To support its mission, various items and internet links are listed below to aid researchers and interested parties in finding and acquiring resources related to church-state issues and events. While the Institute does not officially endorse these items, they can be used as a starting point to gain insight into various aspects of church-state matters.
The Texas Collection and University Archives
Established in 1923, The Texas Collection is a special library, archival research center, and the University Archive that collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history, heritage, and culture of Texas for the Baylor community and the public. The Texas Collection houses the papers of Dr. Joseph Martin Dawson, Dr. James E. Wood, Jr., the Baptist Joint Committee.
The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society
The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society receives, maintains, preserves, expands and makes available to scholars the world’s most comprehensive collection of materials on religious persecution under communist and other totalitarian regimes.
The Journal of Church & State
The Journal of Church and State is concerned with what has been called the "greatest subject in the history of the West." It seeks to stimulate interest, dialogue, research, and publication in the broad area of religion and the state. JCS publishes constitutional, historical, philosophical, theological, and sociological studies on religion and the body politic in various countries and cultures of the world, including the United States.
Please contact the Journal managing editor, Tanya Clark, or the editor, Dr. Barry Hankins, for more information regarding submissions.
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
The BJC’s mission is to defend and extend God-given religious liberty for all, furthering the Baptist heritage that champions the principle that religion must be freely exercised, neither advanced nor inhibited by government.
Americans United for Church and State
Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit educational and advocacy organization that brings together people of all religions and none to fight in the courts, legislatures, and the public square for freedom without favor and equality without exception.
John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics
Washington University in St. Louis established the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics in 2010 as a center of scholarly excellence and public engagement with issues of critical importance in American life.
Center for the Study of Religion and Law at Emory University
The Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University promotes and produces innovative research and scholarship, exemplary teaching and training, robust public engagement, and generous support of individual faculty initiatives at the intersection of law and religion. CSLR's work is three-dimensional, focused on religious perspectives, legal perspectives, and interdisciplinary methods.
American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
International Center for Law and Religious Studies
It is the Mission of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University to help secure the blessings of freedom of religion and belief for all people by 1.) expanding, deepening, and disseminating knowledge and expertise regarding the interrelationship of law and religion, 2.) facilitating the growth of networks of scholars, experts, and policy makers involved in the field of religion and law, and 3.)contributing to law reform processes and broader implementation of principles of religious freedom worldwide.