We seek to reshape academic and public conversations about religion's relevance to fundamental and emergent questions about the nature of the human and human society across the domains of law, the liberal state, literature, the arts, and social and environmental justice.
We use the interdisciplinary study of religion to facilitate new approaches to the crises in human life that epitomize our current moment. Religion is not limited, in this view, to traditions and observances, but provides a toolset for contemplating meaning-making in all its forms, in every dimension of human life.
The Center for Religion and the Human enables conversations in not just philosophical, historical and social analysis, but also law, medicine and environmental science. Our vision energizes research that is intrinsically collaborative, pedagogically powerful, and significant for diverse audiences.