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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!

Latest from Our Journal

Debunking the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: An Interview with Ariel Sabar

By Eric C. Miller

Ariel Sabar discusses his latest book, “Veritas: A Harvard Professor, A Con Man, and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife.”

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Recent News

Statement from Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship Cochairs Danielle Allen, Stephen Heintz, and Eric Liu on the events in Washington D.C.

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Course Highlight

Between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Freedom

This course focuses on the political and spiritual lives of Martin and Malcolm and how their respective activism, philosophies, and debates bare upon past and present freedom struggles in the US. In the end, we will examine what we can learn from them for twenty-first century struggles for justice and recognition in America and beyond.  

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