The Episcopal Church and the Church Pension Group (CPG) are collaborating in a historical research project known as the Episcopal US Congregational Life Survey. Congregations were selected at random, and include communities of various sizes in rural, suburban and city locations. Each congregation’s response will provide an opportunity to better understand its participants; its strengths and the factors that make it unique; the areas where change is needed; and its options for the future. In addition, organizers say the survey will help create an accurate national portrait of those who attend Episcopal churches and missions. The results of the survey should be available fall 2006. (Episcopal News Service)