We are the premier academic society in
global religious research.
The Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) serves as an academic society, educational provider, publisher, and professional development society comprised of the world’s leading scholars on religion. We provide financial and professional support for scholars across the world to advance global research on religious institutions and cultures. As an international organization, our membership constitutes mostly academic students and professional scholars who currently (or will in the future) research and teach on religion.
Our members publish the latest scientific, historical, and philosophical work on religion in our not-for-profit, peer-reviewed academic journal, Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM), including research studies in the fields of sociology, psychology, anthropology, historiography, and philosophy. The Global Center for Religious Research also publishes larger manuscripts in book form through our academic imprint, GCRR Press.
Moreover, we host regional and national academic conferences where scholars can convene to share and collaborate on groundbreaking research that has real-world transformational impact on the academic study of religion. We also offer academic certificate programs, research and peer-review services, and online trainings to educate researchers and the general public alike.
Our main goal is the promotion of social-scientific studies on religion, as well as the formation and preservation of professional standards in religious research, the distribution of affordable educational programs, and the support of religious researchers around the globe.
Mission & Purpose
The mission of GCRR is to make unique and significant contributions to the scientific, historical, and philosophical study of the world’s religions for the purpose of educating both the general public and academic specialists.