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Research your Church Online

The Hartford Institute for Religion Research offers an extensive list of Web-based resources to help you find information about a church and its denomination, its surrounding secular and religious neighbors,... read more >

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How Dialogue Transforms Conflict: Respectfully Disagreeing

For the Public Conversations Project, the American Public Media program On Being presents activists from two embattled sides who find their way to the same table following a public tragedy.... read more >

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Religion News

Read summaries of the week’s religion news, or search individual editions of Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly by date, faith, or topic. Find transcripts of  interviews, related articles in religion and... read more >

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Educator Resources: Teaching and Learning Ethics

Here are websites that focus on providing resources for teaching and learning ethics, moral character, and civic responsibility. Resource sites include: instructional guides for classroom curricula; articles, analyses, and news... read more >

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Websites that Focus on Teaching Religion and Ethics

Websites that focus on teaching ethics and moral development, as well as teaching about religion and general spirituality, have been collated and published on this Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly resource... read more >

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Creating Vital Churches

Vital churches need seminaries to prepare apostolic leaders for mission to a multicultural world; vital seminaries need congregations that practice the discernment of leadership gifts among members, according to David... read more >

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Break Through Your Membership Glass Ceiling

While growth is exciting, it can be difficult if it's done without proper planning. In a workshop sponsored by the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, an organization that assists Indianapolis congregations in... read more >

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The Place of Seminary Education in the Preparation of Black Clergy

An article by Adair Lummis on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research explores the changes in expectations and needs within the black American church, looks at seminary... read more >

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Understand Your Church Better by Observing It

This comprehensive online guide teaches pastors and lay leaders how to use social science observation techniques to understand church dynamics. The four guides help you explore theology, leadership, group structure,... read more >

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Writings about Church Growth and Decline

Church growth and decline research and reflections are the focus of this collection of scholarly articles, housed on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. This extensive resource... read more >

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Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in...

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up...

International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

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