We distill fresh thinking on global concerns through the free exchange of ideas across disciplines. We do so by convening leading thinkers in research workshops at the Center's Luce Hall in Princeton, New Jersey.


The Center of Theological Inquiry is designed to be the environment most conducive to fostering fresh thinking on a host of problems facing religion and society.
— James I. McCord, founder

Members of our Research Workshop welcome theology's dialogue with other disciplines and appreciate our environment for collaborative research. They work daily, Monday to Thursday, in adjacent offices at the Center's Luce Hall, discuss work in progress in its spacious meeting rooms, access world-class research libraries nearby, and present their workshop papers in a concluding symposium with Princeton University's Center for the Study of Religion. Members are provided with furnished short-term residences in Princeton to enable them to work daily at Luce Hall. They cover all other costs, including living expenses and utilities. The Fall Workshop runs from mid-August to mid-December; the Spring Workshop from mid-January to mid-May. Membership is awarded for one 16-week Research Workshop at Luce Hall in the Fall or Spring of the academic year.