The mission of the Princeton Faith & Work Initiative is to generate intellectual frameworks and practical resources for student and leaders regarding the issues and opportunities surrounding faith and work. At any given time there is a mix of short term and long term research projects being undertaken by the Initiative. The links on the left outline some of these research projects.
Miller's initial book, God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement (Oxford University Press, 2007), was developed and explored the thesis that there is a social movement called "faith at work." He found that many people in all levels and lines of work and across a variety of religious traditions increasingly want to integrate their spiritual dimension with their workplace life. Many in the marketplace are no longer content to compartmentalize their faith from their work. The faith at work movement is largely lay-founded and lay-led, with nominal awareness of or interest in by clergy or seminaries. In contrast, corporate leaders and business academics are aware of and but unsure how to respond to this new desire to bring faith to work.
God at Work also raises several issues about the faith at work that merit further study to understand its potential impact, both positive and negative. To respond to this professional interest and lack of substantive research or practical resources, Miller's research through FWI will lead to a series of articles and books to address some of the questions and issues raised by the faith at work movement. To learn more about these research projects, please click the links to the left.