Resources for American Christianity

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Resources for American Christianity:

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Resources for American Christianity:

This website seeks to assist leaders and participants in Christian communities, scholars and other interested publics in better understanding the impact, trends and trajectories of Christianity in American society. By providing both information and reflection on selected projects funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc., it offers a unique vantage point for discerning the character and contributions of this tradition within American religion and culture.

What’s been learned:

The topics below represent areas of research where this website offers information and analysis about selected projects funded by the Lilly Endowment and the publications that have issued from those projects. Not all projects are included on this website. But additional topics will be added to the site periodically.

Research Subjects:

Church Leadership




Faith Development

Higher Education


Public Life

Racial/Ethnic Communions

Religious Organizations


Theological Education



Funding Grants Information:

Several agencies with funding from the Religion division of the Lilly Endowment provide grants or fellowships to individuals or institutions.

The offerings listed below are organized according to the focus or purpose of the assistance provided. The following categories are used:

Clergy Renewal & Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders

Doctoral Candidates Support

Master of Divinity Students Beginning Their Studies

Pastoral Leadership Recruitment

Practicing Our Faith Grants

Racial or Ethnic Minority Opportunities

Research Grants

Resource Grants

Teaching & Learning Grants

Undergraduate Students Considering Ministry



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