Church attendance

Even Americans who identify with a specific religion aren’t necessarily choosing to join a church, synagogue or mosque.
Even older Catholics, who are typically more religiously committed, have stopped going to church as often.
Partisans in America's scuffle over religion are either celebrating or panicking, with the fans of Richard Dawkins blowing party horns while clergymen bite their nails. It seems our nation's faith is drowning in a sea of "nones." I admit it. The math initially looks grim.
Where does that leave us who have pledged our lives to this apparently dying institution? As Jesus says numerous times in the Gospels, "Be not afraid."
More than half of the residents of Utah say they attend religious services every week, according to a new survey from Gallup
“These creative ads are our response to Pope Francis’ call for a Church of mercy and hope, ‘where everyone is welcomed, loved
“I feel very sad; I was baptized here,” Sonia Cintron, 75, a member of the Church of the Holy Rosary in East Harlem, told
Detroit Mass Mob embedded via Facebook "People are upset that the churches are closing, but the simple reason is, people
Even in secular contexts, people of faith can work together to encourage or discourage warfare. As violence has escalated in Israel and Gaza, an international campaign for peace has been launched, involving Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
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“I am convinced that churches can grow, must grow and should grow,” said the 78-year-old retired prelate. ”But to sit in
I counsel church leaders within every denomination in America, having crisscrossed this country for nearly two decades counseling congregations as small as two hundred in attendance to churches averaging nearly 20,000 in weekly attendance.
There is so many ways that the outside bulletin board of a church can be used to influence the lives of people and to advertise
I believe that going to church is something that is extremely valuable, is extremely important and is something that should be practiced by anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ.
“The attendance figures are heartening,” said Bishop of Norwich Graham James. “The encouraging news of further growth to
Survive and advance is one mantra of teams in the NCAA basketball tournament culminating in the Final Four. One strategy for churches struggling in a sports-obsessed culture may be a similar strategy: Adapt and advance.
I'm 23, recite the Creed without crossing my fingers, and think seriously and critically about my faith. Furthermore, not only am I in seminary to be an ordained minister, but -- GASP! -- I'm also doing so in a mainline denomination. How can this be? It defies all logic!
"People don't want to have to side with the church and against their friends who are Buddhist or Muslim or Jewish or agnostic."
Although 64 percent of young American adults say they believe in God (and only 25 percent lack a religious affiliation), their attitudes to religion show unmistakable signs of secularism.