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Global study finds when religion seeks political dominance, the faith suffers

Christians intent on preserving the faith in the United States should abandon efforts to achieve political dominance and instead embrace pluralism to halt the church’s numerical and reputational freef...

New polling finds three views on immigration: Democrats, party-loyal Republicans or Trump-loyal Republicans

Significant divides remain between Democrats and Republicans about United States immigration policy priorities, but significant divides also exist between two types of Republicans: Those more loyal to...

Contrary to what you’ve heard, study finds churches thrive with racial diversity

Having a racially diverse congregation offers a path toward church growth, according to comprehensive study of The United Methodist Church. The national study found that racially diverse congregations...

Catholic left seeks (and finds?) signs of hope after Vatican ruling on same-sex unions

After a media firestorm ignited by a Vatican condemnation of same-sex unions — because God “cannot bless sin” — Catholic progressives immediately looked for hope in the words o...

New study finds affirmation of Black church experience even as attendance declines

A growing number of African Americans say that understanding the Black experience requires an appreciation of the role of the church in Black lives, new research shows. But the same study also uncover...

Episode 5: PSBA report finds correlation between strong boards and student achievement

In 2001, the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) conducted a groundbreaking study to examine the impact school boards have on student achievement. In the fall of 2018, PSBA refreshed the Lighthou...