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The Ethics Institute

The interdisciplinary Ethics Institute at Northeastern University was launched in 2011. The Institute is dedicated to bringing ethical analysis and evaluation to bear on social and environmental issues, as well as to promoting ethical reflection on decisions and challenges in contemporary life. It does so through Research, Education, Intellectual Life, and Community Engagement. Support for the Ethics Institute is provided by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Department of Philosophy and Religion.

Sacred Writes

Generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and hosted by Northeastern University, Sacred Writes provides support, resources, and networks for scholars of religion committed to translating the significance of their research to a broader audience. Over the life of the project (2018-2022), we will host trainings for scholars, create and fund partnerships between scholars and media outlets, and convene meetings to discuss best practices for public scholarship.

Read our 2019 report on all the amazing work our media partners, training cohort members, and leadership team have done!

Public Scholarship

Public scholarship is research-based work intended for audiences beyond the university. At its best, public scholarship bridges the gap between scholarly expertise and the public’s desire to better understand current events. Public scholarship of religion and philosophy, for instance, provides important textual, cultural, and historical context for pressing issues like healthcare legislation, climate change, and immigration reform.