The Nation on the Templeton Foundation.
The Nation has a long article about the highly influential Templeton Foundation, which primarily funds research projects at the intersection of science and faith. It’s written by Nathan Schneider, one of my favorite writers on religion, and he even finds a way to make the Nation-obligatory enumeration of right-wing ties fit in to the story as a whole, the upshot of which ends up being that:
“…the foundation is also better positioned than most to foster a conservatism—and a culture generally—that holds the old habits of religions and business responsible to good evidence, while helping scientists better speak to people’s deepest concerns.”
Definitely worth a read if you’re at all interested in religion, science, and culture.