The Boniuk Institute

The Boniuk Institute at Rice University is dedicated to nurturing religious tolerance and advancing religious literacy, respect and mutual understanding among people of all and no faiths, especially youth through research efforts, educational initiatives and community engagement.

Elaine Howard Ecklund (Photo by Jeff Fitlow).

Sociologist Ecklund named director of Boniuk Institute

HOUSTON – (May 26, 2022) – Elaine Howard Ecklund, an internationally acclaimed sociologist of religion, is the new director of the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance at Rice University.

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