Ang mga komunidad sa Estados Unidos ay naging mas magkakaibang relihiyon at espirituwal sa mga nakalipas na dekada. Ang ilang mga iskolar ay nagsasagawa ng mga proyektong pananaliksik sa komunidad na nagtatala kung paano nakaayos ang relihiyon at espirituwalidad at namuhay sa isang partikular na komunidad. Mga link sa mga iyon Mga Lokal na Proyekto ay iniharap dito. Marami sa mga proyektong nakalista dito ay mga kaakibat ng Pluralism Project sa Harvard University, at karamihan sa mga proyekto ay pinatatakbo para sa isang limitadong oras na may tiyak na mga layunin sa proyekto.
The World Religions in Richmond Project (WRR) is an ongoing research project that has as its objective chronicling the religious/spiritual diversity that exists in the Richmond, Virginia community. There are currently well over eight hundred religious congregational units in the Richmond metropolitan area representing many of the world’s major religious traditions. WRR lists each of these religious congregations and offers profiles of selected congregational units. WRR also lists, and profiles some, of the many, diverse community groups and events founded by or affiliated with religious/spiritual traditions found in Richmond.
Ang proyekto ng Student Research sa North American Buddhist Communities project ay binuo mula pa sa 2015 sa William at Mary University sa Williamsburg, Virginia. Ang proyekto ay ipinakita sa publiko sa pamamagitan ng isang blog at isinaayos sa ilalim ng direksyon ni Propesor Kevin Vose sa kursong Budismo sa Amerika. Ang mga pamayanang Buddhist sa buong Estados Unidos ay nai-profile, na may isang malaking diin sa mga komunidad sa lugar ng Virginia.
Ang Arch City Religion ay isang proyekto sa pagtuturo sa kasalukuyan (2019) na binuo sa Unibersidad ng St. Ang proyekto ay tinukoy bilang mga sumusunod:
“As a teaching project, Arch City Religion seeks not only to provide valuable information to researchers, students, journalists, and the public, but also to use the rich history and culture of St. Louis to think through the craft of research; to learn to distinguish information from impression; to analyze objects, rituals, and spaces for what is nakapaloob at para sa kung ano conveyed; and to exercise responsible communication about complex histories and practices of faith in St. Louis.”
Isang Paglalakbay sa pamamagitan ng mga relihiyon ng NYC ay isang patuloy na proyekto na nagsimula noong Hulyo 9, 2010. Sinasabi ng organisasyon na ito misyonero is “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.” The project documents the incredible variety and number of faith details about the city that people will understand more deeply how such details contribute to the excitement to the city. It serves as an incubator and educator for new ways of doing religion reporting and understanding the postsecular city.
From 1998-2006, Dr. Timothy Cahill at Loyola University, New Orleans led a project to map the religious diversity in New Orleans, with special progress over the summer of 2003.
World Religions in Arizona
This project grew out of a course at Arizona State University developed by Dr. David Damrel in which students participated in field work exploring the presence of diverse religious communities in the Phoenix area. The project spanned the years 2003-2007.
This project at Rollins College began in 1998 and was headed by Dr. Yudit K. Greenberg and Dr. Arnold Wettstein. The goal was to involve students in a study of the religious landscape of Orlando. The study sought to provide a comprehensive history with a focus on the rise of new communities and their integration into the life and culture of Orlando. Project leaders submitted a project report: : Pagbabago ng Relihiyosong Profile ng Central Florida - Dr. Yudit K. Greenberg at si Rev. Dr. Arnold Wettstein
The Portland Muslim History Project began in 2004 at Reed College under the leadership of Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri. The mission of the project was to narrate the history of Muslim built communities in Portland, Oregon, aiming to describe in detail how the Islamic tradition was rooted within the built environment of a local American context. The project connects to a larger book project by Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Isang Kasaysayan ng Islam sa Amerika: Mula sa Bagong Daigdig sa Bagong Daigdig na Order (Oxford University Press, 2010).
When a group of Pure Land Buddhist monks faced opposition to opening a temple and education center in a small rural town in Virginia, Dr. Steven Emmanuel collaborated with Ven. Chuc Thanh to offer a public course at Virginia Wesleyan College on Buddhism in Virginia Beach during the summer of 2009.The project led to a series of public courses to educate members of the local community on Buddhism over a three year period. A film, Living in the Pure Land, also was produced that is available on Vimeo.
Dr. Greg Emery served as the Director and a Faculty Member of the Global Leadership Center at Ohio University until spring 2015. Beginning in 2003 he led Ohio University students in research that documented and explored the New Vrindaban (Hare Krishna) community in nearby Moundsville, West Virginia. The project produced a several research reports: Isang Koleksyon ng Pananaliksik sa Mga Kasanayan ng Komunidad ng Hindu ng Bagong Vrindaban (Bahagi I) Na (2011), Isang Koleksyon ng Pananaliksik sa Mga Kasanayan ng Komunidad ng Hindu ng Bagong Vrindaban (Bahagi II) (2011), at Visions ng Mga Miyembro ng Komunidad para sa Kinabukasan sa 40th Anniversary ng Bagong Vrindaban (2009), pati na rin ang bilang ng mga ulat ng proyekto ng mag-aaral.
Dr. Pankaj Jain is an associate professor of anthropology, philosophy, and religion at the University of North Texas. He is co-director of the Rural Sustainability Summit and co-leader of the India Initiatives group. Dr. Jain led an investigation of the religious and ecological practices of Hindus and Jains in North Texas. His project explored the connections between the religious traditions of local Hindus and Jains and their environmental practices. The project produced a substantial number of profiles of Hindu and Jain groups in North Texas and is connected to his book, Dharma at Ecology ng Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability Na (2011).
Dr. Gary Laderman, Goodrich C. White professor and chair of the religion department at Emory University inaugurated the research project on the changing religious landscape of Atlanta, Georgia in 1998. The project had two objectives: gathering basic information about Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities in metropolitan Atlanta and exploring the ways in which these newer religious traditions were adapting to, as well as shaping, American funeral rituals. The project produced a number of group profies and is connected two several books authored by Dr. Laderman: Mga Relihiyon ng Atlanta: Ang Pagkakaiba ng Relihiyon sa Centennial Olympic City. (Atlanta: Scholars Press), 1996; Ang Banal na Nananatili: Amerikano na Mga Pagkakataon sa Kamatayan, 1799-1883 (New Haven: Yale University Press), 1999; at Pahinga sa Kapayapaan: Ang Kasaysayan ng Kultura ng Kamatayan at ang Bahay ng Paglilibing sa Ikadalawampu-Siglo America (Oxford University Press), 2005.
In 2002, Dr. Kathryn McClymond, professor in and chair of the department of religious studies at Georgia State University, inaugurated a research project on Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh religious centers in and around Altanta, Georgia.Dr. McClymond and her students produced a number of profiles on groups in these traditions.
Si Dr. David Odell-Scott, associate dean sa Kent State University, at si Dr. Surinder Bhardwaj, propesor emeritus sa departamento ng heyograpiya sa Kent State University, pinasinayaan ang isang proyektong pananaliksik sa mga imigranteng grupo ng relihiyon sa Northern Ohio sa 1999. Ang proyekto ay may mapa na mga sentro na nauugnay sa mga tradisyon ng Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, at Muslim, gayundin ang mga pamayanang etniko na imigranteng Kristiyano.
Dr. Michael Stoltzfus, professor of religious studies at Valdosta State University, inaugurated a research project in 2006 on “Pluralism in the ‘Bible Belt’: Mapping the Religious Diversity of South Georgia.” The objectives of the project were to document historic changes in the region’s religious demographics and to explore some of the challenges faced by minority religious communities. The project emphasized new diversity as evidenced by its many churches and a Jewish community which recently celebrated its centennial—new communities of Muslims, Hindus, Korean Protestants, Latino Catholics, and others.
Si Dr. Claude Stulting at si Dr. Sam Britt, mga miyembro ng guro sa departamento ng relihiyon sa Furman University, ay pinasinayaan ang isang proyektong pananaliksik sa 1998 sa relihiyosong pluralismo sa Upstate South Carolina. Ang proyekto ay may tatlong yugto: pagmamapa ng relihiyosong tanawin ng South Carolina, isang pokus na pag-aaral ng mga tiyak na grupo sa Upstate ng South Carolina, at pag-aaral ng mga partikular na grupo sa Midlands ng South Carolina, na nakatuon sa lugar ng metropolitan ng Columbia. Ang isang malaking bilang ng mga profile ng grupo ay ginawa ng proyekto.