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Religion, Politics and Culture

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.-Washington's Farewell Address, 1796Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.-Washington's Farewell Address, 1796The Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture is dedicated to the rigorous study of religion’s influence on American and world history, as well as its contemporary importance for cultural and political life. The Institute also explores a range of pressing issues facing contemporary society and the enduring value of America’s founding principles. 

Funded by private individuals and foundations, the Institute conducts a number of highly successful programs, including:

  • Oxford Research Seminar
  • Jerusalem Experience: Hebrew University in Jerusalem
  • Additional International Partnerships: Paris, Rome, Prague, Vienna
  • Distinguished Lectures and Symposia
  • Peer-reviewed Book Series
  • Cincinnatus Leadership Scholars Program
  • Program on Governance
  • Junior Associates Program
“Our mission is to study the various ways religious belief and practice and political culture intersect in terms of American and world history, contemporary American life, and internationally.”
— Joseph Prud’homme
Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture                   
Contact the Director at institute_rpc@washcoll.edu
 

Washington College group in Oxford, England

 

 

 

The Institute adheres to the Chicago Principles on Free Speech on College Campuses to ensure full, open and vibrant discussion.

See:

http://freeexpression.uchicago.edu/page/statement-principles-free-expression

 

 

Upcoming Events!!

 The Institute is arranging an exciting set of programs for the Fall of 2016 and Spring of 2017. Tentative events include the following. Please stay tuned for further details. 

I) “The Sources of Secularity,” A seminar and public lecture by Stephen Strehle, author of the acclaimed work The Dark Side    of Church-State Separation 

II) “Leadership and Civic Virtue”: An Evening with Al Sikes, former Chairman of the FCC

III) “Student Workshop and Public Address, Laura Carno, author of the new work Government Ruins Nearly Everything: Reclaiming Social Issues from Uncivil Servants 

IV) “Faith and a Free Society,” A day with JP Moreland of Biola University 

V) Josh Dunn, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

VI) “Religion and Culture,” An address by Sir Roger Scruton, world renowned philosopher and social theorist