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Re: “The Shakers”

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Here’s a fine article from Religion & Ethics about the last Shaker community and the three remaining members. A movement that once had over 6,000 members in 23 communities in 19th century America. The article contains an interview of two of the remaining three elders living at Sabbathday Lake, in central Maine, the last Shaker […]

-Franklin Graham and Most Protestant Pastors Agree on Islam

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Image by roberthuffstutter via Flickr Franklin Graham was recently ‘un’-invited to participate in a service at the Pentagon on the National Day of Prayer because of past negative statements he had made against Islam. The news media made it seem like Franklin was radical in his views but this is not the case at all. […]

-NCC 2010 Report: An Actual Increase in US Church Membership

Monday, February 15th, 2010

In spite of all of the reported secularization of the American culture, church membership in the United States actually increased in the last year. US church membership reported in the National Council of Churches 2010 Yearbook was up 0.49 percent over 2009 with 147,383,631 members. However, the mainline more liberal protestant denominations including the United […]