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.
the By-laws of the Association.
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.
the Online Archives
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.