Rebecca Shah

Rebecca Samuel Shah is a senior fellow and associate director of the South and Southeast Asia Action Team at the Religious Freedom Institute and a research fellow at the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, where she is the principal investigator for the Religion and Economic Empowerment Project (REEP) funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. In addition, Shah is the principal investigator for a research project on the effects of tithing and thrift on the enterprising poor in Bangalore, India, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. She was the project leader of a research initiative on religion, entrepreneurship, and economic development in the modern world, entitled “Holy Avarice: Religion and the Re-enchantment of Modern Capitalism,” which is funded by the Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs program of the Historical Society in Boston. Shah was an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project and a part of its Christianity and Freedom Project, as well as a research fellow at the Berkley Center.

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