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2018 Paul B. Henry Lecture
Melissa Rogers (former Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships) will give the Paul B. Henry Lecture on February 21 at Calvin College.
Civitas Lab students work within research community
For the 2017-18 academic year, the Civitas Lab is bringing together ten Calvin students as research assistants under the mentorship of Calvin College faculty.
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Legacies of Arthur Vandenberg: A Conversation About Politics and Consensus
Hank Meijer considers the legacy of former Michigan Senator Arthur Vandenberg, who formed coalitions that continue in today's political policies.
Awaiting the King: The Politics of Hope in an Age of Fear
James K.A. Smith discusses the shape of Christian political witness in an age of fear and anxiety on December 7.
John Inazu at the January Series
Inazu will speak at Calvin on "Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Differences." January 10 as part of Calvin's annual January Series
There are no announcements at this time.
New online app empowers returning citizens transitioning out of prison
The Calvin Prison Initiative and the Henry Institute have created the Returning Citizens Resources online application to empower returning citizens in their transition out of prison and into society.
News & Stories, January 26, 2018
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse will deliver the 2017 Paul B. Henry Lecture
Calvin's Paul B. Henry Institute director Kevin den Dulk reflects on the upcoming lecture and symposium.
News & Stories, April 25, 2017
Calvin remembers Stephen Monsma
Stephen Monsma was a man committed to helping Christians think and act more faithfully in their civic and political life.
News & Stories, February 23, 2017
Students at the epicenter of American politics
From meeting with think tanks to members of Congress to attending the presidential inauguration, Calvin College students are gaining a new perspective on American politics this January.
News & Stories, January 20, 2017
The Future of African Public Theology
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mon, April 30, 2018
Prince Conference Center
Reviving the Civic Mission of Christian Schools: A Workshop in Civics Education
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mon, June 11, 2018
Muslim Immigration and Christian Hospitality
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Mon, November 5, 2018
Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall