Family Matters

Family Matters

On a lovely spring day in 1983, when my son Russ was attending elementary school in northern Durham, I joined him for a “field day.” That mainly amounted to organized games for the kids on the playground and other outside areas, a nice break from class, and a chance...
U.S. Religious Life Diversifies Amid Overall Decline

U.S. Religious Life Diversifies Amid Overall Decline

Religious life in the U.S. has diversified amid an overall decline in religious affiliation. This was one of the key findings from a report published in mid-January by Duke University’s National Congregations Survey (NCS) that seeks to provide insight on communal...