Institute for

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 the African America Church and American Ideals
  • Program on Governance
  • Junior Associates Program
Our mission is to study the various ways religious belief and practice and political culture intersect, and the ways religion and the founding values of the United States have ennobled political and cultural developments. This mission is more vital now than ever
— Dr. 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