Paul Marshall Lecture at #Baylor Sept. 19 | "Blasphemy and Other Threats to Freedom of Religion and Speech" https://t.co/8wHFGeeqDF
Incorporating Religion into the U.S. History Survey https://t.co/iu3cHdi0b4 @AndreaLTurpin @USReligionBlog
ISR Interview: A Godly Sociology of Religion - Rodney Stark https://t.co/BCTWPqQB5J
How To Survive Graduate School https://t.co/YIQK9gjt47 Thomas Kidd @TGC
Becoming a More Sensible Evidentialist about Jesus - Stephen Wykstra lecture Aug. 22 https://t.co/Ofq9GfxUwK
Rescuing Syriac Manuscripts in Iraq - The ASOR Blog https://t.co/wHcMzptt7d
The Fence: Mainline Protestants and Immigration Sixty Years Ago https://t.co/QlBENynzYv @USReligionBlog @nickphistory
Crucible of Faith https://t.co/nk532jB1L6 Philip Jenkins on his new book @anxious_bench @BasicBooks
Paul Froese on Meaning and Purpose - ISR ReligionWatch https://t.co/HywQz3LQcg
Baylor Launches Center for Christian Philosophy | @Baylor University https://t.co/aRXOb93cuT via @baylorumedia

ISR Special Research Report

 ISR_Amachi_FINAL-coverMentoring Children of Prisoners: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study of Amachi Texas   Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion Special Report
The Amachi story provides compelling evidence that churches and faith-motivated volunteers can partner with secular organizations like BBBS and P/PV to achieve scale in addressing one of the most pressing problems of our time. Launched in 2000, and in less than a decade, Amachi has been the driving force behind a national movement to mentor a previously overlooked population — children of prisoners. 2014 by Byron R. Johnson
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Baylor Survey Wave 1 2005 (Released 2006)American Piety in the 21st Century: New Insights to the Depth and Complexity of Religion in the US
With funding from the Templeton Foundation, The Baylor Religion Survey is the most extensive and sensitive study of religion ever conducted, linking up with the pioneering surveys conducted by Rodney Stark and Charles Y. Glock in the 1960s. With the Baylor Religion Survey, we were able to dig deeper into American religious attitudes, behaviors and beliefs than previously possible.
Preliminary findings related to the measurement of religion, the nature of religious belief, the relationship between religion and moral and political attitudes, and religious spending habits were released in Wave 1 at the National Press Club on September 11, 2006, in this research report.
Not By Faith or Government Alone: Rethinking the Role of Faith-Based Organizations

in addressing various social ills,including homelessness, crime, addiction, disaster relief, prisoner reentry, and even HIV/AIDS in Africa.Short essays on the Faith-Based and Community Initiative. “I really appreciate the efforts of Byron Johnson and Rodney Stark in making ISR the most interesting sphere for thought on these topics in the country.”
Karl Zinsmeister
, Former Director of Domestic Policy Council
The White House