Research and Public Policy

Partners’ foray into research began in the late 1990s with discussion among staff, board members, and supporters about how to better understand the role that religious congregations played in providing social services to their communities, which culminated in the groundbreaking publication Sacred Places at Risk. Other topics include identifying exemplary social service programs housed in historic sacred places, gathering and analyzing data on congregation-hosted arts programs, and documenting how congregations that host social service programs positively contribute to the economic health and vitality of their communities.

Partners’ Research Projects: