Through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, the British Council is awarding grants to three consortia to conduct original research and engage with stakeholders in the religion and international affairs field. The three grants span from 2017 to 2020, during which time each consortium will conduct research, disseminate policy recommendations, and organize workshops based on research findings. Each consortium is composed of at least two Principle Investigators: one from a UK institution and the other from a US institution. The research will focus on an array of issues that have not received as much attention or been fully explored from a transatlantic perspective. These issues can be gathered under the overarching theme of “religion and the public sphere – transatlantic perspectives.” Each consortium must conduct research under at least one of the following sub-themes:
- Religion and diversity;
- Religion and social justice;
- Religion and public education;
- Religion, politics and ideology;
- Religious minorities, intolerance and discrimination; and/or
- Religion, peace, violence and conflict resolution.