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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.

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
  • Alternative Spring Break 2015: “In The Footsteps of Francis I”- study trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 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!!

 

Feb 3 at 7:30pm, in Litrenta, Naomi Riley, “How Churches are Winning Millennials Back,” in Litrenta Hall.

 

Feb 16 at 5:30pm, Tim Shah, Georgetown University, “The Persecution of Christians in the Middle East,” in Hynson Room of Hodson Hall.

 

March 8 at 6pm, Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work and Economics, “Religious Freedom and Economic Freedom,” in Hynson room of Hodson Hall.

 

April 13 at 5:30pm, Gary Schiff, “Jews in European History,” Hynson Room of Hodson Hall.

 

April 18 at 6pm, Todd Huizinga, Acton Institute, “Comparing Religion, Politics and Culture in the United States and Europe Today,” in Hynson Room of Hodson Hall.

 

April 21 at 6pm, JP Moreland, Biola University, Philosophical Theology, in Hynson Room of Hodson Hall. POSTPONED

 

April 25 at 6pm, John Borelli, US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Nostra Aetate at 50: Jewish-Catholic Relations RESCHEDULED FROM THE FALL. In Hynson Room of Hodson Hall.

 

May 3 at 6pm, Duncan Stroik, Professor of Architecture, the University of Notre Dame, “The Biblical Foundations of Sacred Architecture,” in Hynson Room of Hodson Hall