The study of religion often investigates beliefs, rituals, and practices, and how they manifest themselves in various spheres of life. One such sphere, the workplace, is emerging as an important field of inquiry, where the role of faith and work is of increasing academic and practical interest. For many, faith is what shapes and informs their value system, ethics, character, leadership, and their attitude toward work. Research shows that many students, workers, marketplace professionals, and leaders wish to live a holistic life that integrates, among other things, faith and work, but have few resources to help them do that. To address this, in 2008 CSR Director Robert Wuthnow proposed and the Academic Planning Group endorsed the founding of the Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative. The Initiative is housed in the Center for the Study of Religion.