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College/University Centers

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs - Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, located at Georgetown University, utilizes a multitude of strategies to engage interfaith issues in a global context. In addition to conferences, lectures and panels, the center organizes programs for students to explore interfaith issues through research projects, as well as producing web-based and published research on religious issues the world over.

The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance - Rice University (Houston, Texas)
The goal of the Boniuk Center at Rice University is to help alleviate religious conflict through researching the conditions that create religious understanding, and finding practical ways to engages communities in these practices. The Boniuk Center accomplishes their goals primarily through sponsoring lectures by speakers, promoting media campaigns that encourage religious tolerance and creating educational materials for teachers about religious tolerance.

St. Mary's College of California (Moraga, Calif.)
The Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism at St. Mary's College of California is focused on engaging multiple perspectives specifically through what they term "Issue-Specific Projects." These projects, which are one of the main focuses of their work, hope to not only increase understanding between students, but to also come up with the results that have an effect on political policy. The center's mission statement expresses hope that they can be a significant participant in the growing interfaith movement that bridges some of the cultural divisions that have previously existe, and educate students to continue this work in their post-collegiate lives.

Center for Interfaith Studies & Dialogue - Nazareth College (Rochester, N.Y.)
This center is very similar to our center here at DePaul University. Their mission is to promotes research and encourage strategies for living peacefully in a religiously diverse world. This vision is realized through dialogue, education and community-building efforts. The center hosts numerous events throughout the school year, offers a minor in Interfaith Studies, hosts book discussions and provides online resources.

Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture - Indiana Univ. Purdue University (Indianapolis, Ind.)
The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture is a research and public outreach institute devoted to the promotion of the understanding of the relation between religion and other features of American culture. Established in 1989, the center is based in the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Now with forty research fellows, the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture is considered the premier research institute in the nation working in American religious studies.

Gaia House Interfaith Center - SIUC (Carbondale, Ill.)
The Gaia House Interfaith Center is a registered student organization at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale that provides regularly scheduled programs and special events in support of spiritual development, social justice and ecological sustainability. Gaia House Interfaith Center includes two spacious gathering areas with Wi-Fi access, the free-use Dave Columbo Memorial Library, a kitchen, staff offices, rooms rented by organizations compatible to our mission and, on the grounds, the Labyrinth Peace Garden.

Dialogue and Education Program - Berea College (Berea, Ky.)
As the Campus Christian Center seeks to fulfill its vision of engendering interfaith and inter-religious education, conversation and engagement, the center supports activities and plans programs through which the department hopes to achieve several aims:  (1) to develop and nurture an ecumenical Christian atmosphere on campus; (2) to engender interfaith education, conversation and engagement on campus, and (3) to provide a prophetic voice for the unique vision of Berea College.

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel - University of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, with its interreligious center, serves as the hub of spiritual life at the University of Chicago, offering diverse religious events and ceremonies on a daily basis, as well as regular interreligious gatherings. In addition, Rockefeller hosts major performing arts and academic events, and serves as the locus for university-wide gatherings and celebrations of many different kinds, including convocations. The chapel was built with a grandeur of scale and intent, and is used today in ways which play to its strengths: speaking to the nobility of the human capacity for awe and profound quest for meaning.

The Pluralism Project - Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.)
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University dedicates itself to compiling resources for those interested in interfaith studies. Their website has an amazing amount of diverse information on religious pluralism.​