Karen Crozier

Founder, Jewel of Justice

The Rev. Dr. Karen Crozier is a Christian academic, activist and minister for social change, healing and hope. Prior to founding and leading Jewel of Justice, a consulting, executive coaching and training business, Crozier was an early childhood educator, algebra teacher, professor and diversity administrator.

Her first book, “Fannie Lou Hamer’s Revolutionary Practical Theology: Racial and Environmental Justice Concerns,” focuses on the religious life, legacy and leadership of the Christian freedom fighter during the Civil Rights Movement.


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Grants and fellowships to serve the church

The Louisville Institute offers grant and fellowship programs to bridge the church and the academy and enrich the life of the church in North America. Applications are now open for six programs in 2025:

  • Pastoral Study Project 
  • Grant for Researchers 
  • First Book Grant for Scholars of Color 
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • Dissertation Fellowship 
  • Doctoral Fellowship
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