At ICRSA a dynamic and vibrant team of researchers is dedicated to the postcolonial study of religion and religions. Since 1991, under the guidance of its founder and director, Professor David Chidester, ICRSA has been engaged in the Comparative Religion Project, which has produced the first history of religions in South Africa, a history of comparative religion anchored in Southern Africa, and a three-volume annotated bibliography that provides a valuable resource for anyone studying religion in Southern Africa.

At the same time, the ICRSA Religion and Education Project has been involved in developing national policy and international collaboration in finding new ways for teaching and learning about religion, religions and religious diversity in schools.