The Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture, and the Arts promotes an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between scholars and students from diverse religious and ideological backgrounds in order to engage critically with significant questions arising from the intersections of religion, culture, and the arts. The Salzburg Institute is a member institution of The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and a partner organization of The Consortium of Christian Studies Centers.
The Institute realizes its mission through a five-week undergraduate summer program in Salzburg, Austria, the Salzburg Institute Chamber Music Concert Series , the Salzburg Institute Symposium in conjunction with the University of Salzburg, and its Symphilologus book series. The Institute also organizes lectures as part of the Salzburger Hochschulwochen, an annual theological lecture series at the University of Salzburg.
The Salzburg Institute was founded in 2010 as the Salzburg Institute of Gordon College and became an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2013. The Salzburg Institute situates itself within the broad framework of Christian humanism which provides a firm basis for an ecumenical approach towards every religious or secular endeavor conducive to human flourishing.