The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, based at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of the varied roles that religious movements, institutions and ideas play in the contemporary world. The Center publishes Religion in the News, a twice-yearly magazine that covers media reporting of religion. Mark R. Silk is the director of the center and the editor-in-chief of the magazine.
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Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture
The Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture strives to foster understanding of the role of secular values and the process of secularization in today’s society. The nonpartisan, multidisciplinary institute is based at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and is part of the college’s Program on Public Values. Barry Kosmin is director.
MetLife Mature Market Institute
MetLife Mature Market Institute in Westport, Conn., conducts research for the insurance giant Metropolitan Life, and knows the demographics of people approaching retirement. Contact Christine Bonney in the company’s New York media relations office.
Berlin Masjid in Berlin, Conn., has a Facebook page that is administered by two college students and Sohaib Sultan, an Islamic college chaplain.
Elat Chayyim Retreat Center
The Elat Chayyim Retreat Center is a place for spiritual contemplation for Jews. During the Labor Day weekend of 2006, the retreat moved from its longtime home in Accord, N.Y., to Falls Village, Conn.