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Welcome to the ICA Social Research Center

The Global Archives of the Ecumenical Institute and Institute of Cultural Affairs

Discover the rich heritage of The Ecumenical Institute and The Institute of Cultural Affairs and their role in global human development since 1959. Explore our unique story and the people who have shaped it. Browse our collections. Access historical data and other research resources. Join our ongoing research work.

This archive was created in large part out of the resolve of those involved to do pioneering work on behalf of the historical church and human society at large in the middle and late 20th century until the present—a resolve to take personal and corporate responsibility for shaping a better world for future generations.

“What appears  to be a breaking down of civilization may well be simply the breaking up of old forms by life itself”

Joyce Carol Oates