- CRCC in the NewsChristianity Today: The ‘Prophets’ and ‘Apostles’ Leading the Quiet Revolution in American ReligionA Christian movement has become one of the fastest-growing faith groups in the country recently, attracting millions of followers with promises of direct access to God. Christianity Today interviewed CRCC Senior Director …Topics: Branding and Marketing, Christians and Christianity, Creativity and Innovation, Megachurches, Population Trends, Religious Affiliation, Religious Beliefs and Rituals, Religious Leadership, Southern California
- CRCC in the NewsBYU Radio: Richard Flory on Religious “Nones”An increasing number of Americans do not affiliate with any particular religion. BYU Radio’s Matt Townsend Show recently interviewed CRCC senior director of research and evaluation Richard Flory, about the increase of religious “nones” in …Topics: Creativity and Innovation, Political Attitudes and Values, Population Trends, Religious "Nones", Religious Affiliation
- CRCC in the NewsChristian Science Monitor: Why Kasich’s atheist criticisms seem out of touchUpon seeing a Harry Potter novel at a bookstore, Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio governor John Kasich criticized its movie series star Daniel Radcliffe’s atheism. “What the [expletive] is wrong with …Topics: Creativity and Innovation, Political Attitudes and Values, Population Trends, Religious "Nones"
- CommentaryThe Tidal Wave of Indifference: I Don’t Church, I BrunchA lot has been written recently about the spiritual-but-not-religious crowd, or the “religious nones”–people who have no particular religious affiliation–and how their numbers are rapidly growing in the U.S. Recent reports place …Topics: Community Dynamics, Creativity and Innovation, Millennials, Population Trends, Religious "Nones", Religious Affiliation
- ReportThe Religious Literacy Primer for Crises, Disasters and Public Health EmergenciesA companion to the Field Guide for Religious Competency, the Religious Literacy Primer is a quick-reference document which provides information on basic religious literacy for 23 of the largest religious communities in …Topics: Disaster Response, Faith-Based Organizations, Government and Religion, Population Trends, Religious Affiliation, Social Services, Tools
- CommentaryIt’s Already 2040 at a Seminary Near YouAccording to U.S. Census projections, sometime during the 2040s America’s white population will no longer be the majority, but only the largest of several sizeable ethnic-racial groups in the country. The Association …Topics: Community Dynamics, Creativity and Innovation, Demographics, Multi-ethnic / Multi-racial Congregations, Population Trends, Race and Ethnicity, Southern California
- CommentaryKeeping Faith: A CRCC Senior Fellow Finds the Key to Passing Religion Across GenerationsBengtson says that emotional warmth rather than devoutness or discipline appears to be the key factor in families that successfully transmit religious traditions across generations. Allowing their children—particularly adolescents—to venture away from orthodox expressions of belief might seem counterintuitive to parents who want their kids to remain in the fold. Yet Bengtson’s work shows that a home environment that is nurturing but not constricting appears most likely to encourage spiritual roots to grow deep.Topics: Family and Relationships, Generation X, Millennials, Population Trends, Religious "Nones", Religious Affiliation
- ReportMoved by the Spirit: Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in the Global SouthNick Street reports on new trends in Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. The report includes information on the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative and photographs by Nick Street and Donald Miller. Download …Topics: Asia, Latin America, Pentecostals and Pentecostalism, Population Trends, Religious Beliefs and Rituals, Southern California, Sub-Saharan Africa
- ReportPrincipled Pluralism: Report of the Inclusive America ProjectBrie Loskota participated on an Aspen Institute panel on religious pluralism in the United States. The distinguished panelists contributed to a publication that “discusses proven strategies for managing America’s religious diversity in …Topics: Population Trends, Religious Affiliation, Religious Pluralism
- CommentaryL.A.’s First Jewish Mayor?Since the mid 1950s Los Angeles has been the second largest Jewish community in the United States, but has never had a Jewish mayor. New York, by contrast, elected its first Jewish …Topics: Family and Relationships, Jews and Judaism, Population Trends, Southern California, Voting and Elections
- CommentarySearching for Islam’s New Narratives in our Own Back YardIn the past few weeks, two familiar voices have reemerged to explain the violence and rage that erupted in Libya, Egypt, and across the Muslim world earlier this month. Ayaan Hirsi Ali …Topics: Middle East and North Africa, Muslims and Islam, National and Cultural Identity, Political Attitudes and Values, Population Trends, Protests and Uprisings
- CommentaryDemographic Change: Casualties or Opportunities?This post originally appeared on Patheos’ Black, White and Gray blog. At the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, we’ve been talking a lot lately about how different communities in the …Topics: Black Church, Latinos, Place and Religion, Population Trends, Race and Ethnicity, Religious Affiliation, Southern California
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- Richard FlorySenior Director of Research and EvaluationRichard Flory is a sociologist whose work focuses on religion and urban life, religious and cultural change, and youth and young adults.
- Donald E. MillerDirector of Strategic InitiativesDonald Miller focuses on global religious trends, genocides of the 20th century, and the role of religious NGOs in addressing issues of moral concern.
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