Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs
Founded by internationally renowned Sociologist of religion Peter L. Berger, the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) at Boston University has served as a research and publication center for issues on culture and global development for over 20 years. As both an academic and policy center, CURA works closely with government, business, and media partners in exploring these topics. In 2005, CURA received a three-year grant from the Henry R. Luce Foundation in support of a program to improve the US policy community’s awareness of the role of religion in world affairs. In 2010, the institute received an additional three-year Luce grant to focus on religious pluralism and civic peace in multicultural societies.