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Encounter: Resources

Explorations of religion in local spaces are happening throughout the country and around the world. Some of our favorite sites for better understanding religion, space, and place include:

A Journey Through NYC Religions

Since July 9, 2010, the mission of  A Journey through NYC religions has been to explore, document, and explain through our online magazine and other educational programs the great religious changes that are taking place in New York City. 

Center for the Study of Religion and the City

The Center for the Study of Religion and the City (CSRC) seeks to foster and support innovative religious studies and theological engagements with Baltimore, its religious communities, and its most pressing issues as a case study with broad relevance.

Early California Population Project at The Huntington

The Early California Population Project (ECPP) is a database developed by the Huntington Library providing public access to all the information contained in the California mission registers from 1769–1850. It includes baptism, marriage, and burial records of each of the California missions, providing historical information on the Indians, soldiers, and settlers of Alta California.

Lived Religion in the Digital Age

Religion in the Digital Age, a project of faculty in theology at Saint Louis University, seeks to better understand religion in American public life through collaboration with members of local communities representing diverse traditions, histories, and practices. Attending to sounds, sights, and spaces, as well as to teachings and texts, our research team works to build a robust multisensory inventory of religion as it is lived in the complex realities of modern life.

Mapping the Tongva Villages of L.A.’s Past

Seeing California’s Missions Today

Article in Boom California by Matthew Gush and Robert M. Senkewicz that locates California’s current culture in its colonial history, particularly the history of missionization.

Partners for Sacred Places

Partners for Sacred Places is the only nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to sound stewardship and active community use of older sacred places across America.

Silicon Valley Historical Society

The Silicon Valley Historical Association is an organization that publishes books, produces documentaries and records filmed histories of notable tech industry figures who have contributed to the development of the tech industry. The association's mission is to record the motivations, successes, failures, mentors, and experiences of the individuals who have directly contributed to the Information Age, Computer Age, and Digital Age.