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Center for the Study of Law and Religion (Emory University)
Website: www.cslr.law.emory.edu
Description: The Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR), founded in 1982, is the premier center for the study of law and religion. It launched the SCOTUS Religion Cases database in 2022; its scholars have published more than 350 books; it has convened scores of interdisciplinary conferences; it offers six joint-degree programs at Emory University; and it publishes the flagship Journal of Law and Religion, an imprint of Cambridge University Press, and the pathbreaking digital resource, Canopy Forum. The mission of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion is to produce and promote path-breaking scholarship, teaching, and public programs on the interaction of law and religion around the world.

Canopy Forum
Website: https://canopyforum.org/
Description: Canopy Forum is a digital publication from the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University that produces expert analysis for the broader community of digital consumers: citizens, scholars, lawyers, clergy, journalists, policy makers, and more. This website engages a global network of the top minds in law and religion to produce sophisticated and accessible content for a contemporary age. Canopy Forum addresses the growing concern for an understanding of law and religion, bringing these issues to the forefront of American public discourse in an informed, nuanced, and productive way.

Journal of Law and Religion
Website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-law-and-religion
Description: The Journal of Law and Religion publishes cutting-edge interdisciplinary, interreligious, and international research on critical issues of law and religion.

John Witte, Jr.
Website: http://johnwittejr.com/
Description: John Witte Jr., J.D. (Harvard); Dr. Theol. h.c. (Heidelberg), is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, McDonald Distinguished Professor of Religion, and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. A leading specialist in legal history, human rights, religious freedom, marriage and family law, and law and religion, he has published 300 articles, 17 journal symposia, and 40 books.


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Academic Centers

Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture (Chapman University)
Website: http://www.asrec.org/

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (University of California, Berkeley)
Website: https://bcsr.berkeley.edu/about/

Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs (Georgetown University)
Website: https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life (Boston College)
Website: https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/centers/boisi-center.html

 Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance (Rice University)
Website: https://boniuk.rice.edu/ 

Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion (University of Birmingham)
Website: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/ptr/departments/theologyandreligion/research/cpur/index.aspx 

Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Website: https://www.cappscenter.ucsb.edu/

Center for Culture, Society and Religion (Princeton University)
Website: https://csr.princeton.edu/ 

Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism (St. Mary’s College of California)
Website: https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/center-for-engaged-religious-pluralism 

Center for Law and Religion (St. John’s University - School of Law)
Website: https://www.stjohns.edu/law/about/places/center-law-and-religion

Center for Media, Religion and Culture (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Website: https://www.colorado.edu/cmrc/ 

Center for Religion and Civic Culture (University of Southern California)
Website: https://crcc.usc.edu/ 

Center for Religion and the Human (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Website: https://crh.indiana.edu/ 

Center for Religion, Conflict and Globalization (University of Groningen in the Netherlands)
Website: https://www.rug.nl/research/centre-for-religious-studies/research-centres/centre-religion-conflict-globalization/

Center for Religion, Culture and Community (DePaul University)
Website: https://las.depaul.edu/centers-and-institutes/center-for-religion-culture-and-community/Pages/default.aspx 

Center for Religion, Health and Wellbeing (University of Groningen in the Netherlands)
Website: https://www.rug.nl/research/centre-for-religious-studies/research-centres/centre-religion-health-wellbeing/ 

Center for Religion, Law, and Democracy (Willamette University)
Website: https://willamette.edu/centers/crld/index.html

Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
Website: https://rdpl.uccs.edu/ 

Center for Religious Understanding (Oakland University)
Website: https://oakland.edu/religiousstudies/center-for-religious-understanding/ 

Center for the Study of Religion (University of California, Los Angeles)
Website: https://religion.ucla.edu/ 

Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture (IUPUI-Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis)
Website: https://raac.iupui.edu/ 

Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (Arizona State University)
Website: https://csrc.asu.edu/ 

Center for the Study of Religion and Society (University of Notre Dame)
Website: https://csrs.nd.edu/ 

Center for the Study of Religion, Culture & Society (Elon University)
Website: https://www.elon.edu/u/academics/csrcs/ 

Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life (Trinity College Greenberg)
Website: https://www.trincoll.edu/greenberg-center/ 

Center for the Study of World Religions (Harvard University)
Website: https://cswr.hds.harvard.edu/

Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice (Columbia University)
Website: https://carss.columbia.edu/ 

Center on Religion and Culture (Fordham University)
Website: https://www.fordham.edu/about/living-the-mission/center-on-religion-and-culture/ 

Center on Religion and the Global East (Purdue University)
Website: https://www.globaleast.org/ 

Center on Religion & the Professions (University of Missouri)
Website: https://religionandprofessions.org/ 

Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict (Drew University)
Website: https://drew.edu/center-religion-culture-conflict 

Centre for Religion and Public Life (University of Leeds (UK))
Website: https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/centre-religion-public-life 

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (University of Victoria in Canada)
Website: https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/csrs/

Centre for Theology and Public Issues (University of Edinburgh)
Website: https://ctpi.div.ed.ac.uk/ 

Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict (Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham)
Website: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/research/groups-and-centres/centres/centre-for-the-study-of-religion-and-conflict 

Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (University of St. Andrews in Scotland)
Website: https://csrp.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/ 

Curran Center for American Catholic Studies (Fordham University)
Website: https://www.fordham.edu/cs/ 

Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism (University of Notre Dame)
Website: https://cushwa.nd.edu/

Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy (Villanova University)
Website: https://www1.villanova.edu/content/university/law/faculty-scholarship/centers/mccullen-center.html 

Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life (Columbia University)
Website: https://www.ircpl.columbia.edu/ 

Institute for Studies of Religion (Baylor University)
Website: https://www.baylorisr.org/ 

Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (The University of Arizona)
Website: https://isrc.arizona.edu/ 

Institute on Religion, Culture, and Society (University of New Mexico Southwest)
Website: http://www.sircs.unm.edu/ 

International Center for Law and Religion Studies (Brigham Young University)
Website: https://www.iclrs.org/
Website for Religlaw:  https://www.iclrs.org/religlaw/ 

International Center for Religion & Diplomacy
Website: https://icrd.org/ 

Hartford Institute for Religion Research (Hartford Seminary)
Website: http://hirr.hartsem.edu/ 

Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics (Calvin College)
Website: https://calvin.edu/centers-institutes/henry-institute/ 

J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies
Website: https://churchstate.artsandsciences.baylor.edu/ 

John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics (Washington University in St. Louis)
Website: https://rap.wustl.edu/ 

Kenan Institute for Ethics (Duke University)
Website: https://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/

Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society (Baylor University)
Website: https://www.baylor.edu/library/index.php?id=973829 

Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society (Creighton University)
Website: http://moses.creighton.edu/CSRS/index.html 

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (University of Notre Dame)
Website: https://kroc.nd.edu/ 

Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion (University of Chicago)
Website: https://divinity.uchicago.edu/martin-marty-center 

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Website: https://www.mmg.mpg.de/home 

McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics & Public Life (University of Oxford (UK))
Website: https://www.mcdonaldcentre.org.uk/ 

McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture (College of the Holy Cross)
Website: https://www.holycross.edu/faith-service/mcfarland-center-religion-ethics-and-culture 

McNamara Center for the Social Study of Religion (Loyola University Chicago)
Website: https://www.luc.edu/mcnamaracenter/index.shtml 

Nanzen Institute for Religion and Culture (Nanzen University in Japan)
Website: https://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/en/

Pew Research Center (research/program areas)
Religion: https://www.pewresearch.org/topic/religion/
Religion and Public Life: https://www.pewresearch.org/areas-of-expertise/religion/ 

Political Theology Network
Website: https://politicaltheology.com/ 

Project on Lived Theology (University of Virginia)
Website: https://www.livedtheology.org/ 

Religion and Public Life (online learning platform)
Website: https://www.religionandpubliclife.org/

Religion and Public Life Program (Rice University)
Website: https://rplp.rice.edu/ 

Religion in the Public Sphere (University of Toronto)
Website: https://www.religion.utoronto.ca/religion-public-sphere 

Religious Freedom (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
Website: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/religious-freedom?lang=eng 

Religious Literacy Project / Religion and Public Life (Harvard University)
Website: https://rpl.hds.harvard.edu/ 

Salesian Center for Faith and Justice (DeSales University)
Website: https://www.desales.edu/about/catholic-identity-heritage/center-for-faith-and-justice 

The Jesuit Institute (Boston College)
Website: https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/centers/the-jesuit-institute.html 

The Law, Rights and Religion Project (Columbia University)
Website: https://lawrightsreligion.law.columbia.edu/ 

The Pluralism Project (Harvard University)
Website: https://pluralism.org/

Yale Center for Faith and Culture (Yale University)
Website: https://faith.yale.edu/


Equality Case Files
Website: https://www.scribd.com/publisher/68961173/Equality-Case-Files 

Website: https://constitution.findlaw.com/amendment1.html
Description: This website includes analysis and commentary about the First Amendment, including its religious freedom clauses. Information is presented topically and in question and answer formats that focus on some of the most common issues or questions related to religious freedom in the United States.

First Amendment Encyclopedia (FAE)
Website: https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/encyclopedia/case-all
Description: Middle Tennessee State University publishes this online chronological list of notable court cases involving First Amendment freedoms from 1799 onward, with corresponding synapses and commentary. 

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
Website: https://www.thefire.org/first-amendment-library/
Description: The Freedom of Religion section of FIRE’s First Amendment Library includes a wide range of information for 130+ U.S. Supreme Court cases dating back to 1815, as well as various other resources related to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. 

Freedom Forum Institute
Website: https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/first-amendment-center/supreme-court-cases/
Description: This resource lists religion-related U.S. Supreme Court cases, along with concise summaries of those cases and downloadable copies of Supreme Court opinions dating back to the 2000-2001 term.

Library of Congress
Website for Digital Collections: https://www.loc.gov/research-centers/law-library-of-congress/collections/digital-collections/
Website for U.S. Reports: https://www.loc.gov/collections/united-states-reports/about-this-collection/
Description: The Law Library of the United States’ Library of Congress hosts multiple Digital Collections related to U.S. law, including especially the full set of U.S. Reports in which Supreme Court opinions are published. Researchers can search and browse these resources for free. There are various options for searching this collection. For example, you can browse by volume number, authoring justice, or major subject heading using the expandable menu options, or use the search box at the top of the screen to search for keywords.

Online Library of Liberty
Website: https://oll.libertyfund.org/
Description: This online repository of historical scholarly works of philosophy, legal theory, theology, and more that are related to questions of individual liberty. It is published by the Liberty Fund, and includes a section on Religion. 

Website: https://www.oyez.org/ 

Religion Clause blog
Website: http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Description: Howard M. Friedman’s Religion Clause blog provides up-to-date news and information about recent, ongoing, and upcoming religious freedom cases, statutes, and more in the United States. Friedman is the Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Toledo College of Law. His Twitter handle is @ReligionClause.

RLUIPA Litigation History – Land Use Decisions (2000-2015) (Dalton + Tomich)

The Constitutional Principle: Separation of Church and State
Website: https://candst.tripod.com/index.html 

Visual First Amendment (VFA)
Website: http://visualfa.org/
Description: This website applies empirical methods and visualization techniques to the study of the freedoms typically understood to make up the First Amendment: Speech, Press, Religion, Petition, and Assembly. The information is then represented in interactive, data-driven visualizations (such as Citation Network Maps: By Issue) of Supreme Court rulings on cases involving these First Amendment rights.

Media - Journals, Podcasts, & Blogs

Alliance Defending Freedom
Website: https://adflegal.org/ OR https://adfmedia.org/ 

Association for the Defense of Human Rights and Religious Freedom:(ADHRRF)
Website: https://en.adhrrf.org/

Church and State
Website: http://churchandstate.org.uk/ 

Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion
Website: http://www.religjournal.com/ 

Journal of Faith and War
Website: http://faithandwar.org/ 

Law and Religion Forum (St. John's Law School Center for Law and Religion)
Website: https://lawandreligionforum.org/

Liberty: Magazine of Religious Freedom
Website: http://www.libertymagazine.org/ 

Oxford Journal of Law and Religion
Website: http://ojlr.oxfordjournals.org/ 

Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (Seventh Day Adventist Church)
Website: https://www.adventistliberty.org 

Religio et Lex: Contemplations on Religion & Law
Website: https://religioetlex.net/ 

Religion and Politics
Website: https://religionandpolitics.org/ 

Religion Dispatches
Website: https://religiondispatches.org/ 

Religious Freedom and Business Foundation
Website: https://religiousfreedomandbusiness.org/ 

Religious Liberty (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
Website: https://www.usccb.org/committees/religious-liberty 

ReligiousLiberty.TV (Founders’ First Freedom)
Website: https://religiousliberty.tv 

RLUIPA Defense Blog (Robinson + Cole)
Website: https://www.rluipa-defense.com/ 

State of Belief (Interfaith Alliance Foundation)
Website: https://stateofbelief.com/ 

Website: https://www.scotusblog.com/
Description: SCOTUSblog is devoted to covering the U.S. Supreme Court comprehensively, without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards. The blog is provided as a public service. 

The Religion and State Project (The Association of Religion Data Archives)
Website: http://www.religionandstate.org/

Government Offices & Documents

Office of International Religious Freedom (The U.S. Department of State)
Website: https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-civilian-security-democracy-and-human-rights/office-of-international-religious-freedom/ 

Office of International Religious Freedom - Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom
Website: https://www.state.gov/ministerial-to-advance-religious-freedom/ 

U.N. NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Website: https://www.unforb.org/ 

U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
Website: https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights 

U.N. Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief (1981)
Website: https://www.ohchr.org/en/instruments-mechanisms/instruments/declaration-elimination-all-forms-intolerance-and-discrimination 

U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Website: https://www.ohchr.org/en/special-procedures/sr-religion-or-belief 

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Website: https://www.uscirf.gov/ 

United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Website: https://www.justice.gov/

Department of Justice - Combating Religious Discrimination and Protecting Religious Freedom
Website: https://www.justice.gov/crt/combating-religious-discrimination-and-protecting-religious-freedom-12

Department of Justice - Preventing Hate Crimes
Website: https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/preventing-hate-crimes-your-community 

U.S. Helsinki Commision - Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Website: https://www.csce.gov/

Advocacy Groups

Action Institute
Website: https://www.acton.org/

Advocates for Faith and Freedom
Website: https://faith-freedom.com/ 

Advocates International
Website: https://advocatesinternational.org/ 

American Atheists
Website: https://www.atheists.org/ 

American Center for Law and Justice
Website: https://aclj.org/ 

American Civil Liberties Union
Website: https://www.aclu.org/issues/religious-liberty?redirect=religion-belief 

American Jewish Committee
Website: https://www.ajc.org/ 

Americans United
Website: https://www.au.org/# 

Anti-Defamation League
Website: https://www.adl.org/ 

Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Tracker of Anti-Semetic Incidents
Website: https://www.adl.org/education-and-resources/resource-knowledge-base/adl-tracker-of-antisemitic-incidents 

Appignani Humanist Legal Center
Website: http://humanistlegalcenter.org/ 

Baptist Joint Committee
Website: http://www.bjcpa.org/ 

Becket - Religious Liberty for All
Website: https://www.becketlaw.org/ 

Catholic League - For Religious and Civil Rights
Website: http://catholicleague.org/ 

CEJI-Jewish Contribution To Inclusive Europe
Website: http://www.ceji.org/ 

Christian Law Association
Website: http://www.christianlaw.org/ 

Christian Legal Society
Website: http://www.clsnet.org/clrfPages/index.phpx/ 

Church State Council
Website: http://www.churchstate.org/ 

Council on American-Islamic Relations
Website: http://www.cair.com/ 

Faith and Liberty
Website: https://faithandlibertydc.org/ 

Faith in Public Life
Website: https://www.faithinpubliclife.org/ 

Faithful America
Website: http://www.faithfulamerica.org/ 

First Liberty Institute
Website: https://firstliberty.org/ 

Freedom From Religion Foundation
Website: http://ffrf.org/ 

Hindu American Foundation
Website: http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/ 

Humanist Legal Society
Website: https://www.humanistlegalsociety.org/ 

Independence Law Center
Website: http://independencelaw.org/ 

Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance
Website: http://www.irfalliance.org/

Interfaith Alliance
Website: http://www.interfaithalliance.org/ 

Persecution - International Christian Concern
Website: http://www.persecution.org/ 

Lady Liberty League
Website: http://www.circlesanctuary.org/liberty/ 

Legislation Affecting LGBTQ Rights Across The Country (American Civil Liberties Union)
Website: https://www.aclu.org/legislation-affecting-lgbtq-rights-across-country 

Liberty Counsel
Website: http://www.lc.org/ 

Military Religious Freedom Found.
Website: http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/ 

Muslim Public Affairs Council
Website: http://www.mpac.org/ 

National Secular Society (UK)
Website: http://www.secularism.org.uk/ 

North American Religious Liberty Association (Seventh-day Adventist’s Church)
Website: http://religiousliberty.info/

Pacific Justice Institute
Website: http://www.pacificjustice.org/ 

People For the American Way
Website: http://www.pfaw.org/ 

Secular Coalition for America
Website: http://www.secular.org/ 

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
Website: http://www.saldef.org/ 

Sikh Coalition
Website: http://www.sikhcoalition.org/ 

Texas Freedom Network
Website: http://www.tfn.org/ 

Texas Values
Website: http://txvalues.org/ 

The Rutherford Institute
Website: http://www.rutherford.org/ 

Thomas More Law Center
Website: http://www.thomasmore.org/

Thomas More Society
Website: https://www.thomasmoresociety.org/