The third Summer Institute for the Social Scientific Study of Religion was held on July 9-20, 2006 at Renmin University of China, Beijing. More than 60 faculty members, graduated students and undergraduate students from over 20 provinces participated in it.
Two major lecturers were Byron Johnson of Baylor University (first week) and R. Stephen Warner of University of Illinois at Chicago (second week). In addition, Professor Graeme Lang of City University of Hong Kong, gave two lectures, and Professor Hei-yuan Chiu of Academia Sinica in Taipei, gave one lecture respectively. Anna Sun, Yuting Wang and Elisa Zhai served as interpreters.