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CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

HARVEST CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

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HARVEST CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

HCU 

 

Department of Research at Harvest Christian University

Harvest Christian University is committed to advancing knowledge and addressing critical research needs through its robust Department of Research. Guided by the university's mission to serve the church and the world for the Kingdom of God, the Department of Research focuses on the following key areas:

Secular Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Research in fields like sociology, anthropology, political science, law, and philosophy to better understand human behavior, social dynamics, and the human condition from a non-religious perspective. 

  • Interdisciplinary studies examining the intersection of religion, race, and urban culture in America. 

  • Developing new methods and techniques for measuring and analyzing religious beliefs and practices in a scientific manner. 

Secular Worldviews and Spirituality

  • Studying alternative forms of spirituality and meaning-making outside of traditional organized religion. 

  • Examining the role of secularism, humanism, and other non-religious worldviews in modern society. 

Interfaith and Cross-Cultural Understanding

  • Research on interfaith dialogue, cooperation, and the integration of diverse religious and non-religious perspectives. 

  • Studying the influence of globalization, migration, and pluralism on religious and non-religious identities and communities. 

  • Exploring ways to foster mutual understanding and respect between religious and non-religious individuals and groups. 

Ethical and Philosophical Inquiry

  • Philosophical investigations into the nature of belief, the meaning of life, and the foundations of morality without relying on religious frameworks. 

  • Examining the ethical implications of emerging technologies, social issues, and cultural shifts from a non-religious standpoint. 

  • Interdisciplinary research on the role of religion, spirituality, and secularism in public life, politics, and policy. 

In summary, research needs in higher education span the social sciences, humanities, and philosophical domains, focusing on understanding human behavior, worldviews, and ethical concerns from a secular perspective. The goal is to expand knowledge and foster dialogue across diverse religious and non-religious communities.

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Department of Research at Harvest Christian University

Harvest Christian University is committed to advancing knowledge and addressing critical research needs through its robust Department of Research. Guided by the university's mission to serve the church and the world for the Kingdom of God, the Department of Research focuses on the following key areas:

Theological and Biblical Studies

  • Conducting in-depth research on biblical interpretation, theology, and the application of Christian principles in contemporary contexts.

  • Exploring the intersection of faith, culture, and society to promote greater understanding and dialogue.

  • Developing innovative approaches to Christian education, ministry, and leadership development.

Social Impact and Community Engagement

  • Investigating the role of the church and faith-based organizations in addressing pressing social issues, such as poverty, healthcare, and education.

  • Collaborating with local and global partners to design and evaluate community-based programs that foster holistic well-being.

  • Examining the unique challenges and opportunities faced by marginalized communities from a Christian perspective.

Interdisciplinary Scholarship

  • Encouraging cross-disciplinary research that integrates theological insights with fields like psychology, sociology, business, and the humanities.

  • Fostering collaborative projects that bring together scholars, practitioners, and community stakeholders to tackle complex problems.

  • Promoting the integration of traditional indigenous knowledge with contemporary academic perspectives.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Exploring innovative approaches to ministry, church planting, and Christian leadership in the 21st century.

  • Supporting research on the role of faith-based organizations in driving social and economic development.

  • Investigating the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and Christian values.

Through its commitment to rigorous research, the Department of Research at Harvest Christian University aims to advance the understanding of theological and biblical principles, address pressing social needs, and foster innovative solutions that positively impact the church and the world.

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