The Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion builds on a longstanding conviction of the Divinity School that the best and most innovative scholarship in religion arises from sustained dialogue with the world beyond the academy. It contributes to this dialogue by offering scholarly perspectives on the religious questions facing the wider public, while encouraging faculty and students to situate their scholarly questions within a broader cultural frame of reference.
Sightings reports and comments on the role of religion in current events; contributors are from our faculty, the academy – and the world.
Songs In Dark Times
When marked by piety and ambiguity, songs can fill a void in our dark…
Getting Serious about Legally Blonde
The 2001 comedy shatters expectations about what makes a good heroine
Is Israel Practicing Apartheid? American Churches Join the Conversation
A public debate is growing about the State of Israel’s more than…
MARTY CENTER CONFERENCES & EVENTS
An Evening with Liz BucarInsights from a long war and a fragile peace.
Public Scholarship on ReligionLEARN MORE
An Evening with Kristin Du MezInsights from a long war and a fragile peace.
Gender, religion, and politics in recent American history.Learn More
Medical Practice in the Midst of Global PandemicInsights from a long war and a fragile peace.
The Enhancing Life Research Laboratory, a pilot program partially funded by the Marty Center, will give 12 physicians from around the world skills and tools to navigate orientational distress.LEARN MORE
An Evening with Rebecca DavisInsights from a long war and a fragile peace.
Religious conversions that changed American politics.LEARN MORE
SEMINARS & FELLOWSHIPS
Seminar and fellowship programs are oriented towards the intersection of religion and public life, and encourage faculty and students to put their scholarly questions into a broader cultural frame.
The Biggest Questions Podcast
The Biggest Questions Podcast is a new project sponsored by the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion.