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A Call for Applications for the Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship

The Earlham School of Religion is currently accepting applications from those interested in the Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. Application Deadline: October 12, 2012

The recipient of the Fellowship will spend the Spring Session (January through May, 2013) at ESR working on a “publishable” manuscript while attending a Ministry of Writing class. The Fellowship awards $1,500 to be used toward living expenses and tuition or audit fee (tuition is $1191, audit fee is $400.) You need not be a current ESR student to apply, but you do have to attend a class on campus.

Details on recipient responsibilities, other Fellowship provisions, and the Application can be found on our website at the following link:

Please submit your application and details of your writing project via mail, email or fax by October 12, 2012 to:

Earlham School of Religion

Financial Aid Office

228 College Avenue

Richmond, IN 47374

Fax: 765-983-1688


Contact Tracy Crowe with questions. 765-983-1540,

The Fellowship recipient will be announced at the Writer’s Colloquium, November 3, 2012.

For more info on the Colloquium go to

We are also pleased to announce that last year's fellowship recipient, Stacy Morgan, has had her project published and it is now available for purchase. 52 Ways to Worship: A Year of Exploring Religious Traditions is available on as a digital download. From "In this age of both pluralism and religious divisiveness, we all need a better understanding of the deeply held beliefs and practices of those who worship in ways we may not know or appreciate. This is your guidebook to the insides of communities all over the country. Join Stacy Morgan--children's author, former journalist, and professor--as she takes a year to visit a wide variety of religious communities, engages them in conversation, records observations of their worship, and opens herself to the presence of God among them. Each month's accounts are followed by questions for personal reflection or group discussion."

Congratulations Stacy, and best of luck to all of this year's applicants!