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The RPLP hosts a variety of events designed to advance dialogue about religion and public life among students, scholars, religious leaders, and community members. We hope you will join us soon at one of our upcoming events.

RPLP events include:Religion in China 3

Public Symposia: Topical sessions that bring together scholars from various sectors and perspectives to share and discuss current thinking on the role of religion in various social spheres.

Book Manuscript Workshops: Forums for scholars to review and discuss forthcoming books on religion that are poised to make a public impact.

Article Draft Seminars: Gatherings of scholars to review drafts of scholarly articles on issues related to religion and public life.

Colloquies: One of the RPLP’s primary goals is to facilitate informed and productive dialogue about religious issues. It is important, therefore, to provide opportunities not only to listen to experts on such issues, but to take part in the discussions. To that end, the RPLP organizes less formal conversations that enable interested parties to speak with and learn from others with like interests and, often, different perspectives. Some conversations involve students and their peers; others leaders of religious communities and other community members. All are designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge, and experience to productively discuss religion.