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Context, Culture and Clergy Satisfaction

The authors of this study posit two types of church communities: expressive local, and instrumental cosmopolitan. Expressive local congregations are defined as places where the well-being that comes from living... read more >


Staying Positive After Disaster: Haiti's Bishop Jean Zache Duracin

Staying Positive After Disaster Haiti's Bishop Jean Zache Duracin Lilly Foundation Insights Into Religion News Storm Hurricane Earthquake

Just days after the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Bishop Jean Zache Duracin, of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, shared his experience and the silver linings that have come from the tragedy.


Charity watchdogs: Follow the dollars

Before making a donation, research the relief agency.


Agencies Of All Creeds Come Together In Times Of Tragedy

Agencies Of All Creeds Come Together In Times Of Tragedy Team Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Group of People Diversity

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


Leadership magazine provides tools for clergy

Leadership Magazine Provides Tools For Clergy Faith & Leadersship Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

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


From Accessibility to Inclusion

From Accessibility to Inclusion Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Funding Grants

Congregations have made great strides in making houses of worship more accessible to people with disabilities. Now they must move toward including them as equal members in the life of the church.


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >





Explorer of the Universe, Stephen Hawkings Dies

  "Unlike me, Prof. Hawking did his best to stare into the far reaches of the universe. If anyone could have...

Philanthropy That Thinks Deeply About Rural Community

Based in Indianapolis, the Lilly Endowment is perhaps best known for its grants to strengthen pastoral leaders and...

Grappling with Questions of Belonging, Unity, and Faith

Years ago, against the advice of colleagues, Amanda Parrish Morgan taught Marilynne Robinson's debut novel,...

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