Scholarship

The Inclusive America Project (IAP) produces and contributes to original scholarship on religious pluralism and its component parts through contributions from staff, collaboration with research partners, and by hosting experts in the field as IAP Fellows. This scholarly output informs our programming efforts while also deepening and improving our initial hypothesis of religious pluralism.

IAP currently supports four fellows: IAP Fellow for Religious Freedom Asma T. Uddin, a religious freedom lawyer and author; IAP Fellow for Racial Justice and Religion Rev. Billy Honor, a faith leader and civic organizer; IAP Fellow for Faith-Based Philanthropy Dr. Brad Fulton, a professor and scholar; and IAP Fellow for Religious Literacy and Competency Brie Loskota, Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California.

Asma is leading the IAP initiative, “The Politics of Vulnerability Project.” This initiative brings Evangelical Christians and Muslims together to determine the parameters of co-existence through the legal framework of religious freedom, culminating in a book forthcoming in Spring 2021.

Billy will develop and lead a task force for racial justice and religion at IAP, in addition to strengthening our understanding of race within all components of religious pluralism.

Brad is furthering our research into the role of faith-based philanthropy in religious pluralism.

Brie is leading an IAP initiative to increase understanding of the field of religious literacy and competency and to increase religious literacy among philanthropic institutions. Brie is also contributing to the development of a cohort of scholars and practitioners that will together push forward the field of religious literacy.