Who We Are
Funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment, the Louisville Institute’s mission is to bridge Church and academy through awarding grants and fellowships to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices, and movements, and thereby promoting scholarship that strengthens Church, academy, and society, and ultimately contributes to the flourishing of the Church.
Grantees now work/serve at churches in their communities
LI grantees/fellows are university professors
Years of impacting the study and practice of North American Christianity
LI helped bring together scholars and pastors to explore ways that theological practices contribute to the exclusionary power of race in U.S. society and to ponder appropriate and faithful responses to this problem.