The Church in the UK is making a difference locally and globally by feeding the hungry and housing the homeless. But are their communities taking notice? How are local churches and the UK Church at large perceived by non-churchgoers? In a new report, Barna partnered with World Vision UK to answer these and other questions.
In 1993, Barna partnered with Lutheran Hour Ministries to understand why people did and did not engage in intentional outreach. We asked follow-up questions 25 years later to see if faith-sharing is labored in a more digital, secular and contested culture—and found that spiritual conversations are increasingly rare.
In recent decades, there has been a widely acknowledged trend of a decline in global poverty—1.1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990. This excerpt from Barna’s new report, produced in partnership with Compassion International, also points to the power of optimism and empathy in facilitating justice for the poor.
Talk about “self-care” has entered the mainstream as many seek out ways to unplug or pursue personal health through nature, journaling, solitude and more. To see how spiritual Americans are being mindful of their well-being, Barna asked them to identify their regular self-care practices.
Matthew 28 is the most well-known biblical record of what is commonly referred to as “the Great Commission.” But a new Barna report reveals that a surprising proportion of churchgoing Christians lack familiarity with Jesus’ famous command to “go and make disciples of all nations.”
Where do main denominations congregate? This infographic lists the top locations of Catholic, mainline and non-mainline churches.
Majorities of practicing Christians pray for Trump, regardless of political affiliation/denomination.… https://t.co/GcFLcIOQdk
28% of today’s Christians assume non-Christians have no interest in hearing about Jesus—up from 5% in 1993.… https://t.co/O2dkxsAl8Y