Mark Silk talks with students


​The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life was established at Trinity College in 1996 to advance knowledge and understanding of the varied roles that religious movements, institutions, and ideas play in the contemporary world; to explore challenges posed by religious pluralism and tensions between religious and secular values; and to examine the influence of religion on politics, civic culture, family life, gender roles, and other issues in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Non-sectarian and non-partisan, the Center sponsors public lectures, organizes conferences and workshops, contributes to the liberal arts curriculum, and supports the publication and dissemination of materials for both academic and general audiences.  Its initiatives are designed to foster discussion of religion in public life both within the campus community and among various external publics. 

The Center publishes Religion in the News, a twice-yearly magazine that covers media reporting of religion. 

Learn more about Leonard E. Greenberg.​​


Read Professor Mark Silk's blog on religion and politics.