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Church and Community Involvement

“Weekly churchgoers are two to three times more likely to volunteer to help the poor and young people than are non churchgoers, holding other things constant, and are much more likely to contribute financially to those causes.”—Robert Putnam, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis (2015)

Although studies continue to show the decline of religious life in America today, religious organizations still play a vital role in ensuring a thriving a community. And in an age of increasing pluralization of cities and secularization of society, how will our congregations respond to these realities?

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The Role of Faith Communities in the Flourishing City

Faith communities, their ministries and programs, and their congregants play a vital role in the health and vibrancy of our cities.

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American Muslims and the Civic Good

The historic growth of urban American Islam has led some Muslims to respond in innovative ways to the issues and challenges of urban life.