Westar members are fascinatingly unique, and committed to advancing religious literacy -- no matter their professional background. We have scholars, ministers, and chaplains in our ranks, as well as artists, IT professionals, retirees and so many more. Watch our series of  "Meet the Member" videos to get a sense of who we are.

Associate Members

Open to anyone interested in scholarship about religion and religious literacy. Associate members come from all walks of life, professions, and religious backgrounds. There are no academic or creedal tests for membership.

Fellows (religion scholars)

Open to scholars with advanced academic degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) in religious studies and related disciplines from accredited universities worldwide.