Yonat Shimron writes for Religion News Service.
The consortium in Berkeley, California, includes research centers and seminaries of multiple faith traditions—but has been previously led by Christians.
The statement of faith is the latest sign that the organization has shifted away from its ecumenical roots toward a more narrow evangelical identity.
The web portal's creators hope others will submit documents on church finances, policies and procedures, and sexual abuse case settlements.
The two dozen centers across the country want to cast off the perception that evangelicals are anti-intellectual.
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