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Special needs wheelchair accessibility Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

 

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Stress and loneliness can take a toll on pastoral leaders. For many, peer groups combat the isolation and provide important revitalization, new research shows.

When Jackson Carroll began “Pulpit & Pew,” his large research project on pastoral leadership, he considered pastors a “troubled profession,” and braced himself for what his investigation might reveal. But five years of study, including a major national telephone survey and 23 focus groups across the country, convinced Carroll his gloomy forecast didn’t stand up.

So Much Better: How Peer Support Can Revive Pastors' Passion Insights Into Religion Lilly Foundation

In 2004, after nearly three decades as a pastor, the Rev. John Terpstra found himself straining to find joy and meaning in what he did for a living. He was in his early-50s and wondered what would come next.

Even lay people can, and should, ask tough questions about polls to see if their claims match their findings. And when it comes to poll data we should all be informed consumers.

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All Lives Matter, Religion and the Police

  A Christianity Today article explore how religion influences views of the police and how they are doing their...

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A Washington Post article reports, "The justices agreed with a lower court that Barronnelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s...

Compensation Survey Will Help Churches Set Fair Pay

  The $750,000 grant awarded to Church Law & Tax (CLT) by Lilly Endowment Inc. focuses on the National...

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