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  • Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century.
    Zech, Charles E., Mary L. Gautier, Mark M. Gray, Jonathon L. Wiggins, and Thomas P. Gaunt (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Diversity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • Putting civic participation in context: Examining the effects of congregational structure and culture.
    Polson, Edward C. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 75-100.

    Analyzes 2011 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Attending large & strict congregations decreases civic engagement; attending ones where concern for the wider community is evident increases it. Ethnic diversity decreases service group membership but increases involvement in advocacy groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Civic engagement; Congregation; Congregation size; Diversity
  • Church-based social support among Caribbean Blacks in the United States.
    Nguyen, Ann W., Robert Joseph Taylor, and Linda M. Chatters (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 385-406.

    Analyzes 2001-03 survey data from the Caribbean Black subsample of a larger survey. Attendance & interaction with fellow congregants positively predicted social support, especially among women. Negative interactions were also present.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Congregation; Social support; Caribbean Americans
  • Vieillir au couvent: stratégies des congrégations et paradoxe des laïcités.
    Anchisi, Annick, Laurent Amiotte-Suchet, and Kevin Toffel (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 3-19.

    Study of Sisters of Charity in France & merged religious congregations in Switzerland; as members' average ages increased, they turned to care for the aging, including their own members, running facilities within government programs designed for all aged persons.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Switzerland; Catholic, France; Sisters of Charity; Orders/congregations; Gerontology
  • Individualized marriage and family disruption ministries in congregations: How culture matters.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:2: 144-170.

    Based on interview data from northern Indiana congregations; describes cultural work & counseling in support of mar4riage and of divorced persons.

    Associated Search Terms: Counseling; Congregation; Dialectic; Marriage/divorce; United States, Indiana, northern; Divorce
  • Trends in addressing social needs: A longitudinal study of congregation-based service provision and political participation.
    Fulton, Brad R. (2016)
    Religions 7:5: 51-67.

    Social services have risen, political engagement lessened, but both have risen in Catholic Latino congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Latino Americans; Politics, U.S.A.; Social services; Longitudinal
  • Social diversity and civic engagement: The effects of ethnic and social heterogeneity on the community involvement of American congregations.
    Polson, Edward C. (2015)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 44:5: 968-987.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Civic engagement; Diversity
  • Conceptual pathways to ethnic transcendence in diverse churches: Theoretical reflections on the achievement of successfully integrated congregations.
    Marti, Gerardo (2015)
    Religions 6:3: 1048-1066.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Integration (racial)
  • A Culture of Faith: Evangelical Congregations in Canada.
    Reimer, Samuel H., and Michael Wilkinson (2015)
    Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Evangelical, Canada; Congregation; Canada
  • To educate, equip, and empower: Black church sponsorship of tutoring or literary programs.
    Barnes, Sandra L. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 111-129.

    Based on a 2000 sample survey of Black churches in the U.S.A. Shows characteristics that predict congregational sponsorship of educational programs: tutoring, literacy.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Congregation; Social services; Parish; Education
  • The cost of being lost in the crowd: How congregational size and social neworks shape attenders' involvement in community organizations.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 269-286.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Respondents who have close friends in their congregation are more likely to be involved in community service-, social justice-, or advocacy-groups. This likelihood increases with congregation size.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Congregation size; Social capital; Parish
  • United by faith? Race/ethnicity, congregational diversity, and explanations of racial inequality.
    Cobb, Ryon J., Samuel L. Perry, and Kevin D. Dougherty (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:2: 177-198.

    Analyzes 1998 & 2006 General Social Survey(U.S.A.) data & '98 & '06 National Congregations Study data. Multi-racial congregations do not make whites' explanations of minority disadvantage more structural, & these congregations attract minorities who have non-structural explanations.

    Associated Search Terms: Racial attitudes; Stratification; Parish; Congregation; United States
  • Gendered responses to decline in Protestant congregations.
    McMullin, Steve (2015)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 26: 21-39.

    Interview & focus group data from 16 U.S.A. & Canadian congregations show the decline jeopardizing men's religiosity but related to a strengthening of women's.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Gender; United States; Congregation; Focus group
  • Awe of God, congregational embeddedness, and religious meaning in life.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 219-238.

    Analyzes panel survey data (1st wave 2001) from Christian Americans. Worship participation predicts awe of God, which in turn predicts sharing common values with congregants, which in turn predicts a sense of belongingness, which predicts a sense of meaning in life.

    Associated Search Terms: God, emotions toward; Congregation; Emotion; Meaning; Panel study; Parish; Practice
  • Transnational Monasteries: The Economic Performance of Cloistered Women.
    Langewiesche, Katrin (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2:132-146.

    Study of a female Benedictine monastery near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, which is financially independent with a yoghurt & food additive business.

    Associated Search Terms: Monasticism; Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou; Orders/congregations; Economic; Transnational; Nun; Benedictine
  • Disengaged and indistinct: The subcultural identity of the Emerging Church movement.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2015)
    Social Compass 62:1: 105-121.

    Based on 2009-2010 field work in an Emerging Church congregation in Seattle, Washington. The Emerging Church was disengaged from the issues of the day but not particularly distinct from the dominant religious culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; Emerging church; United States, Washington, Seattle; Congregation
  • Perceptions of science education among African American and white Evangelicals: A Texas case study.
    Korver-Glenn, Elizabeth, Esther Chan, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 131-148.

    Based on interviews & participant observation at a largely white upscale megachurch & at a middle class African American Baptist congregation in a Texas city. The white church's leaders & members viewed science education in terms of their theological opposition to evolution; the African American counterparts saw it in secular terms, underfunded.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; Education; Southern Baptist; Participant observation; Parish; Megachurch; Evolution; Congregation; African Americans; Comparative
  • Complementarianism as doctrine and governance: Narratives on women's leadership among second-generation Asian Americans.
    Chan, Esther (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 435-452.

    Based on interviews & observation in a West Coast U.S.A. second generation Asian American congregation hat experienced a schism over the issue of women's roles in the church.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Gender traditionalism; Schism; Gender role; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Congregation; Asian Americans
  • Loose connections and liberal theology: Blurring the boundaries in two church-based communities of spiritual practice.
    Edgell, Penny, and Derek Robey (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 649-667.

    Field study of innovative worship that blurs boundaries between church members vs. non-members & between Christian vs. other; the services were meant to attract the non-religious, but most participants turned out to be Christian liberals.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Spirituality; Boundary blurring; Congregation; Change; Liberal, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • Le catholicisme québécos entre France et Amérique: Les missionnaires français, la modernité américaine et le redéploiement socioculurel dans l’espace public (1840-1870).
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2015)
    In Solange Lefebvre, Céline Béraud, and E.-Martin Meunier (eds.) Catholicsme et cultures: Regards croisés Québec-Fance. Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, pp. 213-247 /Rennes, France: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp. 175-201.

    Role of some religious orders & congregations in creating autonomous space for modernization in Quebec; focuses on the case of he Viatorians, whose American-like educational program was autonomous from that of the classical curriculum traditionally favored by the higher clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Orders/congregations; Modernization; Education; Catholic, Canada; Clercs de Saint-Viateur; Canada, Quebec
  • Interrogatng and constructing the "authentic" Roman Catholic Church: Feminist perspectives among Canadian women religious.
    Gervais, Christine, and Claire Turenne Sjolander (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 365-396.

    Based on 2008-11 field work, interviews, & questionnaire data from current & former sisters in Ontario. Respondents constructed "church" often from a feminist & social justice orientation rather than the official hierarchical one.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Feminism; Ex-sisters; Canada, Ontario; Orders/congregations; Sisters; Social construction of reality; Women; Catholic, Canada; Authenticity
  • The optimal level of srictness and congregational growth.
    Ferguson, Todd W. (2014)
    Religions 5:3: 703-719.

    Associated Search Terms: Strictness; Congregation
  • Small groups, contexts, and civic engagement: A multilevel analysis of United States Congregational Life Survey data.
    Whitehead, Andrew L., and Samuel Stroope (2014)
    Social Science Research 52: 659-670.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Civic engagement
  • Generating trust in congregations: Engagement, exchange, and social networks.
    Seymour, Jeffrey M., Michael R. Welch, Karen Monique Gregg, and Jessica Collett (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:1: 130-144.

    Analyzes 2006 interview data (Wave 1, Portraits of American Life Study) from adult Americans. Closeness of ties to religious leaders, interpersonal ties within congregations, & giving & receiving aid predict trust.

    Associated Search Terms: Trust; Network; Congregation
  • Changing American congregations: Findings from the third wave of the National Congregations Study.
    Chaves, Mark, and Shawna L. Anderson (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4:676-686.

    Describes the 3rd, 2012, wave of the National (U.S.A.) Congregational Study. Notes increased ethnic diversity, eater openness to homosexuals, more informality smaller sizes, & a higher proportion having no denominational affiliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Methods; Statistics; Parish; Data sets; Diversity; Congregation size; Denomination (organizational entity); Homosexuality
  • Measuring congregational vitality: Phase 2 development of an outcome measurement tool.
    Bobbitt, Linda (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 467-484.

    Development of a scale of congregational vitality in the context of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Scale; Factor analysis; Congregation; Methods
  • Promises unfulfilled: American religious sisters and gender inequality in the post-Vatican II Catholic Church.
    Murphy, Ryan P. (2014)
    Social Compass 61:4: 594-610.

    Describes hegemonic forces that perpetuate gender barriers in the Catholic Church, in light of a current investigation by the Vatican of American Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Stratification; Sisters; Gender traditionalism; Catholic; Gender; Orders/congregations
  • Cooperación y conflicto: parroquias e immigrantes latinos.
    Fortuny Loret de Mola, Patricia, and Marie Friedmann Marquardt (2014)
    Desacatos 46: 70-87.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Migrant; Congregation; Conflict; United States, Georgia, Atlanta
  • New Generations of Catholic Sisters. The Challenge of Diversity.
    Johnson, Mary, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Based on a 1999 survey of women who entered U.S.A. religious communities in 1965-85 who stayed, & a 2009 survey of women who entered 1993-2008 who stayed.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters
  • Workplace-bridging religious capital: Connecting congregations to work outcomes.
    Park, Jerry Z., Jenna Griebel Rogers, Mitchell J. Neubert, amd Kevin D. Dougherty (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 309-331.

    Analyzes 2010 American web-based survey data from full-time workers. Attendance mediates congregation values' impact on work place commitment, job satisfaction, & entrepreneurial behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; Congregation; Economic; Job satisfaction; Practice; Social capital
  • Effervescence and solidarity in religious organizations.
    Draper, Scott (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 229-248.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. congregation data (United States Congregational Life Survey) to test facets of the general hypothesis that ritual enhances solidarity, with effervescence as a mediating variable. The basic hypothesis is supported.

    Associated Search Terms: Boundary maintenance; Interaction; Ritual; Solidarity; Collective effervescence; Congregation; Effervescence; Collins, Randall
  • Role strain theory and understanding the role of head clergy of racially diverse churches.
    Edwards, Korie L. (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 57-79.

    Based on 2002-03 participant observation & interviews in a Midwest U.S. interracial congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Role strain; Participant observation; Parish; Levels of inclusiveness; Congregation; Diversity
  • The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of US Catholicism.
    Hoover, Brett C. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Congregation; Diversity; Participant observation; Latino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Ethnic
  • The Politics of Evangelical Identity. Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada.
    Bean, Lydia (2014)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, Canada; Canada, Ontario, Hamilton; Evangelical, Canada; Participant observation; United States, New York, Buffalo; Politics, U.S.A.; Comparative; Congregation
  • Sources of social support: Examining congregational involvement, private devotional activities, and congregational context.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 698-712.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Among attenders of religious congregations, congregational involvement & private devotional activities help predict social support, but congregation size & theology do not. The kinds of social support in the study were practical rather than socio-emotional.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Congregation size; Social support; Belief
  • Decline and conflict Causes and consequences of leaership transitions in religious congregations.
    Dollhopf, Erica J., and Christopher P. Scheitle (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 675-697.

    Analyzes the 2006-07 wave of the National Congregations Study data (U.S.A.). Explores why congregation leadership changes were associated with conflict & membership decline.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Congregation; Leadership; Conflict
  • U.S. Congregations' Provision of Programs or Activities for People Living with HIV/AIDS.
    Frenk, Steven M., and Jenny Trinitapoli (2013)
    AIDS and Behavior 17:5: 1829-1838.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Congregation; Parish
  • The secularization of Sunday: Real or perceived competition for churches.
    McMullin, Steve (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 43-59.

    2009-10 questionnaire & interview research in 16 declining Protestant congregations in Canada & U.S.A.; respondents attribute decline to competing Sunday events & activities while other reasons seem likely.

    Associated Search Terms: Sunday; Competition; Congregation; Parish
  • Religious congregations as voluntary associations: An overview.
    Cnaan, Ram A., and Daniel W. Curtis (2013)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 42:1: 7-33.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Congregation; Parish
  • Race, belonging, and participation in religious congregations.
    Martinez, Bandon C., and Kevin D. Dougherty (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 713-732.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Members of the largest racial group in a given congregation have a stronger sense of belonging & participate more deeply.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Minority; Belonging, sense of; Race; Membership
  • Gendered organizations and inequality regimes: Gender, homosexuality, and inequality within religious congregations.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 476-493.

    Analyzes 2006-07 National Congregations Study data (U.S.A.); congregations' stances allowing female pastors predicts their acceptance of homosexual leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Gender; Gender role; Homosexuality; Stratification
  • Cooperation or isolation? Muslim congregations in a Scandinavian welfare state: A nationally representative survey from Sweden.
    Borell, Klas, and Arne Gerdner (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 557-571.

    Based on representative survey data from mosques in Sweden. The mosques were not enclaves; they were not isolated form the wider society.

    Associated Search Terms: Mosque; Sweden; Isolation; Islam, Sweden; Enclave; Congregation
  • Mosque-based emotional support among young Muslim Americans.
    Nguyen, Ann W., Robert Joseph Taylor, Linda M. Chatters, Aaron Ahuvia, Elif Izberk-Bilgin, and Fiona Lee (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 535-555.

    Analyzes survey data from graduate & undergraduate students, & other young adult Muslims in southeastern Michigan. Giving & receiving social support & experiencing negative interactions in mosques were associated with demographic variables.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Islam, U.S.A.; Mosque; Social support
  • Image of God and community volunteering among rleigious adherents in the United States.
    Mencken, F. Carson, and Brittany Fitz (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:3:491-508.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). A judgmental image of God is inversely related to volunteering in activities not connected to one's own church, net of the effects of volunteering in connection with one's own congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Volunteering; United States; God, image of; Communality; Network
  • Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City.
    Karraker, Meg Wilks (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Migration; Education; Sisters; Race; Orders/congregations; Diversity; Community study; Justice
  • Korean American churches and the negotiation of space in Flushing, Queens.
    Pae, Keun-Joo Christine (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 81-101.

    Based on 2006-07 field work in 2 flushing congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Korean Americans; Urban; United States, New York, New York; Parish; Congregation; Succession (urban ecology)
  • Navigating property development through a framework of religious ecology: The case of Trinity Lutheran Church.
    Mian, Nadia A. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 198-219.

    Follows the deliberations at Trinity Lutheran Church on Manhattan's Upper West Side over whether to develop their property.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Ecology; Economic; Parish; United States, New York, New York; Urban
  • One Family Under God: Immigration Politics and Progressive Religion in America.
    Yukich, Grace (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Sanctuary Movement; Migrant; Social movement; United States, New York, New York; Congregation
  • Religion and Military Policy Attitudes in America.
    Brown, Ronald E., R. Khari Brown, and Aaron W. Blase (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 573-595.

    Analyzes interview data from the 2004 National Politics Study (U.S.A.), white subsample. Evangelicals oppose war less, Mainline Protestants more; lay discussion in worship spaces increases this contrast.

    Associated Search Terms: European Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Parish; Peace/war; United States
  • Disneyfication and Religion in Times Square.
    Tokke, Hans E. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 25-54.

    Focuses on 2 Times Square theater churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Consumerism; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Gentrification; Justice; Parish; Tourists; United States, New York, New York; Urban
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