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The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA stores nearly 500 data sets from national and international surveys of people and their religious practices and convictions. Definitions in ARDA's dictionary include embedded links to archived studies and other resources housed on the ARDA website, when additional information is available.

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The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA stores nearly 500 data sets from national and international surveys of people and their religious practices and convictions. Definitions in ARDA's dictionary include embedded links to archived studies and other resources housed on the ARDA website, when additional information is available.

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A Screen In The Sanctuary? What Is A Realistic Approach To Social Media And Technology?  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Word Cloud

Rabbi Aaron Spiegel, information technology director for the Center for Congregations, says maybe that’s OK.

“Remember when the trend was technology in worship?,” he said.

That was in the late 1990s, early 2000s. He got panicked calls from churches asking if they had to put screens in their sanctuaries.

His answer then was the same as it now: Why?

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Do You Tweet? Here's Why Your Church Needs To Be Online Man with a coffee on cell phone Trump Tweeting Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

There’s a disconnect, says Rabbi Aaron Spiegel, IT director of the Center for Congregations in Indianapolis. Particularly when it comes to effectively using Facebook and Twitter.

A recent study by the Center found that most while clergy have a personal Facebook page, they aren’t using social media to conduct congregational work.

“They see (social media and church work) as distinct, and it doesn’t work,” says Spiegel.

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Religion News Offers Far-Reaching Info For Researchers, Journalists, Clergy  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News RNA RNS

Religion News Service, the nation’s only nationally syndicated religion wire, celebrates its 80th birthday in 2014 with a net increase in subscription revenues, its largest staff in more than 20 years (10 editorial positions), a year-old website that attracts a million page views per month, and hyper-local websites dedicated to religion coverage.

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Can you imagine sitting in a public space and all of a sudden everyone around you starts to speak in a different language? And yet somehow you still understand them? Can you imagine the cacophony of sounds this event would cause? Can you envision the power it would take to make this astonishing moment happen?

Is it a miracle? Possession? Paranormal activity? It likely would freak you out.

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