Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion

Launched in August 2004, the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) exists to initiate, support, and conduct research on religion, involving scholars and projects spanning the intellectual spectrum. Its mandate extends to all religions, everywhere, and throughout history. The ISR also embraces the study of religious effects on such things as prosocial behavior, family life, population health, economic development, and social conflict. Their scholars’ research encompasses a diversity of fields, including history, psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, philosophy, epidemiology, theology, and religious studies. Engaging these distinct yet interrelated fields, ISR holds conferences and lectures to feature their scholars' research, featuring topics that range from faith and film to leadership and national unity in times of crisis. Key partners include the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, Institute for Jewish & Community Research, and the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project, among others.

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