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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
  • Religious diversity and the state in China.
    Chan, Kim-Kwong, and Graeme Lang (2016)
    In Andrew Dawson (ed.) The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity: National Contexts, Global Issues. New York: Routledge, pp. 23-48.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Pluralism; State; Diversity
  • 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
  • Managed diversity: Race, place, and an urban church.
    Barron, Jessica M. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 18-36.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interview data from a youth-oriented downtown Chicago congregation planted by a suburban megachurch. Clergy appropriate some African American culture for the largely white congregation so show they are modern, but avoid being a Black church.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Parish; Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Race; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. Religious Practice in Late Modernity.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2016)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2009 surveys, on interviews, & on case studies. For many, the Roman Catholic Church is a convenient foil against which the define their fair. Describes extra-institutional religion--religiosity connected to & going beyond organized churches, thereby balancing individualism. Reports attitudes toward reconciliation & ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Ambivalence; Catholic, Ireland; Change; Clergy; Conflict; Diversity; Pluralism; Extra-institutional; Individualism; Ireland; Parish council; Secularization; State; Ecumenism
  • 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
  • Congregational diversity and attendance in a mainline Protestant denomination.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., Gerardo Marti, and Brandon C. Martinez (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 668-683.

    Analyzes 1993-2012 ELCA attendance data; diversity is inversely related to weekly attendance totals.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Practice
  • Religious diversity in the neoliberal welfare state: Secularity and the ethos of egalitarianism in Sweden.
    Schenk, Susanne, Marian Burchart, and Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (2015)
    Inernational Sociology 30:1: 3-20.

    In the politics of confessional schools, the discourse of free choice & freedom of religion confront the Swedish tradition of creating equality through a unitary public school system.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden; State; Secularism; Politics, Sweden; Equality; Education; Discourse; Diversity
  • Multicultualism and religious pluralism in Canada: Intimations of a "Post-Westphalian" condition.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2014)
    In Sonia Sikka and Lori G. Beaman (eds.) Multicultualism and Religious Identity: Canada and India. Montreal: McGill-queens University Press, pp. 33-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Multiculturalism; Diversity; Canada
  • Laws of general application: The retreat from multiculturalism and its implications for religious freedom.
    Beaman, Lori G. (2014)
    In Sonia Sikka and Lori G. Beaman (eds.) Multicultualism and Religious Identity: Canada and India. Montreal: McGill-queens University Press, pp. 236-252.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Diversity; Multiculturalism; Pluralism; Freedom of religion
  • Religious diversity, social control, and legal pluralism: A socio-legal analysis.
    Richardson, James T. (2014)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) From Religious Diversity to Religious Pluralism: What is at Stake. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 31-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Law; Pluralism; Deviance/social control
  • The rise of the diversity expert; How American Evangelicals simultaneously accentuate and ignore race.
    Marti, Gerardo, and Michael O. Emerson (2014)
    In Brian Steensland and Philip Goff (eds.) The New Evangelical Social Engagement. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 179-199.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Race; Diversity; Racial attitudes
  • 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
  • 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
  • Multiracial church attendance and support for same-sex romantic and family relationships.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2013)
    Sociological Inquiry 83:2: 259-285.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Family; Homosexuality
  • Are interracial daters more supportive of same-sex unions?
    Perry, Samuel L. (2013)
    Social Science Journal 50:2: 252-256.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Homosexuality; Courtship; Diversity
  • Racial diversity, religion, and morality: Examining the moral views of multiracial church attendees.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:2: 355-376.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data. Attendees at multiracial churches hold more permissive moral views than do attendees at churches where there is a dominant majority of one race.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Moral; Diversity; Race
  • Religiöse Diversität und Sozialintegration im internationale Vergleich.
    Traunmüller, Richard (2013)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 66, 1 Suppl., 437-465.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Integration (societal); Pluralism
  • Discourses on Religious Diversity. Explorations in an Urban Ecology.
    Stringer, Martin D. (2013)

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Feast; Pluralism; Urban; Clothing
  • Diversity, Integration, and Social Ties: Attraction versus Repulsion as Drivers of Intra- and Intergroup Relations.
    Skvoretz, John (2013)
    American Journal of Sociology 119:2: 486-517.

    The relevant section of the study includes religious identity in European nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Communality; Pluralism; Europe; Cohabitation; Dating; Diversity
  • Von Multiple Modernities zu Multiple Secularities: kulturelle Diversität, Säkularismus und Toleranz als Leitidee in Indien.
    Burchardt, Marian, and Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (2013)
    Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie 38:4: 355-374.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; India; Modernity; Pluralism; Secularism; Tolerance
  • When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education.
    Park, Julie J. (2013)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Participant observation study of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at a university in California after a 1996 referendum ended affirmative action admissions, thereby lessening the presence of minorities in the Fellowship even as it sought to increase diversity.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Race; Participant observation; Diversity; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Between evangelism and multiculturalism: The dynamics of Protestant Christianity in Indonesia.
    Hoon, Chang-Yau (2013)
    Social Compass 60:4: 457-470.

    Overview of religion in Indonesia, with a focus on liberal vs. Evangelical Protestantism. Shows the limited acceptance of diversity by the Muslim majority & by the Evangelicals.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, Indonesia; Pentecostal, Indonesia; Tolerance; Indonesia; Christian, Indonesia; Diversity; Pluralism; Protestant, Indonesia
  • 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
  • Building and expanding communities: African immigrant congregations and the challenge of diversity.
    Biney, Moses O. (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. 142-165.

    4 New York City congregations of post-1965 African migrants have internal diversity & are localized in multi-ethnic settings.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Ecology; Migrant; United States, New York, New York; Urban; United States, New Jersey, Irvington; Diversity
  • Religious diversity and pluralism: Empirical data and theoretical reflections from the Danish Puralism Project.
    Ahlin, Lars, Jørn Borup, Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger, Lene Kühle, Viggo Mortensen, and René Dybdal Pedersen (2012)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 27: 403-418.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Pluralism; Denmark
  • The diversity-affirming Latino: Ethnic options and the ethnic transcendent expression of American Latino religious identity.
    Marti, Gerardo (2012)
    In C. Chen and R. Jeung (eds.) Sustaining Faith Tradition: Race, Ethnicty, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation. New York: New York University Press, pp. 25-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Ethnic; Identity; Latino Americans
  • Worship Across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multi-Racial Congregation.
    Marti, Gerardo (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in 12 multiracial Protestant churches in the Los Angeles area. Highlights the importance of the worship experience, especially music.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Participant observation; Multiculturalism; Diversity; Ethnic; United States, California, Los Angeles; Music
  • Ethnic, religious and economic diversity in Dutch neighbourhoods: Explaining quality of contact with neighbours, trust in the neighbourhood and inter-ethnic trust.
    Lancee, Bram, and Jaap Dronkers (2011)
    Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37:4: 597-618.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Netherlands; Diversity; Ethnic
  • How Americans understand racial and religious differences: A test of parallel items from a national survey.
    Hartmann, Douglas, Daniel Winchester, Penny Edgell, and Joseph Gerteis (2011)
    Sociological Quarterly 52:3: 323-345.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Diversity
  • Why Can't we Be Friends: The Role of Religious Congregation-based Social Contact for Close Interracial Adolescent Friendships.
    Tavares, Carlos Daniel (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 439-453.

    Based on telephone interview data from Americans aged 13-17; multi-racial congregations lead to adolescents having other-race friends.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Adolescents; Congregation; Race; Parish
  • Congregational Growth, Closure, Identity, and Diversity.
    Maier, Jared E. (2010)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Diversity; Congregation
  • Race, Diversity, and Membership Duration in Religious Congregations.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., and Kevin D. Dougherty (2010)
    Sociological Inquiry 80:3: 405-423.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Parish; Membership; Diversity; Congregation
  • The Religious Racial Integration of African Americans into Diverse Churches.
    Marti, Gerardo (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:2: 201-217; Comment by Richard N. Pitt, 218-223; reply 224-230.

    Field study shows 2 processes at work in a congregation tghat African Americans joined: one reinforcing identity & the other transcending it.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Parish; African Americans; Diversity; Ethnic; Identity
  • Accommodating Religious Diversity.
    Pfaff-Czarnecka, Joanna (2009)
    In Paul Bramadat and Matthias Koenig (eds.) Switzerland. International Migration and the Governance of Religious Diversity. Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, pp. 225-258.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Migrant; Switzerland; Pluralism
  • Neighbors in the pews: Social status diversity in religious congregations.
    Schwadel, Philip (2009)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 5, article 2. http://www.religjournal.com/pdf/ijrr05002.pdf

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Status group; Stratification; Diversity
  • Churchliness, religiosity and spirituality: Western and Eastern European societies in times of religious diversity.
    Müller, Olaf, and Detlef Pollack (2009)
    In Bertelsmann-Stiftung (ed.) What the world Believes: Analyses and Commentary on the Religion Monitor 2008. Gütersloh: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung. 399-416.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe, eastern; Spirituality; Religiosity; Pluralism; Europe, western; Diversity
  • Congregational responses to growing urban diversity in a white ethnic denomination.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., and Mark T. Mulder (2009)
    Social Problems 56:2: 335-356.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids; Urban; Succession (urban ecology); Ethnic; Ecology; Christian Reformed Church; Diversity
  • Religiöse Vielfalt in Nordhein-Westfalen: Empirische Befunde und Perspektiven der Globalisierung vor Ort.
    Hero, Markus, Volkhard Krech, and Helmut Zander (2008)
    Paderborn: F. Schöningh.

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Diversity; Pluralism; Germany
  • Is the multiracial congregation an answer to the problem of race?: Comparative perspectives from South Africa and the USA.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2008)
    Journal of Religion in Africa 38: 263-283.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; South Africa; Race; Parish; Diversity; Congregation; Comparative
  • The making of a promised land: Religious responses to gentrification and ethnic diversity in Flushing, Qeens.
    Huang, Weischan (2008)
    CrossCurrents 58:3: 441-455.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, New York; Gentrification; Ethnic; Diversity; Urban
  • Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2008)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on ethnographic field work & interviews; studies a multiracial congregation that appealed to individualists struggling in the entertainment industry.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Durkheim, Émile; Individualism; Entertainer; Race; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Diversity; Occupation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Media
  • New opportunities and new values: The emergence of the multicultual church.
    Garces-Foley, Kathleen (2007)
    Annals of the American Academy of Poltical and Social Scence 612: 209-224.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity
  • Religious resurgence and diversity and social cohesion in Australia.
    Bouma, Gary D., and Rod Ling (2007)
    In J. Jupp and J. Nieuwenhuysen (eds.) Social Cohelsion in Australia. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, pp. 80-89.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Pluralism; Cohesion; Australia
  • Religiöse Vielfalt: Kulturelle, soziale und individuelle Formen.
    Stolz, Jörg, and Martin Baumann (2007)
    In Martin Baumann and Jörg Stolz (eds.) Eine Schweiz--viele Religionen. Risiken und Chancen des Zusammenlebens. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, pp. 21-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Switzerland; Pluralism
  • Crossing the Ethnic Divide: The Multiethnic Church on a Mission.
    Garces-Foley, Kathleen (2007)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; United States, California; Diversity; Parish; Pluralism; Congregation
  • People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States.
    Emerson, Michael O. (2006)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Parish; Race; Congregation
  • Strategic ethnicity: The cosntruction of multi-racial/multic religious community.
    Stanczak, Gregory C. (2006)
    Ethnic and Racial Studies 29;5: 856-881.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Diversity; Ethnic
  • People of the Dream. Multiracial Congregations in the United States.
    Emerson, Michael O., with Rodney M. Woo (2006)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Highlights a multicultural Baptist congregation in Houston. Analyzes key-informant data from a sample of congregations for factors predicting diversity.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Race; Parish; Diversity
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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