Named in honor of Divine Wisdom, the Sophia Institute is an independent Orthodox educational charity housed at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in New York City that serves as a gathering force for contemporary Orthodox scholars, theologians, spiritual teachers, and ethicists.

The Sophia Institute organizes annual conferences and publishes conference proceedings. The Sixth Annual Conference, titled "Monasticism, Asceticism and Holiness in the Eastern Orthodox World," will be held on December 6, 2013.

The Sophia Institute aims to encourage the study of the Eastern Christian Tradition - its history, thought, liturgical and spiritual cultures - as well as issues of its ecumenical and social - ethical engagement with the contemporary world.