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American Christians “Backing the Blue”: On Faith and Policing

By Aaron Griffith

From the inception of the modern policing profession, supportive Christian efforts have proven to be a powerful resource.

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Fall 2022 Course Highlight

Topics in Religion and Politics: The Abuse Crisis in Modern Christianity

This course explores the sexual abuse crisis in North American Christianity, both as it has emerged in the media and as church leaders and laypeople have responded to it. We’ll pay particular attention to the power dynamics of abuse, the impact upon the Christian body writ large, and the relation between the crisis and U.S. politics.

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John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics Awards Four Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2022-2023

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