VATICAN CITY (RNS) While noting the statistics presented a 'mixed picture,' the Vatican reiterated 'the positive trend' of Catholic growth, especially in the African continent.
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(RNS) Canadian researchers are revisiting a hotly debated sociological question: Why do some churches decline while others succeed?
Congregations that grow in diversity may decline in attendance.
Why has Mormon growth slowed so much since the heady gains of the 1980s and 1990s, and why is this numeric stagnation considered a step forward?
(RNS) It's not the music or the Facebook page that's a draw. It's responsibility and community.
CHICAGO (RNS) In the first decade of the 21st century, America's religious landscape shifted dramatically, with minority groups making sizable gains as established Catholics and Protestants lost ground -- literally, according to a new study. By...