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Special needs wheelchair accessibility Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

 

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Even lay people can, and should, ask tough questions about polls to see if their claims match their findings. And when it comes to poll data we should all be informed consumers.

Stress and loneliness can take a toll on pastoral leaders. For many, peer groups combat the isolation and provide important revitalization, new research shows.

Many church members might think the life of the pastor is spent preparing for that one-hour Sunday worship. A survey of Roman Catholic and Protestant pastors shows they do a lot more.

So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion Insights Into Religion Lilly Foundation

In 2004, after nearly three decades as a pastor, the Rev. John Terpstra found himself straining to find joy and meaning in what he did for a living. He was in his early-50s and wondered what would come next.

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Lilly Fellows Program Network Exchange Program grants are designed to allow Network member... More > This Faith Communities Today (FACT) study compares the responses of more than 14,000 pastors,... More >
"We are wired to be outside. In her new book, "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,... More > The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA... More >

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2018 National Congregations Study in Process

  Mark Chaves, Professor of Sociology, Religious Studies, and Divinity & Director, National Congregations...

Silence is Not An Option

"Hate has a history. And it extends into the present. Hate has a religious history. And that religious history also...

Baptist General Convention of Texas Receives $1 million in Grant Money From the Lilly Foundation

"The Baptist General Convention of Texas received a $1 million implementation grant from the Lilly Endowment to...

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