Rebecca Shah

Rebecca Samuel Shah is a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Shah is also 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. She is 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. 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. Shah was an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project, as well as a part of its Christianity and Freedom Project.

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