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2016

Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, GA—To explore the scope, feasibility, and design of a new research platform for scholars, publishers, librarians and others. A one-time grant of $40,000.


2015

Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL—To support communications during the Ordinary Synod of the Roman Catholic Church. A one-time grant of $9,500.

Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada, Pittsburgh, PA —To continue the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Program. A one-year grant of $600,000.

Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore, MD—To support a pilot program to deepen the understanding of Catholic social teaching among U.S. seminarians. A three-year grant of $330,000.

Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS—Renewed support for joint initiatives with the Myanmar Institute of Theology. A three-year grant of $300,000.

Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL—To support a visiting professor of Muslim studies and sociology of religion. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL—To support the conference Selma at 50: Still Marching. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC—To support a summer seminar on teaching interfaith understanding in collaboration with the Interfaith Youth Core. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Dominican University, River Forest, IL—To support the development of blended learning courses on interfaith leadership, in collaboration with Interfaith Youth Core. A three–year grant of $350,000.

Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA—To support an exploratory project on the current state of interfaith education in the United States. A one-time grant of $42,500.

Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT—To support a new faculty member with expertise in Christian-Muslim relations. A four-year grant of $475,000.

Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT—To support an exploratory project on the current state of interfaith education in the United States. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Human Media, Boston, MA—To support a four-part public radio series on the spirituality of nonviolence. A two-year grant of $235,000.

New York University, New York, NY—To support an exploratory project on the current landscape of Muslim leadership studies. A one-time grant of $50,000.

On Being, Minneapolis, MN—To support the launch of “Public Theology Reimagined,” a multi-media project. A two-year grant of $500,000.

Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX—To support the Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions. A three-year grant of $500,000.

Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY —To support a project on the sacred arts. A three-year grant of $250,000.

Seattle University, School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle, WA—To support the launch of the Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY—To support the launch of a program on Islam, Social Justice, and Interreligious Engagement. A five-year grant of $500,000.

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA—To support “Religion in the World,” a public theology program at the Center for the Study of Religion. A three-year grant of $1,000,000.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA—To support “Religion and its Publics,” a program at the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion. A three-year grant of $1,000,000.

Yale University, New Haven, CT—To support the redesign of the website of the Center for Material and Visual Cultures of Religion. A one-time grant of $50,000.


2014

Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO—To support the Montesinos project in Hispanic ministry. A three-year grant of $330,000.

Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. & Canada, Pittsburgh, PA—For a planning project, leading to a comprehensive initiative on global awareness and engagement. A one-time grant of $37,500.

Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. & Canada, Pittsburgh, PA—To continue the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Program. A one-year grant of $1,190,000.

Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY—To support development of the Auburn Fellows Program for religious leaders. A two-year grant of $400,000.

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC—To support a conference on libertarianism, organized by the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Columbia University, New York, NY—To support the processing of the Union Theological Seminary archive at the Burke Library. A three–year grant of $190,000.

Dominican University, River Forest, IL—To support the development of pilot modules of online courses in interfaith understanding, in collaboration with Interfaith Youth Core. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Dominican University, River Forest, IL—To further support the development of pilot modules of online courses in interfaith understanding, in collaboration with Interfaith Youth Core. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA—To support programs and activities related to the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professorship in Moral Leadership. A four-year grant of $500,000.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA—To support a three-year Comparative Theology Lecture Series, organized by the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. A one-time grant of $45,000.

Human Media, Belmont, MA—To support the public radio series, “Humankind.” A one-time grant of $39,000.

In Trust Center for Theological Schools, Wilmington, DE—To support In Trust magazine’s Writer Workshop and outreach. A two-year grant of $200,000.

McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL—To support the Center for Faith and Service. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand—To support the structural renovation of the Henry R. Luce Chapel. A two-year grant of $100,000.

Public Religion Research Institute, Washington, DC—To support quarterly national opinion surveys on religion and public life. A three-year grant of $450,000.

Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN—To support the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s manuscript digitization project. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN—To support the creation of an online reading room for the digitized manuscripts of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. A three-year grant $500,000.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA—To support innovative coverage of theology on Religion Dispatches, an online magazine. A two-year grant of $250,000.

Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC—To support the launch of the Center for Public Theology. A three–year grant of $600,000.

World Student Christian Federation, New York, NY—To support the Student Christian Movement-USA Leadership Training Program. A one-time grant of $25,000.


2013

Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA—To continue support for a program of interreligious leadership in collaboration with Hebrew College Rabbinical School. A three-year grant of $600,000.

Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO—To support a “Montesinos Fellowship.” A one-time grant of $40,000.

Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana, Aurora, CO—To implement a program to certify and strengthen Bible institutes for the Hispanic community in partnership with the Association of Theological Schools. A three-year grant of $420,000.

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, Pittsburgh, PA—For the continuation of the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Program. A one-year grant of $645,000.

Boston University School of Theology, Boston, MA—To establish a clinic on religion and conflict transformation. A three-year grant of $350,000.

Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL—To advance interreligious dialogue through theological education and inter-institutional collaboration. A three-year grant of $390,000.

Chautauqua Institution, New York, NY—To support the New Clergy Program in 2014. A one-time grant of $35,000.

Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL—To support a program on environmental sustainability in a religiously plural world. A three-year grant of $225,000.

Duke University, Durham, NC—To support the conference Material Religion: State of the Art to be held at Duke University in June 2015. A one-time grant of $15,000.

Fordham University, Bronx, NY—To support the project “Varieties of Understanding: New Perspectives from Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology.” A one-time grant of $40,000.

Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA—To expand the leadership programs of the Center for Islamic Studies. A three-year grant of $330,000.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA—To support the fall 2013 comparative theology lecture, Natural Theology in Islam, organized by the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. A one-time grant of $12,000.

Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA—To support collaboration with Partners for Sacred Places to maximize the campus as an asset for the seminary and the broader community. A two-year grant of $172,000.

Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, SC—To support the dedication of the St. Francis Retreat Center and Father Francis Kline Memorial Chapel. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO—To continue support for collaborative programming with a consortium of seminaries in Asia, Africa and South America. A three-year grant of $400,000.

Odyssey Networks, New York, NY—To support a series of commentaries on the Christian lectionary by Biblical scholars and ministers with reference to current events. A two-year grant of $200,000.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ—To support the Theological Commons, a global theological library project. A three-year grant of $1,500,000.

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Wyncote, PA—For continued support of a program to develop leaders for a religiously plural society. A three-year grant of $335,000.

St. Peter's Church, New York, NY—To support the publication Art and Religion in the Heart of the City: St. Peter’s Church and the Louise Nevelson Chapel. A one-time grant of $40,000.

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY—To support a concert and lecture series of the works of composer Arvo Pärt. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY—To support the international conference Enlightenment and Liberation: Engaged Buddhists and Liberation Theologians in Dialogue. A one-time grant of $40,000.


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