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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
  • 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
 

 
Upcoming Events

  • September 11th: Professor Steven Wolin, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, George Washington University Medical School, on Forgiveness. 4:30 pm in Hynson Room of Hodson Hall
  • September 25th: Col. Chaplain William Sean Lee, noted expert on religious liberty on challenges facing service personnel in today’s military. 6pm in Hynson Room of Hodson Hall
  • October 2nd: Mr. Michael Rubin (Fellow, American Enterprise Institute) and Mr. Brian Katulis (Fellow, Center for American Progress) “Iraq and Syria: Debating the Past and Planning for the Future.” Co-Sponsored with the Alexander Hamilton Society. 6pm in Hynson Room of Hodson Hall 
  • October 6th: Dr. Ian Crowe, of the Edmund Burke Society: address on the importance of private property for the maintenance of liberty. 7pm in Hynson Room of Hodson Hall.