Featured Grants

Featured Grants

Measuring the Spiritual Dimension of Art

Kutter Callaway, Baylor University

Religions Can't Be Tamed

Pascal Boyer, Washington University in St. Louis

Groups Create Markers of Identity

Elaine Howard Ecklund & John Evans, in partnership with Issachar Fund

An Evolutionary Perspective

Dominic Johnson & Michael Price, in partnership with Issachar Fund

Mapping the Imagination

Judith Wolfe, University of St Andrews

Science is a Gift from God

David Wilkinson, Durham University

The Art of Spiritual Calling

Aaron Rosen, Wesley Theological Seminary

Accountability is Relational Responsibility

C. Stephen Evans, Baylor University

The Culture of Schooling

Cristine Legare, The University of Texas at Austin in partnership with Issachar Fund

Seeking the Acoustic Signature of Transcendence

Jonathan Berger, Stanford University

Story is Building Bridges

Garth Japhet, The Heartlines Centre NPC

Science is for Monks

Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Emory University

Unveiling the Heart of 100 Humanitarians

Donald E. Miller, University of Southern California

Horror as Religious Experience

Jonathan Greenaway, University of Chester

The Most Christian Continent: Africa

Retief Müller, Calvin University

Science, Faith, and France’s Future Generations

Lydia Jaeger, Institut Biblique de Nogent-sur-Marne

Desire for God is Human Nature

Fiona Ellis, University of Roehampton

Movies and Moral Understanding

Carl Plantinga, Calvin University

Coming to Terms with Art

Anjan Chatterjee, The University of Pennsylvania

Multi-Faith Relationships Change Everything

Bob Roberts, Jr., GlocalNet

Clarity is a Virtue

Alan J. Torrance, University of St Andrews

The Saint is Our Evidence

Robert MacSwain, The University of the South

Theology Needs Continental Philosophy

Judith Wolfe, University of St Andrews

Words Are Not Enough

Garrick V. Allen, Dublin City University

Religious Freedom Starts with One Voice

Wade Kusack, Love Your Neighbor Community

Advancing the Study of Religion

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame

Art Brings Us Closer to Truth

Robert Lawrence Kuhn, The Kuhn Foundation

Where Faith, Ethics, & Medicine Meet

Aasim Padela, University of Chicago

Work and Purpose Aren't Enemies

Matt Bloom, University of Notre Dame

There is Beauty in Science

Brandon Vaidyanathan, The Catholic University of America

Ancient Wisdom For A Modern World

Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Emory University

The Young Muslim's Guide

Nidhal Guessoum, American University of Sharjah

The Spiritual Edge

Judy Silber, KALW Public Radio

Russian Theology & The Secular University

Kirill Vitalievich Karpov, Universität Innsbruck

Young Muslims Need to Reflect

Nidhal Guessoum, American University of Sharjah

Breaking Ground On Religious Freedom

James Chen, Institute for Global Engagement

Religion and the Social Brain

Michael Reiss, International Society for Science and Religion

Science & The Doctrine of Creation

Tom McCall, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

A Strengths-Based Approach to Religious Freedom

Thomas F Farr, The Religious Freedom Institute, Inc.

Religious Freedom is a Human Right

James Chen, The Institute for Global Engagement

Self-Directed, Civic Participation

Matthew L Aubry, ORG Bahamas Foundation

Lighting the Beacons

Sean Dimond, Untamed.be, LLC

Religious History is Data

Edward Slingerland, University of British Columbia

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Areas of Focus

We're currently exploring several areas of focus, addressing questions such as:

How do people discover and come to a better understanding of spiritual realities? Is the fact that people disagree so much about religion a good thing or a bad thing? Why do people think about the relationship between science and religion in so many different ways, and what factors shape these various approaches? What are the real benefits of religious faith and practice?