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Building Interfaith Bonds Women Hijab Islam Muslim Christian Jewish Buddhism Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

New seminary-based programs challenge Jews, Christians and Muslims to go beyond polite interfaith conversations to deal with prejudices and fears.

 

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Studies Reveal How to Serve Youth and Young Adults Better insights Into Religion Lilly Foundation Flickr photo by threephin

Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.

 

Christian education programs vital to congregational health Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Some churches are seeing a consumer mentality when it comes to religious education. The trend highlights the importance of preparing Christian educators for the future.

Prevailing culture often casts teenagers as alienated from religion, if not downright hostile to it. To believe some movie depictions, teenagers are rebellious Pagans-in-the-making, more interested in witchcraft than mission trips. But a four-year national study of youth and religion arrives at a different conclusion.  The study, which included interviews with more than 3,000 U.S. teenagers, finds that a majority of today’s young people see religion as a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their community. Moreover, they have no desire to cast off the faith of their upbringing.

7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People With Special Needs wheelchair accessibility Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Woman

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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