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Church Giving

Depressing Stats For Church Giving, As In, Depression-Era Lows

Religion News Service | Katherine Burgess | Posted 10.25.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Collection plates are growing even lighter as Protestant church member giving reached new lows in 2011, and tithing probably will not...

Church Giving Has Bounced Back, According To Report

Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion

By Annalisa Musarra Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The recession and a sluggish recovery have made for a lighter collection plate in recen...

Best Story Ever on Leading With Trust

Dan Mulhern | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Dan Mulhern

We go to church and Fr. Mark says that he has been to Kenya and he wants us to help. So you think he's going to collect, right? Instead, he's gonna distribute money to us.

Report Says Tithing And Church Spending Hit Record Lows

Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service (RNS) Tithing to U.S. Protestant churches as a percentage of income is at its lowest level in at least 41 years...

The Groupon Dilemma For Churches: Attracting Members Without Encouraging Cheapskates

David Briggs | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

People were eager to take the free meals or special offers, but not so willing to keep coming back at prices businesses must charge to turn a profit. Churches, mosques and temples can empathize.

'State Of The Plate' Report: Donations At U.S. Churches Rise In 2010

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Donations at U.S. churches rose 7 percent to 43 percent last year, the third annual "State of the Plate" survey found on Wednesday. Donat...

Church Givers Also Give To Charities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Houses of worship and other charities often aren't in competition for dollars but instead tend to reap...

A Season for Mischief And Conspiracy: A New Take On Christmas Charity

Shane Claiborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

There is something beautiful about giving, generosity and the contagious cheer that fills the world (not just the malls) during Christmas. We just need fresh imagination with how we celebrate amid the frenzy and clutter.

Are Religious Groups Hiding Behind The Tax Code?

Religion News Service | By Tom Ehrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tom Ehrich Religion News Service (RNS) There are moves afoot to unleash clergy as political commentators. The aim is to let clergy use their pu...