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Charity watchdogs: Follow the dollars

Before making a donation, research the relief agency.

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Agencies of all creeds come together in times of tragedy

Agencies of all creeds come together in times of tragedy Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Relief organizations work around theological differences to help Haiti. When it comes to disaster relief, go-it-alone denominationalism is giving away to cooperation.

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Leadership magazine provides tools for clergy

Pastors are turning to the Web for ideas, networking and education. A new resource from Duke Divinity School is helping fuel this effort.

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What Makes a Social Service Program Faith-Based

Congregations, Communities and Leadership Development Project directors, Ronald J. Sider and Heidi Rolland Unruh, have developed criteria to distinguish between full-fledged faith-based social service programs/projects and groups that receive limited... read more >

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What Faith-Based Programs Mean to Providers

Church-based social service programs often look like secular programs, but they may be shaped by significant differences in what the effort means to staff and volunteers. For some providers, religious... read more >

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Five Ways to Incorporate Religion in Social Service Ministry

Research on how churches engage in faith-based social service ministry has uncovered five ways religious groups inject a spiritual dimension in their community work. The Congregations, Communities and Leadership Development... read more >

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Putting the Faith in Faith-Based Social Service

In social service programs, faith communities convey a religious character or message in two basic ways - environmental and active. Environmental elements are passive, institutional indicators of the religious nature... read more >

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How Churches Reach Out to their Communities

Research indicates there are five basic ways churches integrate sharing of faith and meeting social needs. Some congregations focus all of their efforts on meeting needs; some run parallel but... read more >

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Congregations, Communities and Leadership Development

Case studies of 15 socially active Protestant congregations in the greater Philadelphia area yielded information on 2,044 church members who were involved in 172 local outreach ministries. This report presents... read more >

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Church Women and Civic Involvement

There is a significant correlation between religious involvement and civic engagement. This set of regression analysis tables demonstrates a modest congregational effect on individual civic engagement. Membership in a mainline... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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