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$500,000 Matching Grant from Lilly Endowment

$500,000 Matching Grant from Lilly Endowment

Jon Creek, Vice President, spoke about historic changes in our community and the challenges we face going forward. He invited anyone who wants to be a part of our initiatives in any way to contact Lisa Weeks, Jon Creek, or Dave Bowman.

    Jon spoke about the importance of a $500,000 matching grant from Lilly Endowment in providing significant support for several key community projects and spurring the Foundation to initiate additional matching grant programs of their own.

Auburn Lives of Commitment

Auburn Lives of Commitment

Dates & Time: 
May 01, 2019

Join us as we honor the bold and resilient women leaders dedicating their lives to advance justice in our time.

For more information email [email protected] or call 212.870.3159.

Auburn Lives of Commitment
Celebrating Women of Faith and Moral Courage
Benefit Breakfast & Awards 2019
May 1, 2019
7:00 AM Registration
7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Auburn Conversation with Honorees

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Chaplaincy Growing When Institutional Religious Affiliation Declines

Chaplaincy Growing When Institutional Religious Affiliation Declines

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for example, recently installed a new chaplain. Various police departments are adding additional chaplains, as are horse racing tracks. At the same time, chaplaincy positions continue to exist in the U.S. House and Senate.

Given the growing numbers of Americans who describe themselves as atheistic, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” this can appear puzzling.

Why is chaplaincy growing when institutional religious affiliation is on the decline? [Read more].

Talking About Racisim in Churchs

Talking About Racisim in Churchs

Christians engaged in anti-racism work risk becoming bitter toward the church. In my speaking and travels, people often ask me, “How do you talk about racism without becoming bitter?”

Or they ask a similar question from a different angle: “How do you maintain hope in the midst of so much evil?”

There’s no easy answer. [Read more from Religion News Service].

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) of Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to announce and to recognize the Rev. Dr. Harry Eugene Simmons (M.A. ’84) as the 2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Samuel De Witt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University (STVU) in Richmond. Since 1991, Simmons is employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center as Staff Chaplain. 

$1 Million Grant Helps Rural Clergy to Thrive and Flourish

$1 Million Grant Helps Rural Clergy to Thrive and Flourish

Campbell University has received a grant of $995,627 to help establish the Fellowship for Clergy in Rural and Underserved Areas.

It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry.  

Kwanzaa Celebrations

Kwanzaa Celebrations

Dates & Time: 
Nov 26, 2018 to Jan 01, 2019
Dec 26, 2019 to Jan 01, 2020

Faith & Leadership Resources

   Observing the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa has helped Ali Holness understand her uniqueness as a person of African descent and her value as a child of God striving to create unity among God’s people. [Read more}.

Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Episcopal Church

Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church has an important partner as it responds to shifts in the religious landscape. In 2018, the Lilly Endowment Inc., a private philanthropic foundation based in Indianapolis, awarded nearly $4.5 million in grants to launch or strengthen programs that help pastoral leaders thrive in their ministry with congregations. And these grants are only the latest in a long history of support from the religion division of the foundation, whose mission is to deepen and enrich the religious lives of American Christians.

Science and Religion - Wars and Myths

Science and Religion - Wars and Myths


Nancey Murphy, senior professor of Christian philosophy, explains why faith and science are not mutually exclusive concepts ... [Listen now].

Voices From Across Fuller Community Consider Race and Theology

Voices From Across Fuller Community Consider Race and Theology

The Black Public Theology Symposium was held at Fuller in October 2018. The symposium sought to bring the Black academy and the Black church into dialogue and explore ways to distill Black theology and make it accessible to the Black church and community. Watch reflections from this rich lecture series.

 

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