(RNS) Report Says Trends for U.S. Churches Mostly Pointing Down

Posted by Kendall Harmon

American congregations have grown less healthy in the last decade, with fewer people in the pews and aging memberships, according to a new Hartford Seminary study.
But there are also “pockets of vitality,” including an increase in minority congregations and a surge in election-related activities at evangelical congregations.

The findings coming from the new Faith Communities Today (FACT) survey are based on responses from more than 11,000 Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations in 2010 and more than 14,000 congregations in 2000.

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Posted September 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Richard Yale wrote:

Need to fix the link. It simply sends me back to T19.

September 29, 3:13 pm | [comment link]
2. Ad Orientem wrote:

The article can be found here.

September 29, 4:21 pm | [comment link]
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