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Dilemma Over Confederate Monuments

Dilemma Over Confederate Monuments

Referring to Confederate Monuments and the Power of Absence, Menachem Weckerart said, "objects are rarely simple, and once they’ve taken hold, their absence too can retain power and a symbolic kind of presence.

Lutheran Growth, a Hundred Years of Data

Lutheran Growth, a Hundred Years of Data

The U.S. Religion Census has been conducted six times by non-government coalitions since 1952, the last three by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). But between 1890 and 1936, five such counts were conducted by the U.S. census bureau. The 1916 edition is now available on our Lists & Rankings page.

Theology, Race, and the Practice of Christian Ministry Seminar

Theology, Race, and the Practice of Christian Ministry Seminar

Dates & Time: 
Jul 09, 2018
Theology, Race, and the Practice of Christian Ministry Seminar: Race is a reality that profoundly affects congregational life throughout the United States, and there is a growing desire among Christian leaders to develop a better understanding of this complex topic.
 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018
 
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
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Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
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2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program Details Now Available

2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program Details Now Available

In the 2018 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program and the 2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations, eligible congregations will be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to support a renewal program for their pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used for congregational expenses associated with the renewal program. Activities funded by a grant in the 2018 programs may begin anytime in 2019.
 

International African American Museum receives $1 million by Nick Krueger

International African American Museum receives $1 million by Nick Krueger

 
The International African American History Museum scheduled to break ground in early 2018 has received another pledge Monday that reaches into the millions of dollars. 
 

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Move to Hawaii, Become Less Racist

It is harder to hold onto racial prejudices -- either subtle or overt -- when your social circle features people of various ethnicities. A new study, reported in Pacific Standard... read more >

$1.6 million grant for Sacred Music at Notre Dame

$1.6 million grant for Sacred Music at Notre Dame

This is the program’s second grant from the Lilly Endowment, a private, philanthropic foundation that supports the causes of religion, education, and community development. The first, a $1.9 million grant in 2012, helped launch SMND. Since then, graduate students in the Master of Sacred Music and Doctor of Musical Arts programs working through SMND have expanded outreach efforts to churches across northern Indiana, including through the Notre Dame Children’s Choir.

TED Talks in United Methodist Life

TED Talks in United Methodist Life

TED Talks — the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design — have found their way into United Methodist life. The talks influence preachers and are shown in a variety of church settings to spark discussion.
 
The talks are video-recorded in front of live audiences and shared worldwide through the Internet. They’re typically brief (about 18 minutes), anecdotal and focused on a single idea about which the speaker feels passionately.

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

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...

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