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Insights Into Religion is a nondenominational nonprofit website that compiles some of the best information, tips, research, ideas and inspiration for pastors and church leaders, religious and spiritual seekers, students, administrators, and anyone wishing to learn more about religion and spirituality and how faith affects the world. Whether you're looking for a quick sermon idea, spiritual support in times of doubt, information about people of other faiths, or practical tips on using the Internet to further your mission, our affiliates — organizations and websites funded by the Lilly Endowment's Religion Division — have the information you're seeking.

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A look at American mosques

"The American Mosque 2011," a study written by Dr. Ihsan Bagby, explores the basic characteristics of the American mosque and attitudes of mosque leaders. The study was sponsored by The... read more >

Deadline to apply for Project grants

Deadline to apply for Project grants

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Oct 01, 2017

The Louisville Institute offers project grants in support of research, reflection, and writing by academics and pastors that can contribute to the life of the churches in North America. This grant program is designed to support projects that can contribute to our enhanced understanding of important issues concerning Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions. Application deadline is October 1 and grants are for up to $25,000.

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Expert Advice on Being an Effective Board Chair

Knowledge of and experience in governing, an effective professional relationship with the school’s president, and the ability to practice oversight in governance are key skills of an effective board chair,... read more >

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A Study of the American South

Recognizing that Southerners tend to slip through the cracks in statewide and national surveys, the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science and the Center for the Study of the... read more >

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Women in politics in non-Arab Muslim-Majority countries

In a study of 330 separate political parties in Asia, Europe and Africa, researchers gathered information to assess how the characteristics of the political parties influence women’s chances of assuming... read more >

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Women in political leadership in Arab countries

In a study of 330 separate political parties in Asia, Europe and Africa, researchers gathered information to assess how the characteristics of the political parties influence women’s chances of assuming... read more >

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How do women fare in European and Israeli politics?

In a study of 330 separate political parties in Asia, Europe and Africa, researchers gathered information to assess how the characteristics of the political parties influence women’s chances of assuming... read more >

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A look inside Trinitarian Christian churches of England

The fourth English Church Census is available from the Association of Religion Data Archives, which exists to catalog and provide public access to data sets from high-quality research. The survey... read more >

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Religion Around the World Studied by International Programme

The International Social Survey Programme is an ongoing cross-national collaboration that surveys areas of interest in the social sciences. One set of data of particular interest to religion researchers is... read more >

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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...

Lilly to Fund Storytelling Project

IHS will award a grant of $26,644 to Storytelling Arts, which is celebrating 30 years of infusing the art and use of...

Lilly Foundation Helps Fund Carnegie Center Renovations

The former Carnegie Library at 301 North Van Rensselaer Street in Rensselaer had a cornerstone dedication on July 13,...

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