From left, UA Little Rock professors and student researchers Gerald Driskill, Jessica Olson, Jasmine Pugh, Kaylyn Hager, and Rebecca Glazier are researching how partnerships between churches and nonprofit organizations can provide services to the community. Photo by Ben Krain.

Little Rock Congregations Study seeks to benefit, connect congregations through new survey

When Rebecca Glazier first began the Little Rock Congregations Study in 2012, her goal was to learn about faith-based community engagement and to provide her students with an opportunity to learn outside the classroom. In 2020, her goal is to use the results to make a difference in the community by bringing together congregations and nonprofits who want to tackle Little Rock’s biggest problems.  Continue reading “Little Rock Congregations Study seeks to benefit, connect congregations through new survey”

From left, UA Little Rock professors and student researchers Gerald Driskill, Jessica Olson, Jasmine Pugh, Kaylyn Hager, and Rebecca Glazier are researching how partnerships between churches and nonprofit organizations can provide services to the community. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock study explores need to form partnerships between nonprofits, congregations

While many nonprofits and religious congregations partner together to help people in need in the Little Rock area, more partnerships are needed to meet the city’s growing demand for services, according to the results of a University of Arkansas at Little Rock study. Continue reading “UA Little Rock study explores need to form partnerships between nonprofits, congregations”

Dr. Rebecca Glazier

Glazier awarded grant to create international religious freedom course

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and international studies scholar has received a grant from Notre Dame’s Global Religion Research Initiative to develop a new international religious freedom course that will be offered at UA Little Rock for the first time in spring 2020. Continue reading “Glazier awarded grant to create international religious freedom course”

From left, UA Little Rock students Jessica Olson, Jasmine Pugh, and Kaylyn Hager are researching how partnerships between churches and nonprofit organizations can provide services to the community. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock students conduct research with Little Rock Congregations Study

Three UA Little Rock students are helping to uncover the secret to successful community partnerships between religious and nonprofit organizations in Little Rock.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock students conduct research with Little Rock Congregations Study”

Dr. Rebecca Glazier (left) discusses the Little Rock Congregations Study with student researchers in fall 2018. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock investigates how churches, nonprofit partnerships can better help Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is researching how partnerships between churches and nonprofit organizations can provide services to the community at a time where more nonprofits are competing for fewer resources.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock investigates how churches, nonprofit partnerships can better help Little Rock”

Summit brings together city’s religious leaders to identify problems, find solutions

Little Rock’s faith leaders share concerns about the city’s future. They see education, race relations, poverty, and mental health as among the many issues affecting the city’s residents and their congregants. Continue reading “Summit brings together city’s religious leaders to identify problems, find solutions”

Dr. Rebecca Glazier (left) discusses the Little Rock Congregations Study with student researchers in fall 2018. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock researchers study impact of faith-based community engagement in Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is researching how places of worship in Little Rock work with nonprofit organizations to promote community engagement and provide social services to vulnerable populations.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock researchers study impact of faith-based community engagement in Little Rock”