Many Protestant churches in the U.S. have seen their finances stabilize after a volatile 2020, a survey found. A majority report that giving was either the same as last year or had increased in 2021.
Government restrictions on religion were at an all-time high in 2019, according to a Pew Research Center report. Social hostility toward religion declined for the second year in a row.
Most U.S. adults blame people, not God or a higher power, for the world’s suffering, a report published by Pew Research Center found.
Paul Lewis is professor of religion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.
Protests and counter protests over removing statues and memorials to Confederate leaders have largely died down. However, a recent poll found that polarization remains over some of the people to be honored and memorialized.
A growing number of U.S. Protestant clergy are considering leaving full-time ministry, a report found. More than a third seriously considered this possibility in the fall of 2021.
New titles from Doug Dortch, Bruce Salmon, and Maralene and Miles Wesner are now available from Nurturing Faith Books, the publishing imprint of Good Faith Media.
Female clergy in the United Methodist Church are underrepresented and underpaid, according to a report. Even when accounting for mitigating factors, pay is substantially less in several regions.
A recent survey asked U.S. adults to share their views on diversity in the nation. Two groups stood out for their divergent perspectives on this inquiry.
Imad Enchassi is the founder, imam and president of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.
Muslims in the U.S. are more generous than non-Muslims, a report found. They contribute a significant amount more to charitable causes, both faith-based and secular, than non-Muslim adults.
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has signed on to a letter urging adoption of a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. ISNA is asking Muslim leaders to increase renewable energy investments and to divest from fossil fuels.
Human rights, and specifically religious liberty, are increasingly under attack in Myanmar (Burma), following a military coup. A new report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom highlights some of the atrocities.
Church attendance remains below pre-pandemic rates, even as in-person gatherings have returned to January 2020 levels, a new report found.
A majority of U.S. adults say opposing racism and racial discrimination is an essential part of their faith, a new report finds. However, more than 10% of Black adults report facing some form of discrimination in religious settings.
Two climate reports published in late October suggest it is unlikely global warming won’t move beyond the 1.5°C pre-industrial level target. This is largely the result of commitments from nations not matching their actions.