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web Center for Late Ancient Studies
"The Center for Late Ancient Studies at Duke University promotes the interdisciplinary study of the culture of the Roman Empire, its neighbors and successors, from the second to the eighth century CE. It was formally established as a center in 2000, as a successor to the Late Ancient Studies Forum."
http://sites.duke.edu/clas/
•  Christianity -- Early church
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents
"The Centre provides a home for Oxford University's epigraphical archive, which includes one of the largest collections of squeezes (paper impressions) of Greek inscriptions in the world, together with the Haverfield archive of Roman inscriptions from Britain, and a substantial photographic collection. The strengths of the epigraphical archive lie in its broad coverage of early Greek inscriptions, Attic epigraphy and the Hellenistic world. Individual sites well represented in the archive include Chios, Samos, Priene, Rhodes, and Samothrace."
http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/CSAD/
•  Archaeology
•  Classical civilization and literature
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Islamic Sciences
"The Center for Islamic Sciences (CIS) is dedicated to the promotion of research and diffusion of knowledge on all aspects of Islam. CIS encourages a creative exploration of natural and human sciences from the Islamic worldview, critical integration of contemporary disciplines into the framework of traditional Islamic thought and learning, and a renewed and rigorous link with the intellectual tradition of Islam. CIS supports activities aimed at enhancing our religious and scientific understanding of nature and the human condition."
http://www.cis-ca.org/
•  Islam
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web National Institute for Newman Studies
"The National Institute for Newman Studies (NINS) provides resources for scholars dedicated to promoting the study and spreading the knowledge of the life, influence, and work of the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman. NINS furthers these ends by maintaining the Newman Research Library, sponsoring the Newman Scholarship Program, and publishing the Newman Studies Journal."
http://www.newmanstudiesinstitute.org/
•  Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Media, Religion and Culture
"Welcome to the Center for Media, Religion and Culture site at the University of Colorado's Center for Mass Media Research. We are an interdisciplinary research team focused on the intersection of religious and media-related practices in the everyday lives of contemporary adults and their families. This center is a clearing-house of information for those interested in exploring the intersection of media, religion, and culture, including fellowship information for those interested in studying this vibrant field."
http://cmrc.colorado.edu/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion and journalism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Christian-Jewish Learning
"The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College is dedicated to the growth of new and mutually enriching relationships between Christians and Jews. This website offers educational and dialogical aids, theological articles, official documents, and program information."
http://www.bc.edu/research/cjl/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam & Christian-Muslim Relations
"The Macdonald Center challenges scholars, students, members of religious institutions, community groups, the media and the general public to go beyond stereotypes and prejudices and develop a profound awareness and appreciation of Islamic religion, law and culture. It is committed to the premise that through intensive study and academically guided dialogue, mutual respect and cooperation between Muslims and Christians can and must develop."
http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Islam
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding
"Muhlenberg College has established the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding as an expression of its commitment to interfaith relations. The Institute uses the resources of the academic community to foster such research and dialogue and to build bridges of understanding between the faith traditions."
http://www.muhlenberg.edu/cultural/ijcu/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Interchurch Center
"Welcome to the website for The Interchurch Center, a visible symbol of the oneness of many churches in Christ and reflective of the inspiring growth of ecumenism and inter-religious activity in the United States in the past century. Its construction and dedication and the activities within it testify to the ever closer relationships of these groups in their primary objective of bearing witness to the significance of religion and spirituality in today's world and their relationships to other religions."
http://www.interchurch-center.org/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web International Interfaith Centre
"The International Interfaith Centre was inaugurated in Oxford, UK on 6 December1993, inspired by the 1993 Year of Interreligious Understanding and Cooperation. As a result of the increasing amount and variety of interfaith activity around the world, it was perceived that a need could be met by an international, interfaith centre which was informed about all these different efforts and able to encourage continuing interfaith understanding and cooperation."
http://www.interfaith-centre.org/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Rutherford Institute
"The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated. The Institute’s mission is twofold: to provide legal services in the defense of religious and civil liberties and to educate the public on important issues affecting their constitutional freedoms."
http://www.rutherford.org/
•  Church and state
•  Religion and law
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Center for Thomas More Studies
"Our Mission: To promote the study of Thomas More, especially the contemporary implications of his principles of statesmanship in the pursuit of peace. Major Programs: Publication of educational resources, especially the CTMS website to support research projects on Thomas More and statesmanship; Annual scholarly conference at the University of Dallas; Regional conferences for teachers, offered in conjunction with local universities; Courses on Thomas More, tailored to particular interests; Grants for research and advanced study of Thomas More."
http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/index.html
•  More, Thomas, 1477-1535
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Faraday Institute for Science and Religion
"The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is an academic research enterprise based at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. The Institute has four main activities: 1. Scholarly research and publication on science and religion, including the organisation of invited groups of experts to write joint publications. 2. To provide short-term courses in science and religion. 3. To organise seminars and lectures on science and religion. 4. To provide accurate information on science and religion for the international media and wider public."
http://graphite.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/faraday/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Applied Christian Ethics
"The Center for Applied Christian Ethics (CACE) supports the mission of Wheaton College by promoting and encouraging the formation of moral character and the application of biblical ethics to contemporary moral decisions."
http://www.wheaton.edu/CACE/
•  Christianity -- Ethics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Centre for the Study of Gregory of Nazianzus
This site describes the scholarly activities of the Centre.
http://nazianzos.fltr.ucl.ac.be/002Contents.htm
•  Christianity -- Early church
•  Gregory, of Nazianzus, St., 329-389
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture
"The G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture is located at Seton Hall University. The purpose of the Institute is to promote the thought of G.K. Chesterton and his circle and, more broadly, to explore the application of Chestertonian ideas in the contemporary world. Chesterton's call for a deepened moral and social imagination speaks loudly to the cultural crises of our own time."
http://www.shu.edu/catholic-mission/chesterton-index.cfm
•  Chesterton, G.K., 1874-1936
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing
"The primary objectives of the Religious Institute include: Developing and supporting a network of clergy, religious educators, theologians, ethicists, and other religious leaders committed to sexual justice; Building the capacity of religious institutions and clergy to offer sexuality education within the context of their own faith traditions; Helping congregations become sexually healthy faith communities; Educating the public and policymakers about a progressive religious vision of sexual morality, justice, and healing."
http://www.religiousinstitute.org/
•  Sexual ethics -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
"The Institute for Medieval Studies houses research and teaching, the International Medieval Bibliography - the world's leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the Middle Ages, and the annual International Medieval Congress. Today, the University contains one of the largest communities of medievalists in the UK. Leeds also has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research, and is an active member of the World Universities Network. Backed by an outstanding library, its core staff and a University-wide body of medievalists that contributes teaching and supervision, the Institute provides courses of study, training in research skills, access to medieval language-learning and work-experience, and support for medievalists worldwide."
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims//
•  Christianity -- Middle ages
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Center for Media, Religion, and Culture
"The Center for Media, Religion, and Culture was founded in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2006 to bring together scholars, professionals, and the larger public to explore the variety of ways media and religion influence one another and our daily lives. It is one of the very few institutions worldwide dedicated to building knowledge and expertise in this emerging field. And its multidisciplinary efforts draw on resources from a broad range of approaches, locations, and directions."
http://cmrc.colorado.edu/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion and journalism
•  Religion on the Internet
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
"The CRRS is a library and research centre devoted to the study of the period from approximately 1350 to 1700. The Centre also organizes a programme of lectures and seminars, and maintains an active series of publications." Located at the University of Toronto.
http://crrs.ca/
•  Christianity -- Reformation
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies
"The H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies is a research center specializing in John Calvin and Calvinism that opened in 1981 and is located at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan." This site contains an excellent bibliography of works on Calvin.
http://www.calvin.edu/meeter/
•  Calvin, John, 1509-1564
•  Christianity -- Reformation
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Cranach Institute
"The Cranach Institute is a research and educational arm of Concordia University Wisconsin devoted to working out the implications of the Lutheran doctrine of vocation and engaging contemporary culture with the truths of the Lutheran confessions."
http://www.cranach.org/
•  Lutheran Church
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Baptist Center for Theology & Ministry
"The Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry exists to provide theological and ministerial resources to enrich and energize ministry in Baptist churches. Our goal is to bring together professor and practitioner to produce and apply these resources to Baptist life, polity, and ministry. The mission of the BCTM is to develop, preserve, and communicate the distinctive theological identity of Baptists." Maintained at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
http://baptistcenter.com/
•  Baptists
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute for Servant Leadership
"The Institute for Servant Leadership is an educational ministry grounded in the understanding that the servanthood of God was manifested in the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. The Institute's mission is to provide opportunities for the spiritual formation and leadership development of people who are called to be servant leaders. Its work and focus is that of convener, teacher and nurturer through conferences, retreats, pilgrimages and publications."
http://www.servleader.org/
•  Pastoral ministry
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University
"ISR exists to initiate, support, and conduct research on religion, involving scholars and projects spanning the intellectual spectrum: history, psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, epidemiology, theology, and religious studies. Our mandate extends to all religions, everywhere, and throughout history. It also embraces the study of religious effects on such things as prosocial behavior, family life, population health, economic development, and social conflict. While always striving for appropriate scientific objectivity, our scholars treat religion with the respect that sacred matters require and deserve."
http://www.baylorisr.org/
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict
"The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University promotes interdisciplinary research and education on the dynamics of religion and conflict with the aim of advancing knowledge, seeking solutions and informing policy. By serving as a research hub that fosters exchange and collaboration across the university as well as with its broader publics—local, national, and global—the Center fosters innovative and engaged thinking on matters of enormous importance to us all."
http://www.asu.edu/csrc/
•  Religion and violence
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Study of the Life and Work of William Carey
"Specific objectives of the Center include the following: to map and inventory sources of knowledge regarding Carey’s mission in repositories such as the Carey Library at Serampore College, the Angus Library at Regent’s Park College, Oxford and the Northamptonshire Record Office, United Kingdom; to present knowledge regarding Carey’s mission, primarily through a web site, which includes (a) photographic images; (b) an annotated bibliography; (c) a devotional section; (d) up-to-date scholarship regarding Carey’s mission; and (e) a remarks page."
http://www.wmcarey.edu/carey/
•  Baptists
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Henry Martyn Centre for the Study of Mission and World Christianity
The site offers information about the activities of the Centre and some articles on missions. Located at the University of Cambridge.
http://www.martynmission.cam.ac.uk/
•  Missions
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Overseas Ministries Study Center
"For more than 75 years OMSC has provided renewal for mission and cross-cultural ministry to the worldwide Christian community." Located in New Haven, Connecticut.
http://www.omsc.org/
•  Missions
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame
Information about the activities of the Center.
http://www.nd.edu/~cprelig/
•  Philosophy and religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Center for Barth Studies
"The Center for Barth Studies was established in 1997. As a part of the Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries system, it is acquiring a complete collection of writings by and about Karl Barth. A clearinghouse for Barth scholarship and activities, its program will include conferences, research opportunities, discussion groups, and publications." The director of the Center is George Hunsinger.
http://www.ptsem.edu/library/barth/
•  Barth, Karl, 1886-1968
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Eric Voegelin Institute
This site offers a Voegelin bibliography, news about papers, a listserv, etc. Maintained by Prof. Ellis Sandoz.
http://www.ericvoegelin.org/
•  Philosophy and religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
•  Voegelin, Eric, 1901-1985
•  Religion -- Video resources
web Bakhtin Centre
This Centre, located at the University of Sheffield, provides a web site.
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/bakhtin
•  Bakhtin, Mikhail, 1895-1975
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Boston Theological Institute
"As an ecumenical consortium, The Boston Theological Institute exists for the following purposes: to enhance, in and through the constituent schools theological education that pursues the truth in love, advances the unity of the Church and brings closer the healing of broken humanity; to create and foster a milieu for dialogue envisioning an experimentation in theological inquiry and preparation for ministry, to contribute to the formation of church leaders with strong ecumenical commitment; to strengthen the schools for their respective missions and tasks, and to enhance the particular gifts of each of them, to promote and provide opportunities for faculty curriculum, and program cooperation among the schools; to provide resources for the schools that are best made available through cooperation and coordination."
http://www.bostontheological.org/
•  Theological education
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology
"The Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology is an ecumenical organization that seeks to cultivate faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the churches. The Center nurtures theology that is catholic and evangelical, obedient to Holy Scripture and committed to the dogmatic, liturgical, ethical and institutional continuity of the Church. The Center challenges the churches to claim their identity as members of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. It affirms the Great Tradition and seeks to stimulate fresh thinking and passion for mission. To achieve this goal the Center sponsors projects, conferences and publications."
http://www.e-ccet.org/
•  Catholic Church
•  Evangelicalism
•  Theology
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Process Studies
"The Center for Process Studies contributes to the development of a new cultural paradigm influenced by a relational worldview. As a resource for scholars and other professionals the Center coordinates multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research on pressing issues, seeking to avoid the inertia and limitations of segregated university disciplines." Maintained at Claremont Graduate School.
http://www.ctr4process.org/
•  Philosophy and religion
•  Theology
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Public Theology
"This site is for persons who function as public professionals, and anyone else interested in the public sphere. Public professionals include pastors of local congregations and judicatories, leaders in faith-based communities or non-profit organizations, laypersons who are elected public officials, policy analysts or planners, journalists or other media workers, teachers, and business leaders who work in areas such as public affairs departments. It includes scholars who teach or write within or about faith traditions, history, political science, sociology, economics or other disciplines. The aim is to provide a forum for these various public professionals to discuss the role of public theology in public life."
http://www.pubtheo.com/
•  Theology
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center of Theological Inquiry
"The Center of Theological Inquiry was founded in 1978 to encourage advanced research into the content and significance of the Christian faith and to promote its critical engagement with non-theological disciplines, various religious traditions, and other forms of spirituality."
http://www.ctinquiry.org/
•  Theology
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Woodstock Theological Center
"The Woodstock Theological Center is an independent nonprofit institute at Georgetown University that engages in theological and ethical reflection on topics of social, economic, business, scientific, cultural, religious, and political importance. The Center does research, conducts conferences and seminars, and publishes books and articles."
http://woodstock.georgetown.edu/
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
•  Theology
web Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University
This site offers information about the programs of the Institute.
http://www.yale.edu/ism/
•  Religion and music
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web CODEC: Christian Communication in the Digital Age
"The CODEC Research Centre explores the interfaces between theology, media and digital culture, focussing especially on religious communication, theology and the sacred texts (especially the Bible), aiming to research and transform religious discourse within and about new digital media. The centre provides a focus for international research into the impact of the digital environment on religious tradition, practice, and education, and explore religious identity within the digital world. The research is not limited to any confessional stance or religious affiliation." Located at Durham University (UK).
https://www.dur.ac.uk/codec/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion on the Internet
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for the Study of Religion and Society
"The Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Notre Dame is dedicated to advancing social scientific understanding of religion in society through scholarly research, training, and publications. The Center brings a variety of faculty, students, and other researchers together into a community of scholars engaged in empirical investigations, intellectual interchange, and teaching crucial for advancing the sociological study of religion."
http://csrs.nd.edu/
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove
"The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) purchased the current property in 1972. In 1987 the BGEA Board of Directors approved the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove to train people in God’s Word to win others to Christ. Today, programs at the BGTC are offered year-round and feature leading Bible teachers from around the world. The Cove teaches people to know God better, know God’s Word, build godly relationships, and help others know God."
http://www.bgtc.info/
•  Evangelism
•  Graham, Billy, 1918-
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Augustinian Institute
"This Institute will serve the university as an agent and resource to support its efforts to give Augustine’s thought a vibrant and integral place within Villanova’s academic and community life. Beyond the university it will reach out to the wider culture through conferences, publications, fellowships, and other initiatives."
http://augustinian.villanova.edu/
•  Augustine, of Hippo, St., 354-430
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Centre for Catholic Studies (Australia)
This site offers information about the activities of the Center.
http://www.cts.org.au/
•  Aquinas, St. Thomas, 1225-1274
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Thomas Institute of Utrecht
"The Thomas Instituut te Utrecht (Tilburg University) is a co-operative group of theologians, philosophers and historians from several universities and institutes in the Netherlands, specialised in the study of the work of Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)." A well organized and substantial site.
http://www.thomasinstituut.org/
•  Aquinas, St. Thomas, 1225-1274
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Rauschenbusch Center for Spirit and Action
"The Rauschenbusch Center for Spirit and Action honors the legacy of the Rev. Walter Rauschenbusch, the father of the social gospel in America. The Center is a non-profit corporation based at University Baptist Church in Seattle, WA, a socially active congregation in the American Baptist tradition. The mission of Rauschenbusch Center is to equip local congregations and their leaders for social ministry in the 21st century with an emphasis on spiritual reflection and social action."
http://www.rauschenbusch.org/
•  Rauschenbusch, Walter, 1861-1918
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Lonergan Centre, Sydney
"The Sydney Lonergan Centre exists to promote the ongoing work of Bernard Lonergan, SJ. Lonergan was a Canadian Philosopher- Theologian who died in 1984. His life's work was to produce a Method in Theology that met the standards set by modern science, modern history and modern scholarship."
http://www.lonergan.org.au/
•  Lonergan, Bernard, 1904-1984
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Lonergan Research Institute
"The Lonergan Research Institute of Regis College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has a simple aim: to carry on the work of philosopher-theologian-educator Bernard J.F. Lonergan--a work of immense importance for the churches and human society at a time when both are in urgent need of creative leadership. An old tradition says: where there is no understanding, the people perish. Lonergan's contribution to human living is par excellence one of understanding."
http://www.lonergan-lri.ca/
•  Lonergan, Bernard, 1904-1984
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Los Angeles Lonergan Center
This site offers information about the activities of the Center, and links to essays on Lonergan and other resources.
http://www2.lmu.edu/lonergan/
•  Lonergan, Bernard, 1904-1984
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Centro di Studi Hans Urs von Balthasar
This center for Balthasar studies is located at the University of Lugano.
http://www.balthasar.teologialugano.ch/Sito/Benvenuto.html
•  Balthasar, Hans Urs von, 1905-1988
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web U.S. Center for World Mission
"Churches and prospective missionaries face many obstacles to effective involvement in reaching unreached peoples. Mission agencies and field missionaries face another set of obstacles. By gathering, applying and publishing insights in each of these realms, the U.S. Center for World Mission advances shared solutions to common hindrances in the mission effort."
http://www.uscwm.org/
•  Missions
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Caspari Center
"Caspari Center is a network of people: Jews and Gentiles throughout the world working together to raise awareness of Jewish believers in Jesus and support the growth of Israel’s congregations. Our passion is to support emerging leaders who will transform Israel by developing and leading mature, confident and visionary Messianic communities."
http://caspari.com/
•  Evangelism
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
"The Berkley Center explores the intersection of religion with contemporary global challenges: relations among states and societies; global development; democracy and human rights; and culture and identity. Two premises guide the Center's work: that scholarship on religion and its role in world affairs can help to address these challenges effectively; and that the open engagement of religious traditions with one another and with the wider society can promote peace."
http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/
•  Religion and politics
•  War and peace -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
"The Center is an international educational center whose purpose is to bring Christian perspectives to bear on contemporary bioethical challenges facing individuals, families, communities, and societies. Projects to date have addressed such topics as euthanasia, genetic technologies, abortion, and the changing face of health care."
http://www.cbhd.org/
•  Biomedical ethics -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Christian Ethics
"Helping church members to think with a Christian mind about the ethical issues in our society is the primary objective of The Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University."
http://www.baylor.edu/christianethics/
•  Christianity -- Ethics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry
The Center's mission: "To advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people and to transform faith communities and the wider society by taking a leading role in shaping a new public discourse on religion and sexuality through education, research, community building and advocacy."
http://www.clgs.org/
•  Sexual ethics -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Religion and Civic Culture
"The Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) at the University of Southern California is an academic research unit and a community partner for faith-based organizations. CRCC conducts research on the civic role of religion, helps to build the capacity of faith-based organizations to address significant social issues, and communicates findings to scholars, legislators, community leaders, media, and funders."
http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
"The Center has three major program goals: 1) To enrich the intellectual life of the United States Naval Academy in the field of ethics. 2) To enhance the teaching of ethics throughout the military education and training systems, and beyond. 3) To conduct executive and other outreach programs in ethics."
http://www.usna.edu/Ethics/
•  War and peace -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society
"The Kripke Center at Creighton University is dedicated to facilitating scholarly activity in the areas of religion and society in the form of research, publications, conferences, seminars, symposia, lectures, and fora. Special attention is given to promoting understanding between and among faith communities, focusing especially on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."
http://moses.creighton.edu/CSRS/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Institute for Global Engagement
"The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) promotes sustainable environments for religious freedom worldwide. As a faith-based organization, IGE believes firmly in universal human dignity and is committed to the protection of all faiths through the rule of law. IGE pursues this mission with a balanced approach, encouraging governments to protect religious freedom (top-down engagement) and equipping citizens to exercise that right responsibly (bottom-up engagement)."
http://www.globalengage.org/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
•  Religious ethics
web Ethics and Public Policy Center
"The Ethics and Public Policy Center was established in 1976 to clarify and reinforce the bond between the Judeo-Christian moral tradition and the public debate over domestic and foreign policy issues. Its program includes research, writing, publication, and conferences. The Center affirms the political relevance of the great Western ethical imperatives--respect for the dignity of every person, individual freedom and responsibility, justice, the rule of law, and limited government. It maintains that moral reasoning is an essential complement to empirical calculation in the shaping of public policy."
http://www.eppc.org/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
•  Religious ethics
web Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics
"The Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics was created in 1997 to continue the work of integrating Christian faith and politics advanced by its namesake, educator and public servant Paul B. Henry."
http://www.calvin.edu/henry/
•  Religion and politics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Anscombe Bioethics Centre
"The Anscombe Bioethics Centre is a Roman Catholic academic institute that engages with the moral questions arising in clinical practice and biomedical research. It brings to bear on those questions principles of natural law, virtue ethics, and the teaching of the Catholic Church, and seeks to develop the implications of that teaching for emerging fields of practice. The Centre engages in scholarly dialogue with academics and practitioners of other traditions. It contributes to public policy debates as well as to debates and consultations within the Church. It runs educational programmes for, and gives advice to, Catholics and other interested healthcare professionals and biomedical scientists."
http://www.bioethics.org.uk/
•  Biomedical ethics -- Religious aspects
•  Catholic Church
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Martin Marty Center
"Through a variety of consultations, conferences, and publications, the Center brings scholarly perspectives to bear on religious questions facing the wider public, while encouraging scholars to situate their academic questions within a broader cultural frame of reference."
http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martin-marty-center
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Millsaps Faith and Work Initiative
"The Millsaps Faith & Work Initiative cultivates passionate and compassionate leaders for the future. Students explore their personal and professional futures in relation to issues of ethics, values, faith, and the common good and learn to build lives and careers that serve not only their own self-interest but greater goods as well."
http://www.millsaps.edu/faithwrk/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religious ethics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Faith Trust Institute
"FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith organization working to end sexual and domestic violence. We provide communities and advocates with the tools and knowledge they need to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse. FaithTrust Institute works with many communities, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Buddhist, Jewish, Latino/a, Muslim, Black, Anglo, Indigenous, Protestant and Roman Catholic. Founded in 1977 by the Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, FaithTrust Institute offers a wide range of services and resources, including training, consultation and educational materials."
http://faithtrustinstitute.org/
•  Pastoral ministry
•  Sexual ethics -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
"The Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture is a non-profit, interdisciplinary research center at the University of Virginia. Through a wide-ranging program of research, writing, graduate training, lectureships, and conferences, the Institute investigates contemporary cultural change and its implications for individuals and for society. Committed to analysis not advocacy, the Institute offers critical insights and resources to those concerned with responding creatively and constructively to the challenges posted by our time." Executive director of the Institute is James Davison Hunter.
http://www.virginia.edu/iasc/
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
•  United States -- Religion
top site web Hartford Institute for Religion Research
"This website has 3 primary purposes: 1) To present summaries of current religion research by Hartford Institute for Religion Research faculty as well as the research done by other sociologists of religion. 2) By making this research available online, we hope to educate pastors, denominational leaders, religion reporters and the general public in a better understanding of research on religion in order to help create stronger communities of faith and a more informed society. 3) Finally, we hope to assist the site's users in understanding the use of statistics and poll data, designing church web sites, on searching the web for information, and the implications of the Internet on religious life."
http://hirr.hartsem.edu/index.html
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
•  Religions -- Statistics
•  United States -- Religion
web Catherine of Siena Institute
"The Catherine of Siena Institute is an affiliated ministry of the Western Dominican Province dedicated to equipping parishes for the evangelization and formation of lay Catholics for the sake of their mission to the world. The Institute provides innovative resources and programming that are faithful to the teaching of the Church and will enable parishes to become lively and dynamic centers of evangelization and formation."
http://comune.siena.org/
•  Catholic Church
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute of Archaeology (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
This site offers information about the academic programs and field work of the Institute.
http://archaeology.huji.ac.il/
•  Archaeology
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Christian Studies
"The CCS seeks to promote Christian thought and action by fostering four goals: To produce excellent faculty scholarship from a Christian perspective. To build bridges between the work of Christian scholars and its application in the Christian Church and society. To engage members of the larger academic community and leaders in both the Christian Church and broader culture in consideration of Christian perspectives on important disciplinary, interdisciplinary and social issues. To enrich the educational and scholarly experience of faculty and students at Gordon College."
http://www.gordon.edu/ccs/
•  Christianity
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
"The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame conducts educational, research, and outreach programs on international peace. The Institute's programs emphasize international norms and institutions; religious, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of peace; conflict transformation; and social, economic, and environmental justice."
http://www.nd.edu/~krocinst/
•  War and peace -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web United States Institute of Peace
"The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created and funded by Congress to strengthen the nation's capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. Established in 1984, the Institute meets its congressional mandate through an array of programs, including grants, fellowships, conferences and workshops, library services, publications, and other educational activities. The Institute's Board of Directors is appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate."
http://www.usip.org/
•  War and peace -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
"The Feinstein Center is dedicated to pursuing new avenues for research and teaching in the field of American Jewish history. It sponsors conferences, symposia, academic fellowships, publications, and public events all devoted to new approaches to understanding the many dimensions of Jewish experience in the United States." Located at Temple University.
http://www.cla.temple.edu/feinsteincenter/
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for the Study of Science and Religion
"To reconsider the large question -- is the natural normative? -- from both scientific and religious perspectives at once, and to examine the social, medical and political implications of our current inability to reach a single answer, the Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR) was founded in the summer of 1999 with support from the Office of the Executive Vice Provost of Columbia University. It is an interdisciplinary, inter-school, collaborative forum for the examination of issues lying at the boundary of the scientific and religious ways of comprehending the world and our place in it."
http://cssr.ei.columbia.edu/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Southwest Institute on Religion and Civil Society
"SIRCS at the University of New Mexico was founded to promote broadly accessible public dialogue and focused scholarly research regarding the intersection of religion and democracy in the contemporary world. We examine the underpinnings of democratic life in the culture, institutions, and political & economic relations of contemporary society, in the American Southwest, in the United States, and around the world."
http://www.sircs.unm.edu/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion and politics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Lonergan Institute (Wash. D.C.)
"Our educational and research projects will focus upon three areas. First, as a training institute for theology, we will nurture the Church's theological apostolate by fostering the religious, personal, moral, and intellectual context in which a person develops theology. We will use Lonergan's theology as a unifying context to advance both the theory and practice of Catholic theology in a manner that faithfully respects the tradition while genuinely responding to the call of aggiornamento issued by the Second Vatican Council. Second, we will address current cultural and social issues by translating Lonergan's analyses into the needs of daily life. Third, as a resource center for education, we will address the foundations and nature of all stages of Catholic education."
http://www.lonergan.org/
•  Lonergan, Bernard, 1904-1984
•  Religion -- Audio resources
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Billy Graham Center Archives
This website provides information about the career of Billy Graham, and about Christian evangelism more generally. The Oral History Exhibit features RealAudio interviews with various missionaries and evangelists. Maintained at Wheaton College in Illinois.
http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/archhp1.html
•  Evangelicalism
•  Evangelism
•  Graham, Billy, 1918-
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Methodist Studies
"The Center for Methodist Studies at Bridwell Library was established in 1984 to encourage research, study, and reflection upon the Methodist movement, including the sources that influenced its origin, the forces that shaped its development, and the fea tures that determine its character and influence. To foster these goals, the Center sponsors and supports a variety of programs, publications, and exhibitions." Maintained at Southern Methodist University.
http://www.smu.edu/bridwell/methodiststudies/methodiststudies.htm
•  Methodism
•  United States -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for the Study of Religious Freedom
"The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom is grounded in Virginia Wesleyan College’s commitment to a rigorous liberal arts education and its United Methodist heritage. The Center does not advocate any particular political or religious perspective. Rather, it seeks to promote deeper understanding of religious freedom through academic research, interdisciplinary study, informal discussion with students and community members, and interfaith dialogue. Through its program initiatives, the Center seeks to educate both the mind and the heart, and to transform individuals and communities as people discover their common human experiences, hopes and needs, while learning to live respectfully and peacefully with their profound differences."
http://www.vwc.edu/center-for-the-study-of-religious-freedom/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for the Study of Religion
"The objective of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University is to encourage greater intellectual exchange and interdisciplinary scholarly studies about religion among faculty and students in the humanities and social sciences. The Center is committed to scholarly research and teaching that examines religion comparatively and empirically in its diverse historical and contemporary manifestations."
http://www.princeton.edu/csr/
•  United States -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
"The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture is a research and public outreach institute devoted to the promotion of the understanding of the relation between religion and other features of American culture. Established in 1989, the Center is based in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis."
http://www.iupui.edu/~raac/
•  United States -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals
"The Institute was established to encourage and support research on evangelical Christianity in the United States and Canada. Located at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, the ISAE seeks to help evangelicals develop a mature understanding of their own heritage and to inform others about evangelicals' historical significance and contemporary role." This site provides information about the activities of the Institute, as well as research helps for those studying evangelicalism.
http://isae.wheaton.edu/
•  Evangelicalism
•  United States -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Louisville Institute
"The Louisville Institute is a Lilly Endowment-funded program based at Louisville Seminary supporting those who lead and study American religious institutions. The fundamental mission of the Louisville Institute is to enrich the religious life of American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions, by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them, so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the other."
http://www.louisville-institute.org/
•  United States -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Material History of American Religion Project
"More than just ideas and institutions, religion in America is a rich mixture of objects, behaviors and people. The Material History of American Religion Project studies the history of American religion in all its complexity by focusing on material objects and economic themes. Working with religious leaders, it helps contemporary religious communities with their economic concerns by placing those concerns within an historical context. Finally, the Project encourages further investigations into the religious lives of Americans by paying attention to material and economic questions." Maintained at Vanderbilt University.
http://www.materialreligion.org/
•  United States -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for the Study of Law and Religion
"The CSLR at Emory University is designed to explore the religious dimensions of law, the legal dimensions of religion, and the interaction of legal and religious ideas, institutions, and methods. The CSLR predicates its work on the belief that religion gives law its spirit and inspires its adherence to ritual, tradition, and justice. Law gives religion its structure and encourages its devotion to order, organization, and orthodoxy. Law and religion share such ideas as fault, obligation, and covenant and such methods as ethics, rhetoric, and textual interpretation. Law and religion also balance each other by counterpoising justice and mercy, rule and equity, discipline and love."
http://cslr.law.emory.edu/
•  Religion and law
•  Religion and politics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Weyerhaeuser Center for Faith & Learning
"The Weyerhaeuser Center at Whitworth College aspires to be nationally recognized for innovative programs designed to promote Christian scholarship, effective faith-learning integration in and out of the classroom, greater spiritual depth in students, renewal of clergy and education for laity, and a better understanding of the dynamic between religion and culture in the Pacific Northwest."
http://www.whitworth.edu/FaithCenter/Index.aspx
•  Religion and culture
•  Religious education
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Medieval Studies
"The emphases on intellectual diversity, depth of study, and rigorous scholarship that underlie the degree and outreach programs of the Center resonate strongly with Fordham's Jesuit tradition and institutional goals, particularly with its dedication to teaching and to close student-faculty interaction, with its devotion to scholarship and ethical values, and with its stress on critical thinking and communication. Through such activities as its lecture series, annual conferences, web sites, newsletters, regular social gatherings, and participation in the New York City Doctoral Consortium, the Center for Medieval Studies provides a community of scholarship for all those interested in the middle ages."
http://www.fordham.edu/mvst/
•  Christianity -- Middle ages
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Dialogue Institute
"The Dialogue Institute works to transform the world into a global community by fostering interreligious and intercultural scholarship, understanding and cooperation. A nonprofit organization founded at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) in 1978, the Dialogue Institute trains religious, civic and academic leaders in the skills of critical thinking and respectful dialogue so that they can build sustained relationships across lines of religious and cultural difference. Global and inclusive, the Dialogue Institute provides resources and creates networks of support among all those engaged in interreligious dialogue and action around the world."
http://institute.jesdialogue.org/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University
"The Boniuk Institute’s mission is to understand and achieve religious tolerance by using innovative methods while: 1) conducting multidisciplinary academically rigorous research; 2) delivering educational programming to Rice students and the Houston Community; 3) spearheading public outreach efforts and fostering dialogue within the community."
https://boniuk.rice.edu/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
"The Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism is widely recognized as the leading center for the historical study of Roman Catholicism in the United States. The public role of the Center encompasses providing resources and critical commentary for media coverage of U.S. Catholicism and collaborating with church leaders and pastoral workers to enhance the vitality of Catholic life in the United States. In all aspects of its mission--research, teaching and faculty development, and public service--the Cushwa Center seeks interdisciplinary and ecumenical cooperation."
http://www.nd.edu/~cushwa/
•  Catholic Church
•  United States -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life
Located at the University of California Santa Barbara, "the Capps Center seeks to advance discussion of issues related to ethics, values and public life and to encourage non-partisan, non-sectarian civic participation. Because of the Center's location on the West Coast, issues arising out of, or influenced by this highly globalized region receive special attention, among them: the challenges of pluralism; the transnational movement of peoples, cultures, and belief systems; war, violence, and the possibilities of peace; environmental ethics; indigenous populations, religion and politics; moral and ethical debates, civic engagement, and the role of religious influences generally in society."
http://www.cappscenter.ucsb.edu/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
•  Religious ethics
web Center for Religion and Media
"The Center’s goal is to develop and broaden interdisciplinary and cross-cultural scholarship, pedagogy, and public knowledge of religion and media at New York University. While this project was conceived before September 11, that event and its aftermath have dramatized the need for understanding the spread of religious ideas and practices through a variety of media." Located at New York University.
http://www.nyu.edu/fas/center/religionandmedia/
•  Religion and journalism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Boisi Center for Religion & American Public Life
"The goal of the Boisi Center is to create opportunities where a community of scholars, policy makers, media and religious leaders in the Boston area and nationally can connect in conversations and scholarly reflection around issues at the intersection of religion and American public life. The hope is that such conversations can help to clarify the moral and normative consequences of public policies in ways that can help us to maintain the common good, while respecting our growing religious diversity."
http://www.bc.edu/centers/boisi/
•  Religion and politics
•  United States -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life
"The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life was established at Trinity College in 1996 to advance knowledge and understanding of the varied roles that religious movements, institutions, and ideas play in the contemporary world; to explore challenges posed by religious pluralism and tensions between religious and secular values; and to examine the influence of religion on politics, civic culture, family life, gender roles, and other issues in the United States and elsewhere in the world."
http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/centers/GreenbergCenter/Pages/default.aspx
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion and politics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center on Faith in Communities
"The Center on Faith in Communities seeks to inspire, educate, equip, and resource the Christian community for the work of mercy and justice among the poor." The Center is directed by Amy Sherman.
http://www.centeronfic.org/
•  Religion and economics
•  Religion -- Relief and development work
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Center for Studies on New Religions
"CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions, is an international network of associations of scholars working in the field of new religious movements. Its director is the Italian scholar Massimo Introvigne. CESNUR is independent from any religious group, Church, denomination or association."
http://www.cesnur.org/
•  New religious movements
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web CURA - Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs
"The Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA) at Boston University is an academic research and teaching center. Its purpose is to explore the place of culture (in the usual social-scientific sense of beliefs, values and lifestyles) on the world scene, with special attention to religion as a central component of culture."
http://www.bu.edu/cura/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Jain Study Circle
"The Jain Study Circle was set up 19 years ago with the aim of propagation of the fundamental principles of the Jain religion among Jains, especially Jain youth."
http://www.jainstudy.org/
•  Jainism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Theology & the Natural Sciences
"The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) strives to bridge these two disciplines. CTNS is a non-profit international membership organization dedicated to research, teaching and public service. It focuses on the relation between contemporary physics, cosmology, technology, environmental studies, evolutionary and molecular biology and Christian theology and ethics." The Center is affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; it places significant emphasis on developing courses and programs in religion and science. Center Director is Robert Russell.
http://www.ctns.org/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute for Theological Encounter with Science & Technology
"We are an organization committed to ongoing dialog among contemporary thinkers, assessing developments in science and technology for their theological implications and to apply religious values to scientific processes."
http://www.faithscience.org/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute on Religion in an Age of Science
"IRAS is a non-denominational, independent society with three purposes: to promote creative efforts leading to the formulation, in the light of contemporary knowledge, of effective doctrines and practices for human welfare; to formulate dynamic and positive relationships between the concepts developed by science and the goals and hopes of humanity expressed through religion; to state human values and contemporary knowledge in such universal and valid terms that they may be understood by all peoples, whatever their cultural background and experience, and provide a basis for world-wide cooperation."
http://www.iras.org/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Metanexus Institute
"The Metanexus Institute advances research, education and outreach on the constructive engagement of science and religion. We seek to create an enduring intellectual and social movement by collaborating with persons and communities from diverse religious traditions and scientific disciplines. In a spirit of humility and with a deep concern for intellectual rigor, the Metanexus Institute promotes a balanced and exploratory dialogue between science and religion. While mindful of the complexities of this endeavor, we work to develop integrative approaches that enrich the domains of both science and religion."
http://www.metanexus.net/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Zygon Center for Religion and Science
"The Center is dedicated to relating religious traditions and scientific knowledge in order to gain insight into the origins, nature, and future of humans and their environment, and to realize the common goal of a world in which love, justice, and ecologically responsible styles of living prevail."
http://zygoncenter.org/
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism
"The mission of the Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism is: To research and reflect theologically on Latino/a Catholicism and its impact on the overall U.S. (western) Catholic Church, and to do so in a systematic, ecumenical, multiperspectival, interdisciplinary, intercultural and critical manner." Located at the University of San Diego.
http://www.sandiego.edu/theo/Latino-Cath/index.php
•  Catholic Church
•  Hispanic Americans -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute for Latino Studies (University of Notre Dame)
"The Institute seeks to enhance interdisciplinary study and research in Latino studies as a vital component of the University’s academic mission. The Institute is committed to maintaining a balance among research, education, and outreach in a distinctively Catholic tradition."
http://www.nd.edu/~latino/
•  Hispanic Americans -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
"The Ricci Institute, founded in 1984 as a nonprofit interdisciplinary research center, promotes, in the spirit of Matteo Ricci, the encounter of Chinese culture and Christian faith."
http://usf.usfca.edu/ricci//
•  China -- Religion
•  Christianity
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Faith & Culture in Oxford, England
"The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts maintains a Center for Faith & Culture. Oxford is an ideal setting for the recovery of the rich legacy of Catholic and Christian humanism, being associated with the towering Oxford figures of John Henry Newman, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, whose work—along with that of G.K. Chesterton—can be studied at the Center for Faith & Culture."
http://www.thomasmorecollege.edu/?page_id=310
•  Christianity
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute of Native American Studies
This web site provides information about the activities of the Institute, located at the University of Georgia.
http://www.uga.edu/inas/
•  Native Americans -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute of Buddhist Studies
"The Institute of Buddhist Studies is a seminary and graduate school affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union and associated with the Buddhist Churches of America. IBS offers a systematic educational program specializing in Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies and culminating in a fully accredited Master of Arts degree which is jointly administered with the GTU (Berkeley, California)."
http://www.shin-ibs.edu/
•  Buddhism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Religion in Canada Institute
"The Religion in Canada Institute is an interdisciplinary research centre and intellectual community of scholars at Trinity Western University committed to understanding the multifaceted role of religion in Canada for culture, individuals, and social institutions."
http://www.twu.ca/research/institutes-and-centres/university-institutes/religion-in-canada-institute/default.html
•  Canada -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web IRIZ: The International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism at HanaZono University
"The IRIZ was established to promote basic research on Zen Buddhism, support interdisciplinary research in related fields, train scholars in Zen studies, issue publications relating to Zen, organize research materials, and encourage international scholarly exchange."
http://iriz.hanazono.ac.jp/index.en.html
•  Buddhism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies
"Established at Fordham University in 2001, The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies is an inter-disciplinary center sponsoring a four-fold set of programs: national conferences to which scholars are invited to discuss with each other - - and with various publics -- issues of Catholic belief and culture in the United States; public lectures on a wide range of topics; faculty seminars in the various schools and divisions of the University; and an undergraduate interdisciplinary certificate program."
http://www.fordham.edu/cs/
•  Catholic Church
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
•  United States -- Religion
web "Billy Graham Center for Evangelism"
"Designs and implements evangelism training and promotes strategic evangelism thinking for Christian leaders. We identify and develop women and men who are champions of evangelism. Partnering with other agencies, we work to stimulate churches, leaders, scholars, preachers and teachers toward more effective and intentional evangelism."
http://www.wheaton.edu/BGCE
•  Evangelism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
"The Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is the only institution in the world devoted exclusively to post-doctoral research on Jewish civilization in all its historical and cultural manifestations."
http://www.cjs.upenn.edu/
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies--University of Minnesota
This site offers a Virtual Museum of Holocaust and Genocide Art; Histories, Narratives, Documents; Educational Resources; Links and Bibliography.
http://www.chgs.umn.edu/
•  Judaism -- Holocaust
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies
"The ICJS is an educational organization which addresses the contemporary challenges of religious pluralism by helping to shape a new relationship between Christians and Jews. Through careful and in depth studies of their sacred writings and traditions, the Institute enables clergy and lay leaders: To reexamine the meaning of their religious assumptions, particularly about one another; To question the theological distortions and misconceptions which have contributed to historical conflict between Christians and Jews; To develop the resources within their respective communities which inspire both Christians and Jews to appreciate the legitimacy and distinctiveness of each religion."
http://www.icjs.org/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Kaballah: Bnei Barach World Center for Kaballah Studies
This site offers a wide variety of information about the Jewish mystical tradition centering around the Kaballah.
http://www.kabbalah.info/
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Simon Wiesenthal Center
"The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. The Center confronts important contemporary issues including racism, antisemitism, terrorism and genocide and is accredited as an NGO both at the United Nations and UNESCO. With a membership of over 400,000 families, the Center is headquartered in Los Angeles and maintains offices in New York, Toronto, Miami, Jerusalem, Paris and Buenos Aires."
http://www.wiesenthal.com/
•  Judaism -- Holocaust
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web YIVO: Institute for Jewish Research
"YIVO is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Eastern European Jewish heritage. Since its founding in 1925 YIVO has become the world's preeminent research institute and academic center for Eastern European Jewish Studies."
http://www.yivoinstitute.org/
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion
"The leadership of the Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion has an immodest vision for transforming current and future religion-science interactions, a transformation powered by the clarity of its ideas and the quality of its research. Our ultimate aim is to contribute to a revolution in the cultural understanding of religion through rigorous research-based knowledge of its nature and functions in individuals and groups."
http://ibcsr.org/index.php
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion and science
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Buechner Institute
This institute, at King College in Tennessee, seeks to further discussion of Frederick Buechner's works, within a broader concern for relating faith and modern culture.
http://www.buechnerinstitute.org/
•  Buechner, Frederick, 1926-
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Craddock Center
This Center, founded by Fred Craddock, focuses on development work in Appalachia, as well as offering preaching workshops.

http://www.craddockcenter.org/
•  Preaching
•  Religion -- Relief and development work
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
"The Center's mission is to improve relations between the Muslim world and the West and enhance understanding of Muslims in the West. The geographic scope and coverage of the center includes the breadth of the Muslim world, from North Africa to Southeast Asia, as well as Europe and America. During its nine-year existence, the Center has become internationally recognized as a leader in the field of Muslim-Christian relations."
http://acmcu.georgetown.edu/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Islam
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy
"The Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy is a non-profit organization, based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to promoting democracy in the Muslim world. The Center will endeavor to encourage peaceful dialogue and coexistence as the best way to resolve political disputes and disagreements among the various factions in the Muslim countries."
http://www.csidonline.org/index.php
•  Islam
•  Religion and politics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for the Study of Muslim Networks
"Located at Duke University's Franklin Center in Durham, North Carolina, The Center for the Study of Muslim Networks (CSMN) aims to create an interlocking program of visiting fellows and workshops, international conferences, websites and other forms of public awareness and outreach. Plans for publication include a series of working papers available digitally and in book form. CSMN also intends to continue to expand the courses we have offered so far. CSMN will foster collaboration among faculty concerned with Islamic studies from Duke, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Emory University, and several universities from the Muslim world."
http://www.duke.edu/web/muslimnets/index.html
•  Islam
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
"The Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law was established in 1990 at the School of Oriental and African Studies in recognition of the growing importance of law in both its Islamic and Middle Eastern dimensions. The analysis of the various systems of law at work in the Islamic and Middle Eastern world as well as an active interaction with Middle Eastern and Muslim lawmakers and scholars are crucial for the future of stability and for the rule of law in its various forms inside each jurisdiction. In an increasingly small and interdependent world, CIMEL operates as a scholarly legal bridge for research and practice at the crossroads of Islam, the Middle East, and the West." Maintained at the University of London.
http://www.soas.ac.uk/cimel/
•  Islam
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Centre for Applied South Asian Studies
"The Centre aims to provide a ready source of detailed and accurate information about the social, cultural, familial and religious dimensions of the South Asian presence in Britain, as well as in the transnational networks which its members maintain."
http://www.casas.org.uk/
•  Hinduism
•  Islam
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Muktabodha Indological Research Institute
"The Muktabodha Indological Research Institute is dedicated to the study, preservation, and dissemination of the philosophical and religious traditions of India. At the center of Muktabodha's vision is the understanding that these traditions are a unique and irreplaceable spiritual resource. By helping to conserve and develop this valuable resource, the Institute aims to make a significant contribution to the academic community and the world community at large."
http://www.muktabodha.org/
•  Hinduism
•  India -- Religion
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Ramakrishna - Vivekananda Center of New York
"The Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York is an accredited branch of the Ramakrishna Order of India. It was incorporated in 1933 as a non-profit religious organization under the laws of New York State. The Center bases its teachings on the System of Vedanta, which combines both the religion and philosophy of the Hindus, especially as explained by Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886), his wife and spiritual companion Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi (1853-1920) and his disciple Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) and demonstrated in their lives."
http://www.ramakrishna.org/
•  Hinduism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research
"The Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research seeks to discern the meaning of Christian identity and unity in a religiously and culturally diverse nation and world, and to communicate that meaning for the mission of the church and the renewal of human community. The Institute is committed to research, study, prayer, reflection, and dialogue, in a place shaped by the Benedictine tradition of worship and work."
http://www.collegevilleinstitute.org/
•  Christianity -- Ecumenism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Jacques Maritain Center
At the University of Notre Dame.
http://maritain.nd.edu/jmc/
•  Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web John Paul II Institute for Marriage & Family - Melbourne
This web site offers information about the activities of the institute.
http://www.jp2institute.org/
•  Biomedical ethics -- Religious aspects
•  Catholic Church
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center on Religion & the Professions
"The Center on Religion & the Professions works to improve religious literacy among professionals, to help them serve a diverse public. We improve the religious literacy of professionals by: Supporting ground-breaking research on how religion affects people and encouraging its use by the appropriate professionals; Creating resources and training programs to improve religious literacy among professionals; Developing and testing curriculum about religion for all disciplines; Presenting public forums and discussions to improve professionals' and the public's understanding of religion." Located at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
http://www.religionandprofessions.org/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion and economics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Notre Dame Center for Liturgy
"Rooted in the teaching and practice of the Roman Catholic Church, expressed in the documents and decrees of the Second Vatican Council, the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame seeks to support and enrich the liturgical life of the Church through scholarly research and pastoral education."
http://liturgy.nd.edu/
•  Catholic Church
•  Liturgics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Health
"We exist to assist Southern Baptist churches and entities in developing and implementing strategies for effective evangelism and measurable church growth."
http://www.leavellcenter.com/
•  Baptists
•  Evangelism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for New Testament Textual Studies
"The Center for New Testament Textual Studies, founded in 1998, is a research center devoted to the collation and analysis of the New Testament text in the Greek manuscripts. The Center especially emphasizes the study of the Greek minuscule manuscripts of the New Testament, but other projects are also undertaken."
http://www.nobts.edu/CNTTS/Default.html
•  Bible -- N.T. -- Greek language
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web DayCenter for Church Planting
"At the DayCenter for Church Planting, we help church planters, church plant teams, and sponsor churches to reach an area for Christ. Our principles come from the Bible and time-tested practices of successful businesses and church plants."
http://www.daycenteronline.com/
•  Ecclesiology
•  Evangelism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Archaeological Research
"The Center for Archaeological Research serves to encourage the scholarly development and research of the Seminary faculty, and to train and inspire a new generation of biblical scholars to engage in current research in the disciplines of biblical archaeology and biblical studies." Located at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
http://www.nobts.edu/ArchaeologyCenter/
•  Archaeology
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Global Missions Center
"The vision of the Global Missions Center is to research effective global mission strategies, train Christians for global missions service, resource global mission Christians, and reach the globally unreached with the gospel." Located at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
http://www.nobts.edu/GlobalMissions/Default.html
•  Missions
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program at UC Berkeley
"The Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program at UC Berkeley promotes multidisciplinary research and programming by organizing lectures and conferences, encouraging student and faculty research, and serving as a hub for community members interested in understanding how the forces of religion, politics, and globalization interact in the modern world."
http://rpgp.berkeley.edu/
•  Religion and anthropology / sociology
•  Religion and politics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute on Religion and Democracy
"The IRD is an ecumenical alliance of U.S. Christians working to reform our churches' social witness, in accord with biblical and historic teachings, thereby contributing to the renewal of democratic society at home and abroad."
http://www.theird.org/
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion and politics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Baptist Studies
"Concentrating on Baptists in North America, The Center for Baptist Studies at Mercer University: sponsors and encourages the scholarly study of Baptists through instruction, research, publication, and collection of historical materials, seeks to strengthen Baptists’ understanding of their historical place in the broader Christian Church, and interprets issues and trends in contemporary Baptist life and American culture."
http://www.centerforbaptiststudies.org/
•  Baptists
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Westar Institute
"Among the many Westar seminars and projects, the best-known is the Jesus Seminar. The Jesus Seminar, with more than two hundred participating scholars, has attempted to distinguish fact from fiction in the words and deeds ascribed to Jesus in the gospels. Westar's collaborative scholarly research also includes the Paul Seminar, which is investigating the letters attributed to Paul, and a Canon Seminar, which is reviewing the books assigned to the New Testament. A Creeds Seminar and an Acts Seminar are scheduled to begin deliberations in 1999."
http://www.westarinstitute.org/
•  Bible -- N.T. -- Gospels and Acts
•  Jesus Christ
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Howard V. and Edna H. Hong Kierkegaard Library
"The Library is a special collection of St. Olaf College which serves anyone interested in the writings and ideas of Soren Kierkegaard, the 19th-century Danish philosopher, and related thinkers. The collection includes approximately 10,000 book volumes some of which are a collection of editions matching those owned by Kierkegaard himself. The Library also offers collections of periodical articles, newspaper articles, and archival materials related to Kierkegaard studies."
http://www.stolaf.edu/collections/kierkegaard/
•  Kierkegaard, Soren, 1813-1855
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web International Pentecostal Holiness Church Archives and Research Center
This site offers materials relating to the history of pentecostalism.
http://iphc.org/archives
•  Pentecostalism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
"The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, aims to promote scholarly study of the theology, history, and practice of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in local congregations."
http://www.calvin.edu/worship/
•  Liturgics
•  Protestantism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Center for Millenial Studies
"The Center for Millennial Studies proposes to accomplish three major tasks: to gather and archive the vast "harvest" of apocalyptic literature that is appearing at the turn of the second Christian millennium; to collect and edit documents from earlier such times; and to encourage, through publications, conferences, and research, the study and analysis of apocalyptic thought, the millenarian movements it generates, and the kinds of mutations that they must undergo in order to adjust to the (inevitable) return to normal time." Maintained at Boston University.
http://www.mille.org/
•  Apocalyptic thought and millennialism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Oxford Centre for Missions Studies
"Truly international in its leadership, fully interdenominational in its reach, and deeply evangelical from its roots to its mission, OCMS brings the world’s church together under one roof to research, reflect and respond to challenges faced across cultures and in the varying economic, social and political contexts in which Christians operate. For almost thirty years church leaders, mission and development professionals, and global Christian scholars have met under this roof and have sought to better understand how to bring the transforming nature of their faith to effect change in the lives of those they serve."
http://www.ocms.ac.uk/content/
•  Missions
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Latimer Trust
"The Latimer Trust is dedicated to providing biblical input and a considered response to significant issues within the Christian community and elsewhere. The Trust is continuing and developing the work of Latimer House which was founded in Oxford, England, during the 1960s. The particular focus of our ministry is the Church of England yet we rejoice that our materials can be used amongst the people of God wherever they are."
http://www.latimertrust.org/
•  Anglican Communion
•  Evangelicalism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Thomas More Institute
"The Thomas More Institute is a forum for civil discourse and for challenging inadequate thinking about public policy. It offers a platform for principled engagement with issues of contemporary intellectual and social concern and seeks to make a positive impact upon debate and decision-making. Its name is drawn from one who in his own time notably integrated private life, humanistic interests, professional work, public office and spirituality."
http://www.thomasmoreinstitute.org.uk/
•  More, Thomas, 1477-1535
•  Religion and politics
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health, and Ethics
"Religious Consultation is an international, multi-faith network of progressive feminist religious scholars and leaders. We seek out the positive, renewable moral energies of our faith traditions, directing them to the issues of population, consumption, ecology, reproductive health and the empowerment of women."
http://www.religiousconsultation.org/
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
•  Religious ethics
•  Women -- Religious aspects
web Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal: Ave Maria University
"The Center encourages academic scholarship that assists the Church in communicating the Wisdom of Christ to the contemporary world. The projects of the Center focus particularly upon identifying ways of drawing St. Thomas Aquinas’s vibrant theological and philosophical contributions into the conversations and debates that are ongoing today in the fields of theology, philosophy, and biblical studies. The Center seeks to develop a community of scholars worldwide who share a metaphysical and biblical vision of theology."
http://www.avemaria.edu/Centers/AquinasCenterforTheologicalRenewal.aspx
•  Aquinas, St. Thomas, 1225-1274
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Tam Institute for Jewish Studies
"The establishment of Emory University’s Institute for Jewish Studies in February 1999 gave institutional recognition to the university’s strength in the study of Jewish life and culture, and signaled Emory’s intention to become the premier site for Jewish Studies in the southeastern United States."
http://www.js.emory.edu/
•  Judaism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture
"The Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture was established in 2005 to advance understanding of the role of secular values and the process of secularization in contemporary society and culture. Nonpartisan and multidisciplinary, the Institute conducts academic research, sponsors curriculum development, and presents public events." An institute at Trinity College in Connecticut.
http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/centers/isssc/Pages/default.aspx
•  Philosophy and religion
•  Religion and culture
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College
"The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College is an expansive home for thinking about and in the spirit of Hannah Arendt. The Arendt Center's double mission is, first, to sponsor and support the highest quality scholarship on Hannah Arendt and her work; and, second, to be an intellectual incubator for engaged humanities thinking at Bard College and beyond, thinking that elevates and deepens the public argument that is the bedrock of our democracy."
http://www.bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter/
•  Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Lonergan Institute at Boston College
"The Lonergan Center at Boston College is the 'living memorial' established in 1986 to honor one of B.C.’s most distinguished teachers. The Lonergan Center houses a wide-ranging collection of Lonergan’s published and unpublished works, together with monographs, dissertations, and articles about Lonergan, as well as books and periodicals relevant to Lonergan scholarship."
http://bclonergan.org/
•  Lonergan, Bernard, 1904-1984
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Ruth Institute - Making Marriage Cool
"Core Values of the Ruth Institute: Marriage as the proper context for sex and childrearing; Respect for the contributions of men to the family; Marriage as a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman;    Lifelong spousal cooperation as a solution to women’s aspirations for career and family; Cooperation, not competition, between men and women."



http://www.ruthinstitute.org/
•  Sexual ethics -- Religious aspects
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
top site web Center for First Third Ministry
"The Center for First Third Ministry at Luther Seminary exists to equip ministry leaders and congregations to faithfully and effectively minister with children, youth, young adults and families. We do that by developing: solid theological understandings; faithful and vibrant ministry strategies; known best practices; and well-informed and skilled leadership for faith communities as they serve the world."
http://www.firstthird.org/
•  Religious education
•  Youth ministry
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Centre of Jaina Studies
"The aim of the Centre of Jaina Studies is to promote the study of Jaina religion and culture by providing an interdisciplinary platform for academic research, teaching and publication in the field of Jaina Studies." Located at the University of London.
http://www.soas.ac.uk/jainastudies/
•  Jainism
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning
"The Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning is a collaborative enterprise of the University of St. Thomas and Saint John’s University (MN), and it also serves the College of Saint Benedict (MN), which shares a common curriculum with Saint John's. Its mission is to promote interfaith learning, friendship, and service among people of various religions."
http://www.stthomas.edu/jpc/
•  Interreligious dialogue
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
web Centre of Eric Voegelin Studies
This center is located at Ghent University in Belgium.
http://www.evs.ugent.be/node/368
•  Voegelin, Eric, 1901-1985
•  Religion -- Centers and institutes
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