Loyola Gets $600,000 Grant From Lilly Endowment

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Loyola University New Orleans has received a $600,000 grant to fund a weeklong summer institute designed to immerse high school students in moral exploration, service and social justice.

         The four-year grant will establish the Faith Acts Youth Theology Institute as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.'s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative.

         The university, in a news release Monday, said the institute will help students develop their Catholic faiths, explore contemporary world issues through a moral construct and serve their communities.

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         Loyola University is one of 82 schools participating in the initiative. The other schools are in 29 states and the District of Columbia. The grants are part of the Lilly Endowment's commitment to identify and cultivate a cadre of theologically minded youth who will become leaders in church and society.



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