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Latest from Our Journal

How Meatpacking Work and Faith Intersect in the Heartland

By Eric C. Miller

Kristy Nabhan-Warren discusses her new book, “Meatpacking America: How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland.”


Spring 2022 Course Highlight

Solidarity and Silence: Religious Strategies in the Political Sphere

Protest—violent and nonviolent—have shaped our lives dramatically in the last year. I’m excited to teach this course again to examine the theoretical foundations of nonviolence throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, and consider how these ideas help us understand contemporary discussions of these political strategies. Image: Counterprotestors at the “No to Marxism in America” rally in Berkeley, CA, August 27, 2017. Photograph by Thomas Hawk / Flickr

Course Details About the Undergrad Minor

Recent Event

“My Fugitive” Event & Discussion

Special (in-person) event as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival


Recent News

John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics announces search for next cohort of postdoctoral fellows

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications from junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates for up to four postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. 

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