Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life
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, 机构, 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, 性别角色, 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.
Many of the challenges of contemporary society involve the interaction of religious and secular values. 通过其 Program on Public Values, the Greenberg Center explores the broad range of values that inform public debate on critical issues of our time. In recent years the Program has engaged in a range of activities related to the threat of climate change. It also sponsors Trinity’s Moses Berkman ’20 Memorial Journalism Award, given to a distinguished American journalist for lifetime achievement
On May 23-24 2023 The Greenberg Center will host a two day academic conference on The Future of Judaism in America.
Program on Public Values
Many of the challenges of society today involve the interaction of religious and secular values. 通过其 Program on Public Values, the Greenberg Center explores the values that inform public debate on critical issues of our time. In recent years the Program has engaged in a range of activities related to climate change.
The Program on Public Values sponsors Trinity’s Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award, given biennially to a distinguished American journalist for lifetime achievement. The 2022 Moses Berkman Memorial Award recipient was Thomas Edsall, columnist for the New York Times.
Check here for the Greenberg Center’s most recent events, and an archive of Annual reports covering the last five years.
Professor Mark Silk’s Religion News Service column on religion and politics.
Greenberg Lunch Seminars
Monthly lunch discussions at 71 Vernon Street at which a group of faculty and students meet for a virtual discussion of a scholarly article or chapter presented by the author.
Moses Berkman Memorial Journalism Award
The prize honors a journalist whose work demonstrates the qualities of integrity, insight, journalistic excellence, and serious moral purpose that were the hallmarks of Moses Berkman’s journalism. The prize was established by a gift from the estate of his wife Florence Berkman, also a longtime journalist at the Hartford Times and Hartford Courant.
Greenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellows
Each year an accomplished scholar, religious leader or public figures is honored as Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Fellows visit campus for about one week to speak, interact with students and faculty and participate in the life of the Greenberg Center.
Books and articles by our faculty and fellows
Religion in the News
Published by the Greenberg Center from 1997 to 2016, Religion in the News, a review of journalism, examined how journalists covered religious dimensions of the news. The Religion in the News archive is a valuable resource.