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Monday, March 25, 2024

Logging On for LGBTQ Liturgy: Sunshine Cathedral’s Digital Devotion 

by Colleen Hill | Hartford Institute for Religion Research Bloomfield Congregational Church, CT Photo by Colleen Hill Amid the upheaval of COVID-19, religious congregations turned to cutting-edge technologies like multi-platform live streaming and virtual communities to transcend barriers,

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Monday, March 25, 2024

Challenges are Great Opportunities: Study Explores Clergy Health & Wellness Amid Post-Pandemic Realities 

The Hartford Institute for Religion Research has released a study finding high levels of discontentment among Christian clergy in the U.S.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Rural Canadian Churches Connect Through Innovative Tech-Powered Network

Challenges faced by rural congregations everywhere can be particularly extreme in Canada, where isolation takes on a robust meaning in one of the world’s most sparsely populated countries.

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Monday, March 18, 2024

VIDEO: From Surviving to Thriving; Research-Based Insights for Congregational Flourishing

In this webinar hosted by Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations, learn about the implications of our 2023 clergy wellness study and what impacts the well-being of religious leaders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOf--ZNAIl4 This webinar is part of an ongoing webinar series. Each

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Clergy Commentary

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Burned out, exhausted, leaving: A new survey finds clergy are not OK

(RNS) — In January, the Hartford Institute for Religion Research released a foundational report about the health of America’s churches and the leaders that serve them in the post-COVID-19 moment. The survey’s title, “I’m Exhausted All the Time,” will resonate with anyone who, like me, is

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Webinar Series: From Surviving to Thriving- Research-based Insights for Congregational Flourishing

Missing our webinar series already? Join Hartford Institute researchers online on March 7th at 12:15 pm EST to discuss the latest clergy health research. We'll explore the implications of our 2023 clergy wellness study and what impacts the well-being of religious leaders - register now through the

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Monday, February 5, 2024

VIDEO: Technological Innovation

In this webinar hosted by Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations, learn about how hybrid worship is here to stay, and how else technological changes of the past few years are reshaping congregational life. https://youtu.be/YsryY7X0PPM This webinar is part of an ongoing webinar seri

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Press Release

Friday, February 2, 2024

Pandemic Propels Congregations into Digital Age, New Study Shows 

The Hartford Institute for Religion Research released findings Feb. 2 from its multi-year study Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations showing how churches and other faith communities have adapted their use of technology since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

VIDEO: Latino, Black & Multiracial Dynamics

In this webinar hosted by Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations, learn about the distinctive patterns and dynamics of Black, Latino, and Multiracial churches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIw6W90oQFA&t=4s This webinar is part of an ongoing webinar series. Each week the insti

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