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Religious Freedom Research Project

Leaders: Thomas Farr Timothy Shah

Active from 2017 to 2019, the Religious Freedom Research Project (RFRP) was the nation's only university-based research program devoted exclusively to the analysis of religious freedom, a basic human right restricted in many parts of the world. The RFRP brought together leading scholars and policymakers to examine and debate the evolution of international religious freedom policy and the contributions of religious liberty to the global common good. Thomas Farr served as RFRP director from 2017 to July 2018; other previous project scholars include Timothy Shah, who served as director for international research, and Andrew Bennett and Byron Johnson, who were senior research fellows. The project was made possible by a partnership with Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion and the generous support of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the William E. Simon Foundation.

The RFRP was one of two successor organizations to grow out of the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project (2011-2016). The other is the Religious Freedom Institute, an independent NGO.

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Thomas Farr

Religious Freedom Institute

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Timothy Shah

University of Dallas/Religious Freedom Institute

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