Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Liberal Denominations Face Crisis as Rabbis Rebel, Numbers Shrink

The weakening of denominational organizations is not unique to liberal Jews, according to Mark Chaves, a professor of sociology, religion and divinity at Duke University who studies congregational life in America.

“What is unambiguously a trend is lower amounts of money being given by churches to denominational offices, and that is causing financial turmoil at the denominational level,” Chaves said. “Protestant churches are asking themselves… ‘What do we get from the denomination?’”

Read more: http://www.forward.com/articles/135323/#ixzz1E2wh4oj0

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