The Louisville Institute

The Louisville Institute
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Religious Institutions

From 2001-2009 the Religious Institutions Grant Program supported research projects by academics and pastors studying how the religious core of an institution orients and shapes its mission and contemporary practice, the impact of the institutional field within which religious organizations live, the mutual interaction of religious institutions and American society, and religious institutional leadership.

The Religious Institutions Grant Program sought to advance our understanding of the contemporary situation confronting religious institutions so that they and their leaders can respond in more informed and effective ways to the challenges they face. Among other goals, this program sought to explore four broad issues or themes:

  • How an organization’s religious core shapes its institutional mission and contemporary practice,
  • How the ecology of religious organizations shapes the way in which each organization carries out its mission,
  • How religious institutions function within the context of American society, and
  • How religious leaders can and should respond to these institutional challenges.

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