Religion has been increasingly acknowledged in recent years as an important aspect of national and international politics, a pervasive and contentious cultural force, and a subject of significant public concern. Through a range of projects, the Council’s Program on Religion and the Public Sphere seeks to foster engagement and cooperation among social scientists and others working on religion, secularism, and related topics, to support new and innovative scholarship in this critical area of study, and to elevate the quality of both academic and public discussion.

The work of the SSRC’s Religion and the Public Sphere program is possible due to generous funding from The Henry Luce Foundation, The Fetzer Institute, and The Mark and Anla Cheng Kingdon Foundation.



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