Affiliated Organizations

The Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University

The Aquinas Center provides a Catholic scholarly presence, ecumenical in spirit, for the benefit of Emory University, the Archdiocese and the region. It assists inquiring persons to enhance their knowledge of the living Catholic tradition and to engage in the intellectual and moral life of the church.

Center for the Study of Law and Religion

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University (CSLR) is an interdisciplinary, interreligious, and international community of scholars devoted to exploring the religious dimensions of law and the legal dimensions of religion. Studying ideas, institutions, and practices, CSLR proposes that religion inspires law toward ritual and justice, while law undergirds religion through order and organization.

Emory Center for Ethics

An international leader in the exploration of ethics, the Emory Center for Ethics is dedicated to exploring how ethical issues underlie the decisions that shape our minds, lives, and society. To do so, scholars from across the university gather at the Center to collaborate and study. The Center also hosts public programs, partners and consults with private and public community organizations, and teaches students at every level of university life. The Center is committed to asking tough questions and developing strategies to help enable people and organizations put ethics into practice.

Graduate Division of Religion

The Graduate Division of Religion (GDR) prepares scholars and teachers of religion and theology, requiring mastery of a specialized field in the context of a general knowledge of the study of religion and the varieties of religious expression and practice. The GDR is unique because of the collegiality and collaboration that characterize this mix: not only faculty working with students, but also theologians working with sociologists, ethicists working with lawyers, Islamicists working with Buddhist scholars, ethnographers working with historians. The GDR offers 9 distinct courses of study: American Religious Cultures; Ethics and Society; Hebrew Bible; Historical Studies in Theology and Religion; Jewish Studies; New Testament; Person, Community, and Religious Life; Theological Studies; West and South Asian Religions.

Hispanic Theological Initiative

The Hispanic Theological Initiative’s (HTI) mission is cultivating Latina/o PhDs for leadership positions in the academy, the church, and the world. Candler is one of 24 consortium member institutions of the HTI, committed to three major goals: (1) to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Latina/o PhD students across the nation by uniting and leveraging institutional resources; (2) to increase the presence of Latina/o faculty--especially, tenured faculty in seminaries, schools of theology, and universities; and (3) to provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices to engage the contributions of Latina/o faculty and students in theological and religious education.

Methodist Review

Methodist Review is an open access, peer-reviewed electronic journal which publishes scholarly articles in all areas and eras of Wesleyan and Methodist studies. Methodist Review is sponsored by Candler School of Theology. 

Office of Spiritual and Religious Life

The Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life is the center of religious life and programming for the Emory campus. Opportunities for worship, education, study, service, and community life reflect the religious diversity of the Emory student body.

Practical Matters

Practical Matters is a multimedia, transdisciplinary, trans-sector academic journal of religious practices and practical theology that pushes the boundaries of both the study of religious practices and the discipline of practical theology. Practical Matters publishes a variety of media and genres, illuminating each of these areas and drawing connections between them. Practical Matters is supported by the Lilly Foundation through the Initiative in Religious Practice and Practical Theology, Candler School of Theology, and the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University.