Advancing religious literacy


member Westar Institute—home of the Jesus Seminar—invites members of the general public and scholars of religion into conversation about questions that matter in society. Westar is not affiliated with any religious institution and does not advocate a particular theological point of view. At Westar, all serious questions about religion are welcome. The Westar community includes two types of members:

Associate Members (public)

Open to anyone interested in scholarship about religion and religious literacy. Associate members come from all walks of life, professions, and religious backgrounds. There are no academic or creedal tests for membership.

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Fellows (religion scholars)

Open to scholars with advanced academic degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) in religious studies and related disciplines from accredited universities worldwide.

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