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Black Church Resource Provides Dialogue On Homosexuality Gay Marriage Gay Rights Lesbian LGBT Lilly Foundation  Insights Into Religion News Trends Christianity

An online resource seeks to open up discussion on what is sometimes viewed as a taboo subject in African American congregations.

 

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The number of megachurches in the United States has grown tremendously over the past 20 years, which suggests this innovative American institution has taken root and is thriving.

A congregation’s relationship with its pastor is kind of like a marriage, says religion researcher Cynthia Woolever. The wrong chemistry can lead to years of disappointment, stress and conflict. Woolever offers some key strategies for finding — and keeping — a pastor that's right for your church.

Hospitality is key to church growth Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Christianity

A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.

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The Association of Religion Data Archives offers an online dictionary of religious terms. ARDA... More > "We are wired to be outside. In her new book, "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,... More >
This Faith Communities Today (FACT) study compares the responses of more than 14,000 pastors,... More > Lilly Fellows Program Network Exchange Program grants are designed to allow Network member... More >

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A Call For Papers on Games and Learning in Religion and Theology

Teaching Theology and Religion Special Call for Papers on “Games and Learning in Religion and Theology”  ...

2017 Award Winners - Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship   Recipients include: Lizbeth Celis, Concord; Tessa Clark, Bethany...

McKibben Where Climate and Faith Meet

On the stump with former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, or writing the lead piece in the New York Times’...

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