Lilly Endowment granted Polis $1,575,877 million in June to examine how Indianapolis congregations have responded to social and economic changes since the Center’s pioneering project on Religion and Urban Culture (1996-2002, $8 million). RUC 2.0 will be led by David Bodenhamer, project director, and Art Farnsley, research director. Polis staff involved include Rebecca Nannery, Jeramy Townsley, Matt Nowlin, Neil Devadasan, Jay Colbert, Sharon Kandris, Kim Sarver, and Allegra East. Two post-docs and four doctoral and masters’ research assistants will be hired to conduct the research, with these positions and Art’s housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts.