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Resources for Creating a Place of Welcome

In January 2011, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations hosted a workshop by Dr. Gary McIntosh, professor of Christian ministry and leadership at the Talbot School of Theology and editor of... read more >

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Preaching and Teaching About Homosexuality in the African American Church

The African American Lectionary project provides a variety of resources to enhance ministry to the African American community. One is The Dialogue Corner, an opportunity for preachers and teachers to... read more >

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Morality and Gun Violence

So-called “straw purchasers” are people who legally buy guns with the intention of reselling them on the street to people who cannot legally purchase firearms.  An ecumenical clergy movement in... read more >

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Libya and the Moral Language of War

Contrary to the notion that U.S. military action must be predicated on American strategic interests, President Barack Obama has said that the United States’ only motive for intervening in the... read more >

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Remembrance and Healing for War Veterans

The idea of pilgrimage is common to many faith traditions and central to the human experience; we yearn for something more and to be on a journey with someone else,... read more >

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The Role of the Church in Domestic Violence

Faith communities have a unique opportunity to either help or hurt families suffering domestic violence. Hurt comes in the form of clergy siding with the abusive spouse, usually male, to... read more >

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The Local Battle Over Religious Rights to Land Use

The battle over building a mosque near the New York City site of the destroyed Twin Towers highlights a growing nationwide battle over the legal right of religious communities to... read more >

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Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

In the late summer of 2008, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life commissioned a telephone survey to... read more >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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