Other Centers and Institutes

There are dozens of Centers and Institutes whose work touches in some way issues of religious freedom and the role of religion in public life. This list offers links to a few of them.

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 Law and Religion

An interdisciplinary academic initiative of the Emory University School of Law that seeks to bring the wisdom of religious traditions into greater conversation with law and the social sciences.

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.

Council for America's First Freedom/First Freedom Center

A national educational center devoted to the protection and expansion of religious freedom worldwide. Its central project is the First Freedom Center in Richmond, Virginia, an interactive visitor center with exhibits exploring the development of religious freedom in America and related national and international issues.

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.

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.

Religious Freedom Page, Library of Virginia

A collection of useful resources, including historical documents, constitutions, laws, court decisions, information about religious freedom organizations, and other information. Maintained by the University of Virginia library; includes a list of other religious freedom sites.

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.