Institute for Faith and Learning
The Institute for Faith and Learning was founded in 1997 to assist Baylor in achieving its mission of integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment, and its goal of becoming a university of the first rank committed to its Baptist and Christian heritage. Since its founding, the Institute has developed several major programs in support of this mission, cultivating high-quality research, sponsoring conferences, mentoring students, and encouraging teaching faithful to the Christian intellectual tradition.
Featuring leading national and international scholars – and including a wide range of participants from varied denominational, private, and public universities – the symposium is convened annually by Baylor's Institute for Faith and Learning.
Hosted each May at historic Laity Lodge in the Hill Country, Communio features guest lectures and guided discussions, common meals and worship, and other activities that encourage faculty to explore together their common aims as educators at Baylor.
Missio will bring people together from across the University to reflect upon Baylor's special mission and identity and the relationship between faith and learning.
Named in honor of William Carey Crane, the fourth president of Baylor, the Crane Scholars Program is an intensive program for Baylor undergraduates sponsored by the Institute for Faith and Learning that encourages and supports gifted students who are interested in connections between faith and reason.
Begun in 2014, the Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics features a scholar of significant stature to speak on some issue or question that arises from within the Christian moral tradition.
The Institute for Faith and Learning is proud to celebrate its 25th year!
IFL celebrates a quarter century of supporting Baylor’s mission of bringing the riches of the Christian faith to the life of the mind