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Liberal congregations more politically active, study reveals

Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) — White evangelicals who comprise President Trump’s base have attracted attention for their political clout, but a new study of 1,262 congregations across the United States shows liberal/progressive congregations—particularly Black churches—have become substantially more engaged in political activity compared to their conservative counterparts. “Overall, it seems that, since […]

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Link noted between daily spiritual experiences and well-being

WACO—Using smartphone check-ins twice a day for two weeks, Baylor University and Harvard University researchers have found a link between individuals’ daily spiritual experiences and overall well-being. While other studies have found such a connection between spirituality and positive emotions, the new study is significant because frequent texting made it easier to capture respondents’ moment-to-moment […]