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Elaine Howard Ecklund

Professor, Rice University

Elaine Howard Ecklund is a professor of sociology at Rice University, where she founded the Religion and Public Life Program and holds the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences. She has written six books, including “Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think” (named a Top 10 religion book in 2010 by HuffPost). Ecklund speaks regularly about the intersection of science and spirituality. In 2012, she was named one of Christianity Today’s 50 Women You Should Know.

Nathalie Nelson Parker

Reflective Leadership Grants offer a step back

“The ability to slow down ... allowed me time to listen, explore and be more impactful for the communities I am called to serve.” 

— Nathalie Nelson Parker, Civitas Consulting Group 

Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.

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