June 2022 Newsletter
Thank you for reading our newsletter and taking an interest in the ARDA. We are excited to continue our mission of bringing you free, high-quality data on religion.
Ahead of the Trend Articles:

Ahead of the Trend is a collaborative effort between the Religion News Service and the ARDA. Check out the newest articles
since our last newsletter:



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Anniversaries of Historical Events:

In May, there are many anniversaries of significant events in religious history. These include the Roger Williams Founds Providence, Rhode Island (1636), Sherbert v. Verner (1963), Abington School District v. Schempp (1963), Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971) and Jerry Falwell Helps Found the Moral Majority (1979).

In addition to reading about these single events, you can delve into substantially more religious history by viewing any of our nine interactive timelines. These include specific timelines dedicated to religious groups, women, race/ethnicity, and more.
Feature of the Month:

Community GIS Maps and Profile Reports

This tool assists church and community leaders in accessing free online information about their communities. Check it out here.
Additional Updates:
Information on the next U.S. Religion Census (formerly RCMS)

Wondering when the 2020 U.S. Religion Census data will be available? We're excited, too. The collecting body, ASARB, plans to release the data to us in the Fall of 2022. And don't worry - we'll promote it heavily once we have it! Stay tuned for more.
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Submitting Data to the ARDA:

Do you have a data source that you would like to store in our archive? The process is safe, easy, and convenient. We even have resources to reimburse you for your time. Get the process started by clicking on the link below. If you know of a data source that you'd like us to pursue, please let us know at support@thearda.com. Download the submission form here.
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