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Debbie Gin Joins ATS Staff

Debbie Gin Joins ATS Staff

Debbie Gin joined the staff of the Association of Theological Schools in August 2014 to engage new initiatives in research and work with faculty. These initiatives were endorsed by the ATS Board of Directors in December 2013 as strategic priorities that will help to govern the Association's work during the next few years. Read more about Gin and the ATS.

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Mental Health Care and Faith Healing in India

In India, mental illness is often believed to be the result of a curse, a demonic possession, or earned karma for misdeeds in a past life. In a nation with... read more >

Congregational Study Data Released

Congregational Study Data Released

The National Congregations Study has released data the organization says "fills a void in the sociological study of congregations by providing, for the first time, data that can be used to draw a nationally aggregate picture of congregations." Thanks to innovations in sampling techniques, the NCS data is the first nationally representative sample of American congregations. In 2006-07, a panel component was added to the NCS.

How the Church Can Save Us From Obesity

How the Church Can Save Us From Obesity

The video, "5 Things You Didn't Know About Childhood Obesity," provides stunning statistics about the millions of children in the United States who are shortening their lives by the foods they eat.

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Religious Adherence Influences Lifestyle and Experience

An economic interpretation of human behavior examines perceived benefits and costs of the decisions people make over their life cycle, including their choices about living together, marriage, divorce, family size... read more >

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The Jewish Example of Gender Equality

Gender equality has reached a level of integration in American Jewish families not witnessed in other places, according to recent research. Using data from the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Survey,... read more >

Our Affiliate Krista Tippett Receives Humanities Award

Our Affiliate Krista Tippett Receives Humanities Award

President Obama presented the 2013 National Humanities Medals to nine individuals and one organization recently for their outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary and historic preservation. Recipients include Krista Tippett, author and radio host of On Being, one of our affiliate organizations whose resources, events and offerings are regularly posted on this website.

Auburn Appoints VP of Applied Research

Auburn Appoints VP of Applied Research

Auburn Seminary announces the appointment of Christian Scharen to the position of vice president for applied research. Scharen, a researcher and author, has led research on religious life in America. His focus ranges from pastoral imagination and flourishing congregational life, to multifaith leadership, faith-rooted understandings of environmental justice and marriage equality. He also advocates for the power of good music to heal and repair the soul and the world.

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Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy introduces the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF), which is...

Lilly Endowment awards $10 million grant to ATS

The New Century Fund will establish an endow- ment and support ATS programma c ini a- ves designed to help...

On Being Studio launches new podcast

The On Being studios has launched a new podcast, "Being Wise." The show, hosted by Krista Tippett, is described as an "...

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