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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

The Pandemic Created a Surge in Homeschooling—and Concerns about the Movement’s Christian Culture

By Elena Trueba

There are benefits to homeschooling, but there are also troubling messages about religion, race, and history within the Christian homeschooling movement.


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.

Recent News

Priests John Danforth and Matt Malone on “A First Step Toward Loving Our Enemies”

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Recent Event

James Baldwin and the Moral Crisis of American Democracy

Princeton University professor and MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude Jr. examines Baldwin’s insistence that America’s race problem is a result of moral choices as outlined in his forthcoming book.