Institute advances its mission through a number of initiatives that foster
religious literacy, respect, and mutual understanding. As a part of Rice University, and in line with its mission, the
Institute neither engages in partisan politics nor serves as a rapid response
as a resource to campus community
members of all faiths and no faith. The Institute enables cutting-edge research on religious tolerance and
the conditions that enable or deter its embodiment across time and geography. Drawing
upon research findings, our organization promotes
religious understanding and pluralistic engagement through education, and service opportunities for diverse
individuals to learn from one another and to work together to leave the world
improved. Replacing ignorance with knowledge,
and fear with hope, enables people who differ in faith and philosophical belief
to understand and respect one another as members of our shared humanity. Boniuk
leadership advise and train government and civil society
leaders, and have garnered
international recognition for their efforts in
advancing religious tolerance.
The Boniuk Institute, its staff, and benefactor and founder have been widely recognized for their work promoting religious understanding and pluralistic engagement.
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Boniuk Institute maintains a comprehensive collection of resources addressing religious diversity and tolerance in America and around the world. Resources for youth and adults are available on a variety of subjects and formats from organizational listings and curricula to video documentaries, calendars, books and journal articles.
Explore the Religious Tolerance Resource Guide online.
"[O]ur students, from wherever they come and whatever their citizen or immigrant status, deserve our support when it comes to being able to pursue their education at Rice. Our commitment equally extends to faculty, researchers and staff in support of their ability to do their work and research at Rice and around the globe."
- Rice University President David W. Leebron
Read the full version of President Leebron's message online.
The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance
6100 Main, Houston, Texas 77005-1892 | Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Texas 77251-1892