For many years the parent of STOQ LLC. was the STOQ Project in Rome. The Roman progenitor coordinated by the Pontifical Council for Culture under the guidance of Cardinal Paul Poupard first and Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi afterward, was initially supported by grants from the John Templeton Foundation. In 2003, the project was established in three universities in Italy and successively extended to another four universities. It was geared toward students, scientists, philosophers, theologians, and all those interested in exploring their faith and being without renouncing scientific progress. There were publications, seminars, courses etc. sponsored by the STOQ Project. In STOQ LLC. seeks to expand this vision to US universities and students.