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  • Christian churches and immigrant support in Canada: An organizational ecology perspective.
    Reimer, Samuel H., Mark Chapman, Rich Janzen, James Watson, and Michael Wilkinson (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:4: 495-513.

    Canadian Christian churches service immigrants' needs by adapting to specific niche needs, filling in gaps in local services hat other agencies provide.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Canada; Focus group; Migration
  • "People forget he's human": Charismatic leaership in institutionalized religion.
    Corcoran, Katie E., and James K. Wellman, Jr. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:4: 309-333.

    Based on focus group data from a megachurch sample, coded by unsolicited indicators of charisma & humanness perceived in senior pastors. Contrary to findings from new religious movements, ordinariness is an aspect of charisma, along with the extraordinary.

    Associated Search Terms: Focus group; Megachurch; Charisma; Content analysis
  • 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
  • Prayer as a tool in Swedish Pentecostalism.
    Mahieddin, Emir (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 81-96.

    Based on participant observation of Pentecostals in a pietistic part of Sweden; focuses on changes in prayer. Physical charismatic manifestations, glossolalia, prophecy, & healing are now reserved for private prayer groups, not Sunday services. Studies the case of Swedish Pentecostals creating an orphanage in Romania.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden, Jönköping; Glossolalia; Prayer; Prayer group; Social services; Participant observation; Pentecostal, Sweden
  • Overcoming the challenges of pastoral work? Peer support groups and psychological distress among United Methodist Church clergy.
    Miles, Andrew, and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:2: 199-226.

    Based on 2008 focus group data & 2008-10 survey data--all from United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. Not all participants in peer support group session benefited from them.

    Associated Search Terms: Peer support groups; United States, North Carolina; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Stress; Clergy; Focus group
  • Moral freighting and civic engagement: A UK perspective on Putnam and Campbell's theory of religious-based social action.
    Baker, Christopher (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 343-369.

    Based on focus group data from Manchester, U.K. Across religious traditions, themes of friendship, persistence, worship, & formation appear in connection with civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Belonging, sense of; Christian, Great Britain; Comparative; Great Britain, Manchester; Islam, Great Britain; Moral; Social capital; Volunteering; Buddhist, Great Britain; Focus group
  • Religion and Regional Culture: Embedding Religious Commitment within Place.
    Wellman, James K., Jr., and Katie E. Corcoran (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:4: 496-520.

    Based on interviews & focus groups in western Oregon & western Washington, in conservative & liberal Protestant churches. Religion in general is in perceived tension with the regional environment, but Evangelical religion more so.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Focus group; Regionalism; Place; Tension; United States, Pacific Northwest; United States, Oregon; United States, Washington
  • Taking Sufism to the Streets: Majelis Zikir an Majelis Shalawat as New Venues for Popular Islamic Piety in Indonesia.
    Zamhari, Arif, and Julia Day Howell (2012)
    Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs 46:2: 47-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Indonesia; Islam, Indonesia; Prayer group; Media
  • Youth group cliques: How religious goals can disguise discriminatory group dynamics.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell, and Robert Wedow (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 217-238.

    Based on field notes & interviews in an Evangelical & a mainline Protestant church youth group in northern Indiana. In-group/out-group patterns showed the former to be higher socio-economic status than the latter.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Stratification; Youth groups; Adolescents
  • The Influence of Religion on Adolescent Family Life in England: An Explanatory Study of the Views of Young People and Parents.
    Horwath, Jan, Janet Lees, and Peter Sidebotham (2012)
    Social Compass 59:2: 257-275.

    British adolescents had religious beliefs, based on family & peer expectations rather than on church authorities'.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Family; Students, secondary; Adolescents; Focus group
  • A Place to Belong: Small Group Involvement in Religious Congregations.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:1: 91-111.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data; small groups promote a sense of belonging in large as well as small congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Group; Congregation size; Congregation
  • Past in the Present: Indigenous Leadership and Party Politics among the Amasiri of Southeastern Nigeria.
    Obinna, Elijah (2011)
    In Barbara Jones Denison (ed.) History, Time, Meaning, and Memory. Ideas for the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 81-110.

    Description of the Amasiri indigenous system of governance, of which ancestor respect is a dimension.

    Associated Search Terms: Nigeria; Ancestor; Amasiri (Nigerian ethnic group)
  • The Making of Religious Pluralism in Italy: Discussing Religious Education from a New Generational Perspective.
    Frisina, Annalisa (2011)
    Social Compass 58:2: 271-284.

    Explores views of non-Catholic students taking religion classes in Italy, using focus groups, mostly in Mantova.

    Associated Search Terms: Focus group; Pluralism; Generations; Education; Italy
  • Régulation sociale, production économique et symbolique sociale dans les rapports de genre africains. Questions de théorisation et de méthode analytique.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2011)
    Social Compass 58:1: 69-76.

    The sociologist Mark Diyammi observes that economic precarity leads to conflict between the sexes, & thus religious efforts to promote reconciliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Iraqw (African ethnic group); Tanzania; Gender; Diyammi, Mark; Economic; Social control; Patriarchy
  • Financial Commitment Within Federations of Small Groups: The Effect of Cell-based Congregational Structure on Individual Giving.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:4: 640-656.

    Analyzes U.S. Congregational Life Survey data (2001); small groups within congregations enhance contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: Small groups; Parish; Contributions
  • The Role of Families and Religious Institutions in Transmitting Faith among Christians, Muslims, and Hindus in the USA.
    Warner, R. Stephen, and Rhys H. Williams (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 159-165.

    Based on focus groups & interviews with families identified as exemplary in passing their religion on to their youth.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Focus group; Socialization; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Youth
  • Being the Chosen: Exploring a Christian Fundamentalist Worldview.
    Jones, Julie Scott (2010)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Exclusivism; God's Way (USA fundamentalist group); Participant observation; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Defining Spiritual Growth: Congregations, Community, and Connectedness.
    Gallagher, Sally K., and Chelsea Newton (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70::3:232-261.

    Based on 2005-07 field work, itnerviews, & focus groups in 4 congregations in the American Pacific Northwest.

    Associated Search Terms: Focus group; Parish; Spiritual growth
  • 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
  • What Difference Does Youth Group Make? A Longitudinal Analysis of Religious Youth Group Participation Outcomes.
    Snell, Patricia (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:572-587.

    Analyzes 2001-05 telephone interview panel data from English-speaking adolescents. Participation in church youth groups enhances church participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth groups; Panel study; Adolescents
  • I'm a Believer--But I'll Be Damned If I'm Religious: Belief and Religion in the Greater Copenhagen Area--A Focus Group Study.
    Rosen, Ina (2009)
    Lund: Lunds Universitet.

    Associated Search Terms: Focus group; Denmark, Copenhagen; Lutheran, Denmark
  • Words upon the Word: An Ethnography of Evangelical Group Bible Study.
    Beilo, James S. (2009)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Evangelical; Bible study group
  • Words upon the Word: An Ethnography of Evangelical Group Bible Study.
    Bielo, James S. (2009)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Studies 19 groups in Lansing, Michigan.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Michigan, Lansing; Bible study group; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Choosing Constituent Cues. Reference group Influence on Clergy Political Speech.
    Calfano, Brian Robert (2009)
    Social Science Quarterly 90:1: 88-102.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy; Reference group; Homily; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Textual ideology, textual practice. Evangelical Bible reading in group study.
    Bielo, James S. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 157-175.

    Based on observation of a Lutheran-Missouri Synod Bible study group of men in Lansing, Michigan. The group's textual ideology held the bible to be authoritative, relevant to daily life, & and with texts to be read in the context of the whole Bible.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United States, Michigan, Lansing; Bible study group
  • Faith in the Fields. Mexican Marianism in Miami-Dade County.
    Báez, Noemí, María de los Angèles Rey, and Terry Rey (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 190-207.

    Focuses on a rural Catholic mission to poor Mexicans in Naranja, near Homestead, Florida. Social capital is of the bonding ariety. Many of the social services are organized by parish youth groups. Describes the Decemer Guadalupe feast.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexican Americans; Youth groups; Social capital; Marian; Feast; United States, Florida, Homestead; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • The Political Influence of Churches.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Christopher P. Gilbert (2009)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    1998/2004 questionnarie data from clergy, '99 from their congregation members; congregations & small groups affect political beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic skills; Social capital; Politics, U.S.A.; Parish; Social participation; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality; Clergy role; Group; Episcopal; Abortion; Environmentalism; Network
  • Youth and Charity in a Sweetwater Parish. Our Lady of Divine Providence Church.
    Oscariz, Aidil (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 171-189.

    A once Cuban parish turned largely Nicaraguan; after a period of supplying social services to refugees it has focused more on spiritual matters. Both kinds of service repreent bonding social capital. Describes a parish youth group.

    Associated Search Terms: Nicaraguan Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant; Parish; Social capital; Succession (urban ecology); United States, Florida, Sweetwater; Youth groups; Civic engagement
  • Religion and the Construction of Civic Identity.
    Lichterman, Paul (2008)
    American Sociological Review 73:1: 83-104.

    Commonality of religious motives in a group do not prevent conflict; common religious identity helps to prevent it. Based on participant observation in a mid-sized U.S.A. city.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Conflict; Group; Identity
  • From Piety to Professionalism--and Back?: Transformations of Organized Religious Virtuosity.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2006)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Examines the effects of secularization of schools, charities, & hospitals on the female religious organizational sponsors; 36 focus groups conducted 1999-2000 with a missionary society, deaconesses, & Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Orders/congregations; Women; Change; Goal displacement; Deaconess; Organization; Identity; Focus group; Education; Hospital; Missionary; Secularization; Sisters
  • Aux origines du 'Groupe de Sociologie des Religions' et de ses Archives.
    Poulat, Émile (2006)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 136: 25-37.

    Focuses on the first generation associated with the Archives.

    Associated Search Terms: Groupe de Sociologie des Religions; Archives de sciences sociales des religions; Desroche, Henri; Isambert, François-André; LeBras, Gabriel; Maître, Jacques; Poulat, Émile; Sociology of religion, France
  • Focus Groups Help Congregation Improve its New Member Ministry.
    Scannell, Alice Updike (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:1: 68-77.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Episcopal; Focus group
  • Devising a Study on Religion and the Latina Experience.
    Peña, Milagros (2002)
    Social Compass 49:2: 281-294.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexican Americans; Focus group; Methodology
  • Comparative Cosmopolis. Discovering Different Paths to Moral Integration in the Modern Ecumene.
    Madsen, Richard (2002)
    In Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton (eds.) Meaning and Modernity. Religion, Polity, and Self. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 105-123.

    Seeks to use the "grid/group" paradigm as a means of placing insights from Habits of the Heart by Bellah et al. into a comparative perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: Bellah, Robert N.; Grid/group; Douglas, Mary; Comparative; Integration (social)
  • Mapping American Adoelscent Religious Participation.
    Smith, Christian, Melinda Lundquist Denton, Robert Faris, and Mark Regnerus (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:4: 597-612.

    Presents descriptive 1990s poll data from American adolescents.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; United States; Adolescents; Practice; Membership; Youth groups; Sex; Race; United States, regions; Students, secondary
  • Religious Reference Groups and the Persistence of Normative Behavior: An Empirical Test.
    Roberts, Alden E., Jerome R. Koch, and Doyle Paul Johnson (2001)
    Sociological Spectrum 23: 81-97.

    Associated Search Terms: Norm; Reference group
  • Religion, Family, and Ritual: The Production of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Outsiders-within.
    Oswald, Ramona Faith (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 43:1: 39-50.

    Based on focus group interviews with acknowledged gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transgendered people who had attended heterosexual family weddings.They saw themselves as outsiders to the religions, & when religion was conservative, outsiders to family.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Ritual; Homosexuality; Family; Wedding; Focus group
  • Emotion-work, Commitment, and the Authentication of the Self: The Case of Gay and ex-Gay Christian Support Groups.
    Wolkomir, Michelle (2001)
    Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 30:3: 305-334.

    Associated Search Terms: Emotion; Support group; Self; Authenticity; Work; Homosexuality
  • Negative Interaction in the Church: Insights from Focus Groups with Older Adults.
    Krause, Neal, Linda M. Chatters, and Tina Meltzer (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:4: 510-533.

    Based on focus groups consisting of older people in Michigan; ascertains the content of negative experiences of social interaction in congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Gerontology; Focus group
  • Using Focus Groups to Explore the Nature of Prayer in Later Life.
    Krause, Neal, David L. Morgan, Linda M. Chatters, and Tina Meltzer (2000)
    Journal of Aging Studies 14:2: 191-212.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Focus group; Gerontology
  • Using focus groups to explore the nature of prayer in late life.
    Krause, Neal, Linda M. Chatters, Tina Meltzer, and David L. Morgan (2000)
    Journal of Aging Studies 14:2: 191-212.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Methods; Prayer; Focus group
  • How Religious Groups Promote Forgiving: A National Study.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 125-139.

    Analyzes 1998-99 survey data from adult Americans who were involved in small groups of a religious nature. Groups whose themes were relevant to the affective well-being of their members promoted forgiveness on the part of the members.

    Associated Search Terms: Consequential dimension; Well-being; Forgiveness; Affect; Small groups; Prayer
  • L'Idéologie de l'Eglise Chrétienne Primitive dans l'Epître de Saint Paul aux Romains et la Lettre de Recommandation de Phébée.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1999)
    Social Compass 46:4: 507-520.

    Associated Search Terms: Status group; Stratification; Ideology; Early Christian; Women
  • An Advocacy Group for Victims of Clerical Sexual Abuse.
    Pullen, Elizabeth (1998)
    In Anson Shupe (ed.) Wolves within the Fold. Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 67-84.

    Studies a support group for victims in the wake of a pedophilia scandal at a Catholic minor seminary.

    Associated Search Terms: Victim; Sexual abuse; United States, California, Santa Barbara; Catholic, U.S.A.; Support group
  • Groupements volontaires d'intensité religieuse dans le Christianisme et l'Islam.
    Séguy, Jean (1997)
    Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions 100: 47-60.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer group; Group
  • The Structure and Functions of Cell Group Ministry in a Korean Christian Church.
    Kwon, Victoria Hyonchu, Helen Rose Ebaugh, and Jacqueline Hagan (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:2: 247-256.

    Field work study of geographical subunits of an ethnic Korean church in Houston.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Korean Americans; United States, Texas, Houston; Parish; Cell group ministry
  • Religiöse Gruppenbildung als Reaktionsmuster gesellschaftlicher Individualisierungsprozess.
    Daiber, Karl Fritz (1996)
    In Karl Gabriel (ed.) Religiöse Individualisierung oder Säkularisierung: Biographie und Gruppe als Bezugspunkt moderner Religiosität. Gütersloh: Kaiser, Gütersloh Verlagshaus, pp. 86-100.

    Associated Search Terms: Group; Individualism
  • Piety as gendered agency: A study of jalaseh ritual discourse in an urban neighborhood in Iran.
    Torab, Azam (1996)
    Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 2:2: 235-252.

    Associated Search Terms: Shi'ite, Iran; Discourse; Gender role; Iran; Prayer group; Women; Islam, Iran
  • Women in the Presence:Constructing Community and Seeking Spirituality in Mainline Protestantism.
    Davie, Jodie (1995)
    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Bible study group; Participant observation; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • Gender Relations and Commercialisation in Tonga Possession Cults.
    Luig, Ute (1995)
    In Mechtild Reh and Godren Ludwar-Ehe (eds.) Gender and Identity in Africa. Hamburg: Lit-Verlag, pp. 33-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Tonga (ethnic group in Zambia); Zambia; Sex
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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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