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Five Hopeful Signs For U.S. Congregations House Building Neighbors Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Lightstock 31670

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

 

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Understanding church context could be key to congregational change Unslash photo by Karl Frederickson

Studying a congregation's narrative, experts say, helps shape a church's future.

Planning For Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter Helpful Ideas For An Inspiring Holy Season Cross Jesus Lilly Foundation Funding Insights Into Religion News

Knowing that preachers and teachers are in the midst of worship and sermon planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great resources and inspiring articles about worship and sermon topics.

Help For Faith Communities After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy Prayer and Preparedness During a Disaster Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment.

Meeting God in holy silence Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation Christianity

St. Paul says Christians are to “pray without ceasing.”  One Quaker practitioner says holy silence — a way of listening to God — is one way to do that.

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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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