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Between 2011 and 2016 the Religious Freedom Project (RFP) served as the nation's only university-based program devoted exclusively to the analysis of religious freedom, a basic human right restricted in many parts of the world. In 2017 the RFP gave rise to two successor organizations: the Religious Freedom Research Project (RFRP), based at the Berkley Center, and the Religious Freedom Institute, an independent NGO.

Over the course of those six years the RFP engaged a team of international scholars to examine and debate the meaning and value of religious liberty; its importance for democracy; and its role in social and economic development, international diplomacy, and the struggle against violent religious extremism. The project was made possible by the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation, the Bradley Foundation, the William E. Simon Foundation, the Catholic Foundation of Northern Colorado, as well as a partnership with Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion.

Thomas Farr
Thomas Farr
Senior Fellow
Byron Johnson
Byron Johnson
ISR, Baylor University (a strategic partner of the RFP)
Timothy Shah
Timothy Shah
Director for International Research, Religious Freedom Research Project
Ilan Alon
Ilan Alon
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Jean Bethke Elshtain
Jean Bethke Elshtain
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Anthony Gill
Anthony Gill
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Brian Grim
Brian Grim
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Allen Hertzke
Allen Hertzke
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
William Inboden
William Inboden
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Karrie Koesel
Karrie Koesel
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Timur Kuran
Timur Kuran
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
David Novak
David Novak
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
John M. Owen
John M. Owen
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Daniel Philpott
Daniel Philpott
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Ani Sarkissian
Ani Sarkissian
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Rebecca Shah
Rebecca Shah
Research Fellow
Mona Siddiqui
Mona Siddiqui
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Roger Trigg
Roger Trigg
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
W. Bradford Wilcox
W. Bradford Wilcox
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Robert Woodberry
Robert Woodberry
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Nicholas Fedyk
Nicholas Fedyk
Project Associate

Jack Friedman
Jack Friedman
Consultant

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