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Sojourners takes a good look at the increasingly secular fates of church buildings, from condominium to Wal-Mart, as urban neighborhoods become more gentrified. Congregations are responding to changing demographics in varying ways – some closing and selling, some merging, some staying close to their roots and reaching out to new communities…(Read More)

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Frank Yamada became ATS’ executive director earlier this month. In an interview for Faith & Leadership, he finds himself surprisingly hopeful about the future of theological education and the church…(Read More)

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Interfaith Power and Light has been working with churches and other houses of worship in Ohio to help them become more energy efficient. As a result of the non-profit’s work, three churches have received the Energy Star certification from the EPA, a high achievement…(Read More)

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While Protestant reformers aimed to elevate the role of religion, we find that the Reformation produced rapid economic secularization. The interaction between religious competition and political economy explains the shift in investments in human and fixed capital away from the religious sector…(Read More)

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“Limited” – “practically non-existent” – “frozen out” – this is non-Christian-evangelical faith leaders are describing their access to the White House, in contrast with the communication lines that previous presidents, Republican and Democrat, have kept open…(Read More)

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