The RPLP works to encourage, produce, and disseminate cutting-edge research that will facilitate more informed, and therefore more productive, discussion of issues related to religion and public life.
Our past major research initiatives have spanned several key areas and questions, including:
How can scientists and minority religious communities work together to bring underrepresented groups into science?
How do U.S. immigrants from different religious traditions understand what it means to be an American?
How do doctors think about the relationship between medicine and religion?
How do scientists in different international contexts understand the relevance of religion to scientific work?
How do religious communities contribute to, challenge, or change structures of racial inequality?
How does religion impact gender equality?