About the Center

We are a dedicated group of scholars and professionals working to support outstanding analysis of the historical and contemporary intertwinings 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. 

Recent News

Writer and Journalist Mark Oppenheimer to join Danforth Center on Religion and Politics


Fall 2024 Course Highlight

Islamophobia & U.S. Politics

This course examines the phenomenon of Islamophobia as a form of anti-Muslim racism as it has manifested throughout U.S. history and within contemporary American politics.

Course Details About the Undergrad Minor

Latest from Our Journal

A Time of Transition at Religion & Politics

By Marie Griffith

The online journal takes a publishing hiatus.