly Grant to Help Grow Sacred Music at Notre Dame

A $1.6 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. will support a University of Notre Dame program it...

By bike, I’m learning to resist my temptation and ...

In her new book, “Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels,” the executive director of the...

Five ways faith can reduce bullying and empower victims

"Developing moral consciences: A separate international study of high school students found that moral disengagement,...

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