Henry Zonio


Henry Zonio is a sociologist and expert on how children’s religious education contributes to race and gender inequities in society. His research focuses on childhood/adolescence, social inequalities, religion and education.

Zonio brings more than 25 years of practical children’s ministry to his research. In addition to writing and speaking on issues of diversity in the church, he is the director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Asbury University and teaches sociology courses at the university. Zonio also serves on the board of the Children’s Spirituality Summit and on the Equity Audit team for the Godly Play Foundation.

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Louisville Institute now accepting 2024 program applications

The Louisville Institute is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2024 grant and fellowship funding season.

Since 1990, LI has funded more than 2,700 grants and fellowships totaling $57.7 million to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices and movement. Their grantees and fellows include pastoral leaders, researchers, early career and seasoned scholars and many others in the United States and Canada whose work resonates with LI’s mission to bridge church and academy.

There are seven funding opportunities available for 2024.

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