Other Centers and Institutes

Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure freedom of religion, including the right to believe or not believe, for all Americans.

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
A non-profit education and advocacy organization promoting religious liberty for all and upholding the principle of church-state separation; offers excellent analysis and resources about current issues.

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
The Boisi Center is affiliated with Boston College. Its purpose is to connect scholars, policy makers, media and religious leaders in conversations and scholarly reflection around issues at the intersection of religion and American public life.

Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
A research and public outreach institute devoted to increasing the understanding of the relation between religion and other features of American culture. The Center is based in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The First Amendment Center
A project of Vanderbilt University; offers research on First Amendment issues and topics, daily First Amendment news, several resources on the First Amendment, and guest analyses by respected legal specialists.

Institute of Bill of Rights Law
A project of the William and Mary School of Law that provides an interdisciplinary for discussing and debating matters of law and policy as a means of increasing our understanding of important constitutional issues.

The Interfaith Alliance
An interfaith advocacy group that seeks to promote democratic values, defend religious liberty, challenge hatred and religious bigotry, and reinvigorate informed civic participation.

Interfaith Youth Core
Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is a national non-profit organization working towards an America where people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions can bridge differences and find common values to build a shared life together. IFYC partners with American colleges and universities, because campus is where educators and students engage the complex ideas that will shape our country’s future. IFYC equips students, educators, and whole institutions with the vision, knowledge, and skills to advance this on campus and far beyond.

International Association for Religious Freedom
An international and interfaith organization based in the United Kingdom.

J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies
A project of Baylor University devoted to research in the broad field of church and state and the advancement of religious liberty around the world.

The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life
A project of Trinity College that seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of the role of religion in the contemporary world, and to explore the challenges of religious pluralism and the influence of religion on politics, civic culture, family life, gender roles, and other issues in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

The Martin Marty Center
An institute for the advanced interdisciplinary study of religion, located at the University of Chicago.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
A research organization that gathers and disseminates information and provides forums for public discussion about issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.

The Pluralism Project
A research center at Harvard University that offers excellent resources on religious diversity in America.

Religion Clause Blog
Reports on news of religious freedom issues in the United States and around the world; contains may useful links to resources, academic centers (including the CSRF), advocacy groups, government offices, listserves, and other blogs.

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) works with schools, business, and communities to achieve success by addressing prejudices, in all forms, in order to improve academic achievement, increase workplace productivity, and enhance local trust. Through workshops, retreats, and customized programs that raise knowledge, motivation, and skills, VCIC develops leaders who work together to achieve success throughout the Commonwealth. In fall 2018 Virginia Wesleyan became home to VCIC’s first remote office outside of Richmond.

Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life
The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at University of California, Santa Barbara promotes discussion of how ethical teachings and values relate to civic life – at local, national, and global levels. It is committed to the fundamental belief that public dialogue and an informed and engaged citizenry are vital to democratic society.