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RESOURCE: The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey

May 30th, 2009 by Roberto C. Delgadillo

 

Based on interviews with more than 35,000 American adults, this extensive survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life details the religious makeup, religious beliefs and practices as well as social and political attitudes of the American public. This online section includes dynamic tools that complement the full report. For a video overview and related material, go to the resource page.

 

Access: http://religions.pewforum.org/

RESOURCE: Divining America: Religion in American History

May 30th, 2009 by Roberto C. Delgadillo

 

Divining America: Religion in American History is designed to help teachers of American history bring their students to a greater understanding of the role religion has played in the development of the United States. It is based on the fact that American history and religion intersect importantly at various points—the Puritan migration to New England, for example, abolition, or the Civil Rights Movement. Divining America illuminates these intersections, for to understand such events fully, students must acquire some appreciation of their religious dimensions.

 

Access: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/divam.htm

RESOURCE: Religion in the News

May 29th, 2009 by Roberto C. Delgadillo

 

The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life was established at Trinity College in 1996 to advance knowledge and understanding of the varied roles that religious movements, institutions, and ideas play in the contemporary world; to explore challenges posed by religious pluralism and tensions between religious and secular values; and to examine the influence of religion on politics, civic culture, family life, gender roles, and other issues in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Non-sectarian and non-partisan, the Center sponsors public lectures, organizes conferences and workshops, contributes to the liberal arts curriculum, and supports the publication and dissemination of materials for both academic and general audiences. Its initiatives are designed to foster discussion of religion in public life both within the campus community and among various external publics.

The Center publishes Religion in the News, a thrice-yearly magazine that covers media reporting of religion.

 

Access: http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/AcademicResources/values/greenbergcenter/default.htm