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[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"489","attributes":{"alt":"Religion Census cover image","class":"media-image","height":"306","style":"width: 120px; height: 147px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 5px 10px;","title":"Religion Census cover image","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"250"}}]]2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study by Clifford Grammich, Richard Taylor, et al. (eds.)

We promoted this book a couple weeks ago when it was released, and now we have a copy of our own. It has been added to our catalog and is ready to be borrowed.

The Religious Congregations Membership Study 2012 (RCMS) is a county-by-county enumeration of religious bodies in the US. ... Each participating religious body supplies the number of churches, full members, adherents, and attendees for each county. This study will give a picture of county-level religious affiliation nationwide. The longevity of the study helps to identify trends and track religious change.


[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"490","attributes":{"alt":"\"Embattled Ecumenism\" cover image","class":"media-image","height":"210","style":"width: 120px; height: 180px; float: right; margin: 0px 0px 5px 10px;","title":"\"Embattled Ecumenism\" cover image","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"140"}}]]Embattled Ecumenism: The National Council of Churches, the Vietnam War, and the Trials of the Protestant Left by Jill K. Gill

The Vietnam War and its polarizing era challenged, splintered, and changed The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. (NCC), which was motivated by its ecumenical Christian vision to oppose that war and unify people. The NCC's efforts on the war exposed its strengths and imploded its weaknesses in ways instructive for religious institutions that bring their faith into politics.

Embattled Ecumenism explores the ecumenical vision, anti-Vietnam War efforts, and legacy of the NCC. Gill's monumental study serves as a window into the mainline Protestant manner of engaging political issues at a unique time of national crisis and religious transformation. In vibrant prose, Gill illuminates an ecumenical institution, vision, and movement that has been largely misrepresented by the religious right, dismissed by the secular left, misunderstood by laity, and ignored by scholars outside of ecumenical circles.