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We are a dedicated group of scholars and professionals working to support outstanding analysis of the historical and contemporary intertwining of religion and politics. Our aim is to educate students and the public through our courses, events, and publications, while modeling discussion and debate that values each person’s humanity as the cornerstone of a productive democracy. Watch our video below to learn more about us!

Upcoming Event

Why People of Faith Should Care about Immigration

This event in the Immigration & the 2020 Election will feature Center Director Marie Griffith with a panel of theologians and diverse faith leaders who will explore the histories of some traditions and the teachings that propel the faithful to action in matters of justice.

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Latest from Our Journal

QAnon’s “Messianic Secret”

By Gregory Alan Thornbury

Donald Trump has not rebuked his QAnon supporters—or the Christians among them.


Recent News

Danforth in The Washington Post: Trump’s attack on the debate commission is an attack on the election itself

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Course Highlight

The FBI and Religion

This course examines the relationship between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and religion as a way to study and understand twentieth century religion and politics specifically and the American experiment in democracy more broadly.

Course Details About the Undergrad Minor
FBI Director James Comey leaves after the annual Blue Mass at St. Patrick Church May 5, 2015 in Washington, DC.