Welcome to the Center!

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 Changing Faces of American Rabbis

By Nomi Kaltmann

More diverse groups are joining the rabbinate across the United States.


Fall 2021 Course Highlight

Law, Religion, and Politics

This course takes a deep dive into the role of religious argument in politics and law, touching upon some of the most important and divisive issues of our day.

Course Details About the Undergrad Minor

Recent Event

Congregations Building Bridges: Renewing Civic Engagement as Our Common Purpose

A panel discussion with religious leaders and experts.

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Recent News

Statement from Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship Cochairs Danielle Allen, Stephen Heintz, and Eric Liu on the events in Washington D.C.

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