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Institutes and Organizations
PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute)
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to conducting independent research at the intersection of religion, culture, and public policy. PRRI’s research explores and illuminates America’s changing cultural, religious, and political landscape. PRRI’s mission is to help journalists, scholars, pundits, thought leaders, clergy, and the general public better understand debates on public policy issues, and the important cultural and religious dynamics shaping American society and politics.
Hartford Institute for Religion Research
Hartford Seminary's Hartford Institute for Religion Research has a thirty-four year record of rigorous, policy-relevant research, anticipation of emerging issues and commitment to the creative dissemination of learning. This record has earned the Institute an international reputation as an important bridge between the scholarly community and the practice of faith.
Center for Religion and Civic Culture
As a research center at the University of Southern California, the Center for Religion and Civic Culture is committed to developing knowledge about how religion shapes people and the world. CRCC’s work is grounded in the empirical study of religion, bringing together a creative team of researchers, journalists and religious leaders in a collaborative environment. Our goal is to bring academic research and community knowledge together to create a positive impact in society.
The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture was established in 1989 to explore the connection between religion and other aspects of American culture. We are a research and public outreach institute that supports the ongoing scholarly discussion of the nature, terms, and dynamics of religion in America. As a program of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the Center pursues its aim as part of the mission of liberal and humane learning.
The Pluralism Project
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University studies and interprets the changing religious landscape of the United States. We conduct research with the help of students, in collaboration with others in our field, and in partnership with religious communities and interfaith organizations. Our award-winning educational resources are informed by this ongoing research.
Sociology of Religion section, American Sociological Association
The purpose of the Section on Sociology of Religion is to encourage and enhance research, teaching, and other professional concerns in the study of religion and society. The Section seeks to promote communication, collaboration and consultation among scholars in the field of the sociology of religion.
International Society for the Sociology of Religion
The ISSR was founded in Leuven, Belgium in 1948 as the "Conférence Internationale de Sociologie Religieuse" (International Conference for Religious Sociology). After several years of meeting as a confessional organization, with members from mostly European countries, it reconstituted itself as a worldwide scientific organization devoted to understanding the relationship between religion and society.
Association for the Sociology of Religion
The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) is an international scholarly association that seeks to advance theory and research in the sociology of religion. Formed in 1938 as the American Catholic Sociological Society, ASR traces its roots to scholars in search of a hospitable place for both empirical study and social criticism animated by the social teachings of the church.
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion: SSSR
The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) is an interdisciplinary academic association that stimulates, promotes, and communicates social scientific research about religious institutions and experiences
Featured Resource: World Religions and Spirituality Project
World Religions and Spirituality Project
WRSP is an international scholarly consortium that collaboratively assembles and disseminates information on alternative and emerging religious and spiritual groups around the world. WRSP also offers supporting teaching and learning resources for educational purposes.