What should a conversation about religion look like in a public university? How should a public university foster deeper engagements with the historical and contemporary aspects of religious traditions? How can a public university help students and future leaders understand the changing dynamics of religious and secular life?
These are just some of the questions that form the research mission of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR), UC’s dynamic platform for scholarship and community engagement on topics in religion.
Since its inception in 2012, BCSR has hosted dozens of public lectures and seminars, and awarded grants and fellowships to students and faculty. In the coming year, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Berkeley Public Theology program, an initiative that integrates robust academic research, student participation and support, postdoctoral fellowships, and numerous lectures, workshops, and conferences to enliven BCSR’s rich roster of activities.
So, as the year comes to a close, we ask you to consider supporting BCSR’s new endeavors with a gift of any amount. Thank you for your commitment to fostering creative and critical scholarship on religion in the world!