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Become an advocate for public understanding of religion — Support Westar.

Concerned people worldwide are coming together at Westar to address the gap between the study of religion and public conversations about religion.

“Religious literacy is critical to this society. People make public policy pronouncements on issues like abortion, gay rights, and global warming, citing biblical sources that are plainly wrong and terribly misleading. That’s why reaching out to people through Westar is so important.”
—Bernard Brandon Scott, Phillips Theological Seminary Emeritus

Don't tolerate misinformation and over-simplistic explanations of religion. Together we can:

  • Conduct research that addresses issues, questions, and controversies important both to the academic community and to the general public
  • Publish books, magazines, and free web content about religion in plain English
  • Send scholars into communities across North America for weekend educational programs

Your voice and your support is needed now more than ever. Donate today.

More than 1600 people support Westar annually. Contributions to Westar are tax-deductible. To give in honor of a particular person or to set up a matching donation with your employer, please use this form. Otherwise, the simpler form below should work for most people.

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Become a member
For only US $50 per year, you can join the Westar community and stay up-to-date on the latest scholarship about religion. You can also sign up a relative, friend, clergyperson, or seminarian to keep him or her up-to-date on scholarship about religion.

Make a gift
Support the advancement of religious literacy with a one-time or recurring donation.

Make a planned gift
You don’t have to be wealthy to make a planned gift! You can put a planned gift in place that costs you nothing during your lifetime.

Corporate Giving
All Westar members and event attendees are passionate about raising the level of scholarly and public discourse about religion today. Sponsors who share in some aspect of this interest and commitment will find a ready audience at Westar.

The Robert W. Funk Donor’s Council recognizes those who have contributed $1000 or more in one year. Members are recognized (with their permission) annually in Westar’s magazine for members, The Fourth RLearn more

The John Dillenberger Heritage Society recognizes those who have named Westar Institute in a life insurance policy or other planned gift. Learn more

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