Author Archives: debra kennard

Celebrating Five Years of Religion & Politics Journal

When Religion & Politics began as a project of the newly founded John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics in 2012, the editors of the online news journal took seriously their aim to create a space where journalists and … read more >

John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics Awards Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2018-2020

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce it has awarded four postdoctoral fellowships to exceptional early career scholars. The fellowships will begin with the 2018-2019 academic year and … read more >

Religion and Politics in Early America Conference, March 1-4, 2018

The Religion and Politics in Early America conference will convene next week in St. Louis, Missouri. The special topics conference of The Society of Early Americanists will take place Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4, 2018. Abram Van Engen, … read more >

Lerone Martin awarded NEH fellowship

Lerone A. Martin, associate professor in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). … read more >

Lerone Martin promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Washington University in St. Louis

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics is delighted to announce that on December 1, 2017, the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis voted to promote Lerone A. Martin to Associate Professor with tenure, effective … read more >

Pakistani Journalists visit the Center on Religion and Politics

Profs. Marie Griffith and Fannie Bialek welcomed visiting Pakistani journalists to the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics on September 27, 2017. The journalists asked many questions on the topics of religion in the United States, presidential politics, … read more >

Sermon delivered by Danforth at Harvard Memorial Church: “Parables, Priorities, and Politics”

PARABLES, PRIORITIES AND POLITICS         Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46 This … read more >

Sen. Danforth on Trump in The Washington Post

Sen. John C. Danforth authored an opinion piece for The Washington Post on August 25, 2017, calling on his fellow Republicans to disassociate from President Trump. (Full text below.) Trump is exactly what Republicans are not By John C. Danforth Many have … read more >

Faculty Affiliate Van Engen Wins NEH Grant

Abram Van Engen, Associate Professor of English and Faculty Affiliate with the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics has won a Public Scholar Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about Van Engen and … read more >

Martin named a Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar

The Center is delighted to share the news that Assistant Professor Lerone Martin was one of ten emerging academic leaders named a Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The award supports scholars whose research focuses on contemporary … read more >