Jump to Navigation

Research > Leadership Research

Can Religion Unite America?

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of Religion also feels religion can unite us. Gushee, like the thousands of progressive, largely Christian religious leaders and thinkers who gathered in Denver, continues to believe not only that religion can bring us together, but also that its potential to heal has never been more needed.

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries in Europe, to cite just one recent survey.

The Core of the American Self-image and the Reality

The Core of the American Self-image and the Reality

Where do we go when we realize we aren’t who we want to be? This question stayed with me after listening to this week’s show, featuring journalist Anand Giridharadas. His work examines America’s relationship to wealth and the moral compromises that come from our obsession with it. Especially when it comes to ideas of equality, Giridharadas says, “there’s a chasm between the core of the American self-image and the reality of who we are.”

World’s Largest Children’s Museum Celebrates Unique Global Partnership

World’s Largest Children’s Museum Celebrates Unique Global Partnership

Rare antiquities from Greece including mythological gods and goddesses, a replica of the Antikythera mechanism and fine art will be part of a new exhibit at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis opening June 15, 2019 called Treasures of Ancient Greece. A separate exhibit called Take Me There: Greece will focus on the people, culture, environment, homes and market.

Sacred Roots Thriving in Ministry (SRTM) Project Gets Lilly Funding

Sacred Roots Thriving in Ministry (SRTM) Project Gets Lilly Funding

Rev. Hank Voss Jr., assistant professor of Biblical studies, was recently awarded a five-year, nearly one million dollar grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., only the second of its kind to be awarded to a faculty member at Taylor.

$500,000 Matching Grant from Lilly Endowment

$500,000 Matching Grant from Lilly Endowment

Jon Creek, Vice President, spoke about historic changes in our community and the challenges we face going forward. He invited anyone who wants to be a part of our initiatives in any way to contact Lisa Weeks, Jon Creek, or Dave Bowman.

    Jon spoke about the importance of a $500,000 matching grant from Lilly Endowment in providing significant support for several key community projects and spurring the Foundation to initiate additional matching grant programs of their own.

Auburn Lives of Commitment

Auburn Lives of Commitment

Dates & Time: 
May 01, 2019

Join us as we honor the bold and resilient women leaders dedicating their lives to advance justice in our time.

For more information email [email protected] or call 212.870.3159.

Auburn Lives of Commitment
Celebrating Women of Faith and Moral Courage
Benefit Breakfast & Awards 2019
May 1, 2019
7:00 AM Registration
7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Auburn Conversation with Honorees

[More information and tickets]

Location: 

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. 

Pages

News

News

Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

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...

Calendar

Tue, Jan 1, 2019 - 09:00 am
Wed, Jan 1, 2020 - 09:00 am
My Resolution: Discipline in Prayer

Popular Tools

Enter a zip code or city and state [e.g. Seattle, WA]:

 

Widget provided by:

Search