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Online book clubs at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library offer motivation, discussion opportunities.

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Bringing Communities Together in a Challenging World Hands Together Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

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A Screen In The Sanctuary? What Is A Realistic Approach To Social Media And Technology?  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Word Cloud

If it seems like everyone is on social media and using technology, it’s because they are. Last year 78 percent of Americans reportedly had at least one social media profile. Yet many churches are still struggling to adapt to society’s evolving digital landscape.

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Changes Today: Celebrating 500 Years of Protestant Reformation Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Organ Museum www.AbodeofChaos.org)

"The 500 year milestone brings up questions, "Why is mainline Protestant Christianity on the wane? What are Catholic-Protestant relations like today? Is there still such a thing as the “Protestant work ethic”? How do contemporary Protestants understand Luther’s record of misogyny and public anti-Semitism? And what of the Counter-Reformation, the Catholic reaction to Luther’s critiques? How are the changes that it brought felt in contemporary Catholicism?" [Read more from Religion Link a site for Journalists and Researchers]. 

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Daryl Davis, A Black Man Has Collected More Than 200 Klansmen Robes

Daryl Davis is a blues musician, but he also has what some might call an interesting hobby. For the past 30 years,...

A Four points Guide on World’s Response to Refugees - Pope Francis

“Our shared response may be articulated by four verbs: to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate."  In...

Lilly Grant to Help Grow Sacred Music at Notre Dame

A $1.6 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. will support a University of Notre Dame program it...

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