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Creating Seminary Alliances: Perspectives, Pitfalls and Possibilities

American seminaries have been facing increasing financial pressures as enrollment declines and costs increase. A number of struggling seminaries have sought to form alliances, but often find the obstacles too... read more >

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Best resources for church leaders

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Journalists Eligible For Religion, Spirituality Scholarships

Journalists wishing to take college courses in religion or spirituality may apply for a scholarship administered by the Religion Newswriters Association. The ongoing program, funded by a grant from the... read more >

Lilly Fellows Program offers grants and awards

Lilly Fellows Program offers grants and awards

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts funds several special projects for National Network institutions and awards two prizes.

Lilly Receives Grant to Support Graduate Fellows Program

Lilly Receives Grant to Support Graduate Fellows Program

The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts was awarded a grant totaling nearly $1.2 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. This is the 10th such grant that has supported the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts, based at Valparaiso University. This new grant will ensure funding for the newest of the three LFP programs — the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program — through the year 2019.

Auburn President Attends Foreign Relations Workshop

Auburn President Attends Foreign Relations Workshop

The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, president of Auburn Theological Seminary, was chosen to take part in the Council on Foreign Relations' Religion and Foreign Policy Summer Workshop in Summer 2013. The annual workshop brings religious leaders from across the country to the Council on Foreign Relations' headquarters in New York to discuss pressing international issues. The Council also convenes hundreds of other events each year around the country, many of which are open to religious community leaders who may attend in person or by teleconference or webcast.

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Seminaries continue to attract older students

The latest enrollment figures for U.S. and Canadian theological schools show a decline or stagnation in every age group except 50- to 64-year-olds. Among these students are successful executives retiring early and eager for a second career.

Calvin Institute Provides Worship Renewal Grants

Calvin Institute Provides Worship Renewal Grants

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has given $300,000 in grants to support worship renewal across North America. Since it began in the year 2000, the Worship Renewal Grants Program has awarded more than 600 grants to churches, schools and seminaries across the U.S. and Canada for projects that can generate renewed interest, thoughtfulness and energy for public worship at the local, grass-roots level.

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Promoting diversity at theology schools

The Association of Theological Schools, a member organization that supports and promotes excellence in seminaries and schools of theological education, has published a free, non-copyrighted folio as a resource for... read more >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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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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