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Congregations And Social Service African American Miniter Woman Man Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News GettyImages

Whatever one’s perspective on the federal government's faith-based initiative, one thing is clear: Religious congregations do make a difference in people’s lives.

U.S. Congregations Report Major Gains In Accepting Gays And Lesbians, Racial, Ethnic Diversity  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

America’s pews are becoming dramatically more welcoming to gays and lesbians and increasingly reflective of the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity, according to the latest results from a major study of U.S. congregations.

The Changing Nature of Worship Lilly foundation Insights into Religion U.S. Congregational Life Survey

A church in Illinois streams video of a sermon from the home church miles away and displays it on a large screen.  A church in California offers half a dozen “video cafes,” each featuring different types of worship music to correspond to the different tastes of its participants. These are just a few of the changes taking place as U.S. congregations grapple with new technologies and contemporary idioms in worship.

Distinct Identity Helps Churches Remain Vibrant Church Steeples Cathedral Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Mainline Protestants scored lower than other Christian groups when it comes to distinctiveness.

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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