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Farr, Thomas

ThomasFarr_RFPISR Senior Fellow

Senior Fellow/School of Foreign Service
Director, Religious Freedom Project,
Georgetown University
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Thomas F. Farr is director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and a visiting associate professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. A former American diplomat and leading authority on international religious freedom, Farr has published widely, including “Diplomacy in an Age of Faith” in Foreign Affairs (March/April 2008), and World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty is Vital to American National Security (Oxford University Press, 2008). Farr received his B.A. in history from Mercer University, and his Ph.D. in modern British and European history from the University of North Carolina.


Finke, Roger

Non-Resident Scholar
The Pennsylvania State University
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Roger Finke is Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Religious Studies and International Affairs and is Director of the Association of Religion Data Archives (www.theARDA.com). Finke has published widely in the sociology of religion area and is author of two award-winning books with Rodney Stark. His two most recent books are: The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Violence with Brian Grim (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Places of Faith: A Road Trip Across America’s Religious Landscape with Christopher P. Scheitle (Oxford University Press, 2012). As the founder and director of the Association of Religion Data Archives (theARDA.com) he works with colleagues and students to provide global access to the best measures and data on religion. The ARDA was named one of the 30 Best Free Reference Websites in 2010 by a division of the American Library Association and disseminates more than 60,000 data files annually.


Freston, Paul

Distinguished Senior Fellow
Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario CA

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Paul Freston is Professor and CIGI Chair in Religion and Politics in Global Context at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Freston joined Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) in the summer of 2008 as a Distinguished Senior Fellow. Freston taught Sociology at Calvin College, where he held the Byker Chair. Freston has been affiliated with the Federal University of São Carlos in Brazil, where he has lived for much of the last 30 years, and is still a professor colaborador on their post-graduate program in sociology.

Born in England and educated at Cambridge University, Freston also has a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool and a Master’s degree in Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver. He earned a Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Campinas in Brazil. His research specialties are in the Sociology of religion, politics and globalization.


Froese, Paul

Resident Scholar
Baylor University
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Dr. Paul Froese is a professor of sociology and a research fellow for the Institute for Studies of Religion. He has been teaching and researching at Baylor since 2002. A prolific author of books and articles, his research interests include the sociology of religion, comparative historical sociology, political sociology and ideology. His latest book is, America’s Four Gods: What We Say about God–and What That Says about Us.


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