Read about the Religious Research Association
A listing of the officers of the Religious Research Association
How to become a member of the Religious Research Association
The Annual Meeting of the Religious Research Association
Context: The newsletter of the Religious Research Association
Review of Religious Research - The journal of the RRA
Learn more about the Jacquet Research Awards
A listing of H. Paul Douglass lecturers and their papers
The religious research discussion board and Q & A archive
Religion research web resources

  The Religious Research Association is...

Academic and religious professionals working at the intersection of research and practical religious activities.

An interfaith and international association with over 600 members including college, university, and seminary faculty; religious leaders; organizational consultants; laypersons; and other professionals interested in the intersection of religion and society.

View the By-laws of the Association.

  Its History

Formally organized as the Religious Research Fellowship on June 21, 1951, the group traces its heritage to the work of H. Paul Douglass.  The organization was originally under the auspices of the Institute of Social and Religious Research in association with the Federal Council of Churches, with informal collaboration extended back to the 1920s.

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  The Benefits

The RRA encourages and communicates research across multiple themes and approaches in the study of religion, including: new religious movements, dynamics of denominational and congregational growth, individual and organizational variations in beliefs and practices, relation between personal spirituality and institutional religious involvement, conflict within congregations and denominations, religious experience, ethnic religious groups, religion and family life, religion and political behavior, comparative analyses of religious behavior and institutions.

The RRA offers opportunities to network with other scholars and practitioners in religious research.

The RRA promotes the circulation, interpretation, and use of findings of religious research among professionals in religious organizations and other interested groups.

The RRA provides a forum for publication and presentation of research.

RRA membership includes a subscription to Review of Religious Research and Context of Religious Research.



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