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Can nurturing their spirituality help teens cope?

Despite an ongoing passion for matters of the spirit, young people continue to be disillusioned by established religion. Recent research about youth and emerging adults details this and other key... read more >

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Reversing The Exodus: 7 Traits Of Churches That Successfully Attract Young Adults

Reversing The Exodus 7 Traits Of Churches That Successfully Attract Young Adults Church Youth Ministry Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion.

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Best resources for church leaders

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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Dori Baker on the Young and the Faithful

In her book, The Barefoot Way, the Forum for Theological Exploration's Research Fellow Dori Baker shares 18 stories, collected over a decade of doing story-based theological reflection with youth, young adults... read more >

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The Festival of Young Preachers in Indianapolis

The Festival of Young Preachers is an annual gathering of more than 120 young men and women, with major support from the Lilly Endowment and increasing support from numbers of... read more >

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Nurturing children's spirituality through stories

Educator, consultant and author Ivy Beckwith facilitated a workshop for the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, an organization dedicated to helping strengthen Indiana congregations, that focused on ways to spiritually nurture... read more >

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Motivating Students Through Real-World Problem-Solving

Active learning and problem-based learning are increasingly being adopted in higher educational by teachers in order to create a more engaged learning atmosphere where students collaborate to solve a real... read more >

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Teaching youth about health through scripture

The Christian community can set a positive example of caring for health and can support church and community youth in making healthy decisions. An effective message requires adults to examine... read more >

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The Thanksgiving Challenge: Learning about Hunger

Rabbi Lenny Gordon and his synagogue’s teenage students engaged in learning to shop for Thanksgiving as though limited to a food stamp budget. The challenge extended the synagogue’s participation in... read more >

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Good Chapel Planning Begins with Asking the Right Questions

A 2012 seminar on chapel planning for the high school setting revealed that there is a wide variety in how often chapel happens, that some chapel models work better than... read more >

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

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