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The Grawemeyer Award in Religion

The Louisville Grawemeyer Award honors highly significant contributions to religious and spiritual understanding. By “religion” we mean, to paraphrase a classic definition by William James, the feelings, acts and experiences of humans insofar as they apprehend themselves to stand in relation to whatever they consider the divine. The purpose of the Award is to honor and publicize annually creative and constructive insights into the relationship between human beings and the divine, and ways in which this relationship may inspire or empower human beings to attain wholeness, integrity or meaning, either individually or in community.

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News Item CURRENT WINNER (2015) Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings
A Duke Divinity School associate professor of theology and black church studies, Jennings earned the Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his study of how Christianity contributed to segregation and racism in America beginning in colonial times and the role Christianity must now play to foster more just and respectful relations between religious and racial groups.
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