The Center helps professionals and students become more aware and respectful of religious and cultural beliefs among co-workers, clients or patients, and be aware of how religion affects their perspectives.
Our website also provides a wealth of resources linking religion and more than 40 professions. Our resources help you understand religion as it impacts lives and the world we share. Jump to one of them using the links below, or hover over the menu items above to find more.
Engaging Belief is a newly established religion and spirituality resource site for the University of Missouri that provides information about religious/spiritual events on-campus and in the Columbia area, and seeks to provide resources to encourage interfaith dialogue and cooperation.
The Center has compiled a list of regional resources in Columbia and the state. Descriptions, contact information, and websites are provided, as available.
In Spring 2012, the Center released a study investigating the use of religious sources in reporting on issues of equality for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in cooperation with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Read the report, and see what other media outlets are saying about it.
Watching films is ideal for inspiring and enhancing discussion. We have a selection of documentaries, dramas, educational films and others.
Recorded during Spring 2010, the “Stories of Faith” video series profiles members of different faith groups at MU. Explore the religious pluralism at the university and how believers see their faiths playing out in their communities, both academic and otherwise.
The Center has aggregated more than a decade’s worth of religious survey and poll data, spanning 2000 through 2013.
MU is a religiously diverse campus. The Center constantly updates a directory of organizations designed for outreach, literacy and worship across many different faiths.
In addition to area organizations, the Center compiles a list of nationwide professional organizations and societies representing the interests of a particular faith.
The Center provides many resources for graduate students and faculty interested in independent research. We also compile research conducted by affiliated faculty members for future reference.
Religion Watch is a monthly digital news service that monitors and tracks long-range trends, patterns and developments in the religious landscape. The Center began publishing the digital newsletter in July 2013.
A product of Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. Its website offers diversity news, syllabi, organizations and a research database.