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The Religion and State (RAS) project

The Religion and State (RAS) project

The Religion and State (RAS) project is a university-based project located at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. The general goal is to provide detailed codings on several aspects of separation of religion and state for 183 states on a yearly basis between 1990 and 2014. This constitutes all countries with populations of 250,000 or more, as well as a sampling of countries with lower populations.

The 2018 LFP National Conference: Robust and Receptive Ecumenism

The 2018 LFP National Conference: Robust and Receptive Ecumenism

Dates & Time: 
Oct 12, 2018


The 28th Annual LFP National Conference, Robust and Receptive Ecumenism, will take place October 12 through 14, 2018, at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

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Lilly Faculty Fellows Program

Lilly Faculty Fellows Program

Dates & Time: 
Nov 15, 2018 to Jun 05, 2019


We are happy to introduce a new initiative, the Lilly Faculty Fellows Program. For more information, click here.

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Applications for the Lilly Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Valparaiso University

Applications for the Lilly Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Valparaiso University

Dates & Time: 
Sep 11, 2018 to Jan 09, 2019

To Apply for the Lilly Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Valparaiso University, Click Here. Applications are due January 9, 2019, submitted through Interfolio.  

Open Date Sep 11, 2018 Deadline Jan 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

 

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Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Lilly Counseling Initiative

Lilly Counseling Initiative

The superintendents and counselors of all four White County school districts are headed into year two of the Eli Lilly Counseling Initiative.

It’s one of 14 grants given to counties intending to address the mental health and the emotional development of children and families at Twin Lakes, Frontier, North White and Tri-County school districts. [Read more].

Poetry From The On Being Gathering

Poetry From The On Being Gathering

Poetry from the On Being Gathering by Marilyn Nelson. This year, we were thrilled to host our very first On Being Gathering. We greeted each day with verse from some of our most beloved poets — and now we’d like to share these delightful moments with all of you. Here is how Marilyn Nelson opened our Sunday morning. [Listen now at On Being].

Being a Bridge Person

Being a Bridge Person

“If there isn’t the crack in the middle where there are some people on both sides who absolutely refuse to see the other as evil, this is going to continue.” Frances Kissling is a “bridge person” in the abortion debate: a long-time pro-choice activist who has sought to come into relationship with her political opposites. She has experienced something more powerful, as she tells it, than defining common ground — and this has lessons for other issues in our common life and our struggles with people with whom we disagree the most.

Building A Longer Table: Embracing the Disability Community

Building A Longer Table: Embracing the Disability Community

Dates & Time: 
Oct 15, 2018

The history of the faith community’s interaction with the disability community has been an ambiguous one. The church has often supported social structure and attitudes that isolate and treat people with disabilities with paternalism, often without realizing it.

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Hartford Seminary 77 Sherman St, Hartford, CT 06105

Franklin College Master's Program Gift

Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. The gift will help launch the master's program in January. 

Leonard Bissonnette, a 1962 alumnus of Franklin, says the school offered him an educational foundation to build a successful career. “Terry and I are very impressed with Dr. Meehan and the Physician Assistant Studies program he is building.  We are honored to support this program and its impact on students and the college.”

Two New Decisions on Religion by the Supreme Court

Two New Decisions on Religion by the Supreme Court

" Two imminent decisions will tell us a lot about how the current court thinks about religion - specifically, how it defines religious discrimination and who it thinks needs the court's protection," writes Linda Greenhouse in Forbes: Religious organizations rally to preserve favorable tax treatment of clergy housing allowances. [Read More].

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Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

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Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

The Old Testament has its roots in two great disruptions: the collapse of the Late Bronze Age geopolitical system and...

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

 A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal...

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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