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. 

Upcoming Event

Pranksters, Standups, and Fitness Gurus: New Perspectives on Parody

Third event in our series “Reverent Irreverence: Parody, Religion, and Contemporary Politics.”


Recent News

Danforth Center on Religion and Politics announces search for postdoctoral fellows

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Latest from Our Journal

A Time of Transition at Religion & Politics

By Marie Griffith

The online journal takes a publishing hiatus.