AAR Member Note

Scott Thumma

Awards and Accomplishments

$5 Million Dollar Lilly Endowment Grant Awarded to Hartford Seminary

Hartford Seminary has been awarded a five-year, $5.3 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund research into how congregations are changing, innovating, and establishing new ministry practices as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Hartford Institute for Religion Research (HIRR) will lead the project. AAR member Scott Thumma is the principal investigator of the project and the director of the Hartford Institute. 

Collaborators: Allison Norton, Patricia Tevington, Andrew Gardner, Penny Edgell, Arthur Fransley, Todd Ferguson, Richard Flory, Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Brandon Vaidyanathan, and Ryon Cobb

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