Institute for Faith & Learning


The institute is where theological thinking meets the world we live.

Aimed to inspire and enlighten people of all faith traditions, we feature speakers and host events each term with the goal of learning how to use scholarship and careful deliberation to face a range of complex and important matters facing the world today.

Institute guest speakers have included distinguished professors from U.S. universities, as well as published authors who’ve been featured in the news media.

We feature multiple speakers each term that examine how theology and politics intersect, how to look at historical events compared to contemporary culture, social ethics, diversity in the United States and beyond. All events are free and open to the public.

News & Events

Lenoir-Rhyne celebrates the success of Giving Tuesday, an annual global giving movement for the causes and organizations we care most about

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Lenoir-Rhyne University is grieving the loss of one of our student-athletes. Omari Alexander, a 19-year-old sophomore from Concord, North Carolina and member of the LR football team, was killed overnight on November 20 in an off-campus incident in Hickory.

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