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Baker Institute for Public PolicyThe success of the Religion and Public Life Program depends on the support and participation of friends and colleagues in Houston and beyond.  Collaborative relationships are fundamental to our mission, and we are pleased to partner with a range of individuals and groups, the diversity of which reflects the goals and spirit of the RPLP.  We are grateful to those who give of their time, energy, expertise, and resources to enable our work, and while we are pleased with our growth and progress to date, there remains a pressing need to increase the caliber and scope of the dialogue regarding contentious religious issues. 

The support of friends, parents, community members, and alumni are vital to the program’s future, and we invite you to explore ways to contribute.  Rice University can accept various types of gifts and can work with you to ensure that your contributions meet your objectives and the needs of the RPLP.  To learn about ways to support the RPLP, please contact Director of Development in Social Sciences, Laura Welch Fitch, at laurawelchfitch@rice.edu or 713-348-4482.

Thank you to our community partners, including:

  • Friends of Rice
  • Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center
  • Institute for Sustainable Peace
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

We are also grateful to our partners at Rice University, including:

  • Social Sciences Research Institute
  • James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
  • Race Scholars at Rice
  • Jenifer Bratter, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
  • William Martin, Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the Baker Institute and Chavanne Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Ipek Martinez, Associate Dean, School of Social Sciences
  • Anthony Pinn, Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities, Department of Religious Studies