The Olam Institute is a non-profit that seeks to improve religious education and conversation in online, university, and community contexts.
Specifically, the Olam Institute aims to make the following contributions:
- Creation of online educational content. Currently the primary production of the Olam Institute is a Sunday School podcast that approaches scripture from a faithful and academic perspective. www.MormonSundaySchool.org We have other content planned including audiovisual summaries of the study of religion across disciplines, interviews with scholars, and a Humanism podcast.
- Cooperation with universities to improve religious education offerings. We hope to work with local universities to help fund and increase the Religious Studies course offerings at those universities.
- Organizing of community lectures and events. The Olam Institute plans to sponsor community lectures and events on topics such as World Religions and the Value and Future of Religion.