RLPI Educational Opportunities

The Religious Literacy and the Professions Initiative (RLPI) offers Harvard students opportunities to explore how deep knowledge of religion can enhance work in professions that have long been considered secular. These include local government, organizing and activism, humanitarian action, journalism, and media and entertainment. RLPI courses, internships, and networking opportunities invite students to consider how careers in these professions can serve to advance the public understanding of religion.

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HDS Visiting Professor Cornell William Brooks. Photo: Tom Fitzsimmons.

Course Offerings

Students learn how to apply deep knowledge of religion in their professional fields.

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Students develop skills to advance religious literacy with host organizations in their field.

RPL fellow Mario Cader-Frech smiles from a Harvard chair.

Connect with RPL Fellows

Meet the dynamic community of professionals working to promote deeper understanding of religion in their fields in service of a just world at peace.