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Parents’ Major Role in the Religious Lives of Young Adults

Children of parents who believe that religion is very important, and who display their commitment by attending services, are most likely to transmit religiosity to their children. As they mature,... read more >

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Formation of the Young: What the Experts are Saying

Researcher Karen Marie Yust spent hours reading some of the best and most detailed studies about children, youth and Christian formation that have emerged in the last decade or more.... read more >

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The "Calling Congregation" encourages promising future clergy

Until the 1960s, denominations often encouraged congregations to help identify promising future clergy from among their youth. With the abolition of national offices of vocation, the American Church turned away... read more >

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Building Hope Among African-American Youth

Through a three-week residential summer event designed by Dr. Anne Streaty Wimberly, African-American teenagers are immersed in a program designed to help them better connect with their Christian identities. Participants... read more >

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Voicing the Psalms: How to Hear God Talking, Live

The Psalms have the power to inspire and strengthen people in hardship and oppression, to celebrate joy, and to tune the human heart to God’s ways. In a conversation with... read more >

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Conflict and the Healing Power of Music

This article looks at the way the Presbyterian Church in Ireland is using music and worship to help bridge the divide between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland and heal... read more >

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Sociology of Religion Course Syllabi

This web page offers links to course syllabi from Sociology of Religion courses taught at major universities and seminaries. It is a rich resource of program organization and reading resources... read more >

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Worship Renewal Grants Program

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship's "Vital Worship" grant seeks to foster thoughtful and energetic work for worship that exhibits renewed creativity, theological integrity, and relevance in congregations, parishes, and... read more >

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Conversation with Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett,  the host of the On Being program, explains what it is like to be a professional listener to others' religious inspiration and insights in this interesting interview. She... read more >

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Gathering the Seekers

The underlying premises of this study guide are the beliefs that adult Christian education is an important part of congregational life and that small groups are the most effective way... read more >

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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...

$2 Miilion for Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has received a grant of $2 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s...

Answering A Call For Help

Anyone who belongs to a large, extended family network that includes people living in poverty knows about that phone...

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