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Christian Spirituality Research Institute


Welcome to the Christian Spirituality Research Institute (CSRI) Website. This institute is run by director Dr. Cindy Miller-Perrin. The ultimate goal of the institute is to empower students, alumni, and faculty to use their gifts to serve God within the larger body of Christian higher education, thereby helping them pursue their life purpose as they find meaning through serving others. To this end, the CSRI has many initiatives, including research on undergraduate student life purpose and faith, graduate and professional school life purpose, faculty spiritual autobiographical journeys, new faculty and mid-career faculty retreats, sophomore year experiences, and alumni life purpose and faith. Further information on each of these initiatives can be found on this site. If you wish to receive more information please contact Dr. Miller-Perrin.