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Religious Organizations

These generally are religious-affiliated organizations or religious organizations that span several denominations or religions. See specific religion/denomination for churches, synagogues and other places of worship.

Pittsburgh Region

  • Allegheny Valley Association of Churches
    a 32 church member association that serves the community through a food bank, a hosptiality network and other services.
  • Camp Allegheny
    The Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church's place for reflection, retreat, renewal and support to children, youth and adults 80 miles east of Pittsburgh.
  • Center for Urban Biblical Ministry
    CUBM is a non-profit that offers workshops, classes and programs to urban ministries in the Pittsburgh and Beaver Valley areas. Not affiliated with any denomination, CUBM has a diverse student body of adults and also partners with Geneva College to offer an associate degree in Christian Ministry.
  • East End Cooperative Ministry
    East End Cooperative Ministry, Inc. (EECM) is an interfaith coalition of 49 congregations, parishes and institutions united to serve human needs by promoting recovery and self-help among the residents of Pittsburgh's East End.
  • Eckankar Center Of Western Pennsylvania
    Religion of the Light and Sound of God. The purpose of Eckankar is to make God an everyday reality in your life.
  • Free Gospel Bible Institute
    42 years educating and preparing men and women for Pentecostal ministry. A resident, faith school in Export, Pennsylvania, with no charge for room, board or tuition, offering a 3 year Ministry Major Diploma.
  • Jewish Family and Children's Services
    Offers vocational services, counseling and mental health services, services for the elderly, scholarships and loans...
  • Light of Life Ministries, Inc.
    A private non-profit Christian agency dedicated to serving homeless and needy people of Southwestern Pennsylvania by providing food, shelter and hope through a continuum of outreach and residential programs.
  • Lutheran University Center
    a small Lutheran church serving (mostly) students from any and all of the colleges and universities in Pittsburgh
  • North Side Christian Health Center
    dedicated to providing Christ-centered, quality whole-person health care services to the underserved community of the North Side.
  • Pittsburgh Experiment
    The Pittsburgh Experiment is a Christian inter-denominational ministry, which provides spiritual resources to business, professional and working people (including senior-management levels) and to area churches.
  • Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network
    PIIN is a faith-based, interfaith, multi-racial, and economically diverse organization that uses community organizing and issue advocacy to address the root causes of problems and bring about systemic change through changes in policies, legislation, etc. Its members are congregations from urban and suburban areas in Southwest Pennsylvania.
  • Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation
    A non-profit Christian organization which nurtures, collaborates, coordinates, mediates and networks with individuals, businesses and industry, government, schools, social service agencies, para-church ministries and churches to meet the personal, social, spiritual and physical needs of the Pittsburgh region and its people.
  • The Pittsburgh Project
    "The Pittsburgh Project is a neighborhood-based, Christian community development ministry that seeks to restore the city by developing the local community, rejuvenating its residents, developing leaders for its future, serving the poor, and building the kingdom of God." It offers outreach, education, and leadership development among urban young people and their families: free home repairs for in-need city residents: summer short-term mission projects for high school students.
  • PRISM: Pittsburgh Regional International Student Ministries
    Offers programs for international visitors that introduce them to Americans and American culture.
  • Thomas Merton Center
    An organization of diverse faiths and philosophies that works towards a more peaceful and just society by instilling values and raising moral questions involved in the issues of war, poverty, racism, and oppression.
  • United Campus Ministry of Pittsburgh
    United Campus Ministry is the official denominational representative of seven national churches: American Baptist; Christian Church (Disciples); Church of the Brethren; Episcopal; Presbyterian (USA); United Church of Christ; and United Methodist on the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
  • Wilkinsburg Community Ministry
    A social service organization which consists mainly of Wilkinsburg churches that serve low income families in the borough of Wilkinsburg.

United States - Directories

  • The Pluralism Project
    The Pluralism Project at Harvard University maintains an extensive directory of nearly 3,500 nonchristian and nonjewish religious centers in the United States. To find centers in Pittsburgh, select first by State (PA), and then sort by city.

United States - Organizations

  • American Bible Society
    The purpose of the American Bible Society is to provide the Holy Scriptures to every man, woman and child in a language and form each can readily understand, and at a price each can easily afford.
  • Association of Theological Schools
    The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 260 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer.
  • Inter-Religious Federation For World Peace
    founded by Reverend Sun Myung Moon in 1991, is a global organization which works for peace by bringing together leaders, believers and scholars from the world's religions in an effective program of activites and publications.
  • National Council of the Churches USA
    Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States.
  • Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
    The Pew Forum conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. It also provides a neutral venue for discussions of timely issues through roundtables and briefings.