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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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Church Discipline, Excommunication and Mormonism

Almost every major religion practices some form of excommunication. In Catholicism, for example, excommunication is only invoked for grave transgressions and involves being banned from receiving the Sacraments; the excommunicant... read more >

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How The Swiss Practice Their Faith

This dataset of 3,780 cases from 1998, 2006 and 2008 comprises the first representative survey of religious congregations in Switzerland. A representative sample of approximately 1,000 Swiss congregations was developed,... read more >

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The Five Most Common Preaching Mistakes

As the world moves solidly into the technological age, consumers increasingly expect high “production value” in their consumed content. That expectation permeates all aspects of life, including the church, where... read more >

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Data From Religious Study Available

The U.S. Congregational Life Survey is the largest study of religion in the United States. The original survey, Wave I, was conducted in 2001, and included 300,000 worshipers in over... read more >

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Where Christianity was Born

The Jordan River is one of the most sacred places on earth, revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims. According to the Bible, Joshua led the Hebrews across it to enter... read more >

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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...

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