Jump to Navigation

Research > Leadership Research

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.

 

St. Vincent Celebrates 100 Years with Lilly Foundation Grant

St. Vincent Celebrates 100 Years with Lilly Foundation Grant

St. Vincent will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a series of public open houses throughout the month of November. A major renovation began to expand services to include infants/toddlers. The addition was partially funded with a $200,000 Lilly Foundation grant. {Read more}.

Progressive Christians

Progressive Christians

A huge online following reflects the growing fame of the Greenleaf pastor, the Rev. William Barber. A passionate preacher, anti-poverty activist, and civil rights leader, Barber has emerged as perhaps the most important figure in progressive U.S. Christianity, even while serving his small local congregation. This month, he was one of 25 Americans to be awarded a coveted MacArthur "Genius Grant," with a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000 over five years.

Pages

News

News

What Brings You Happiness?

At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

Calendar

Wed, May 1, 2019 - 09:00 am
Join us as we honor the bold and resilient women leaders dedicating their lives to advance justice in our time.

Popular Tools

Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

Widget provided by:

Search