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Political Church Shopping is Further Polarizing America

By Andre P. Audette and Shay R. Hafner

New data show a substantial number of Americans are choosing churches based on politics.


Spring 2023 Course Highlight

Spiritual But Not Religious: The Politics of American Spirituality

This seminar focuses on the formation of “spirituality” in American culture from the Transcendentalist world of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman on through more recent expressions of the “spiritual-but-not-religious” sensibility.

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Washington University in St. Louis seeks next director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

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