Promoting serious reflection on the interplay between Christianity and public life.
The Institute is dedicated to providing resources for scholarship, encouraging citizen involvement and education, structuring opportunities to disseminate scholarly work, seeking avenues to communicate and promote information about Christianity and public life to the broader public, and motivating and training future scholars and leaders.
2019 Symposium on Religion and Public Life
The tenth biennial Symposium will be on April 25-27, 2019 at the Prince Conference Center on Calvin's campus and will include conversations about globalization, criminal justice reform, religious freedom, faith and political life, and more.
Civitas Lab students work within research community
For the 2018-19 academic year, the Civitas Lab is bringing together 16 Calvin students as research assistants under the mentorship of Calvin College faculty as they work on 11 different projects.
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Faith and Democracy in America
The Faith and Democracy in America Conference considered whether Christian faith and political liberalism are compatible. Watch videos of the panels and plenaries with the links on the conference webpage.
Muslim Immigration, Christian Fear, and the Future of Democracy
Shadi Hamid, Matthew Kaemingk, and Stephanie Summers joined Institute Director Kevin R. den Dulk to talk about Muslim immigration and the practices of Christian hospitality. Link to the panel on the Events page.
Pruis Rule of Law Lecture
The annual Rule of Law Lecture featured Patrick Deneen, author of the current bestselling book on democracy, law and Christian faith. Watch a video of the lecture through the link on the Rule of Law page.
There are no announcements at this time.
Exploring the intersection of Faith and Democracy
At Calvin College, experts will dig deeper into the national discussion of the relationship between Christianity and American politics.
News & Stories, December 3, 2018
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