Global Anglicanism at a Crossroads
Leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion, gathered this week at their decennial Lambeth Conference, will deliberate the future of a church experiencing deep internal conflicts.
American Evangelicalism: New Leaders, New Faces, New Issues
Scholar Michael Lindsay argues that the deep divisions in the movement are not between the political left and right, or the young and old, but between “cosmopolitan” and “populist” evangelicals.
America’s Catholics Occupy a Unique Place in the World of Religion
U.S. Catholics occupy something of a middle ground between their more religious fellow Catholics in the developing world, and the less devout of Europe.
A Portrait of American Catholics on the Eve of Pope Benedict’s Visit
When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the U.S. on April 15, he will be greeted by a flock that is undergoing rapid ethnic and demographic changes.
South Korea’s Coming Election Highlights Christian Community
The fact that the presidential frontrunner is a Protestant Church leader highlights the growing numbers, influence and religious intensity of South Korea’s Christians.
Global Schism: Is the Anglican Divide the First Stage in a Wider Christian Split?
At the Pew Forum’s biannual Faith Angle Conference in Key West, Prof. Philip Jenkins argued that the current fracture in the Episcopal church over attitudes toward homosexuality may be the first battle in a much larger war and that churches worldwide may face a North-South schism.
Pope to Visit ‘Pentecostalized’ Brazil
When Benedict XVI arrives in Sao Paolo, he will encounter a country where, a Pew survey finds, the rapid growth of pentecostal sects along with increasing secularism are threatening Catholicism’s historic dominance.
Nigeria’s Presidential Election: The Christian-Muslim Divide
The campaign leading up to the election is a reminder of the sharp Christian-Muslim divide in Africa’s most populous country.
A Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey examines one of the fastest-growing segments of global Christianity, Pentecostalism.
Moved by the Spirit
What does the global rise of Pentecostalism mean for U.S. foreign policy?