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The McNamara Center is home to faculty research projects and grants, supports graduate students working on dissertations in related topics, and sponsors special events that make social scientific perspectives on religion available to the university and the public.

The Center is host to CAGSRC - the Chicago Area Group for the Study of Religious Communities. CAGSRC hosts working paper round table discussions of works in progress from group members and outside contributors of studies that address issues in Chicago area religious communities.

The McNamara is home to a Religion working group which brings together faculty and graduate students to discuss current research projects, as well as published scholarly work, in an effort to improve the skills and theoretical orientations of participants.

The McNamara Center welcomes all interested participants to engage in scholarly contact. Please contact