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

2019 Symposium on Religion and Public Life
The tenth biennial Symposium, on April 25-27, 2019, included conversations about globalization, criminal justice reform, religious freedom, faith and political life, and more.

Civitas Lab students work within research community

Civitas Lab students work within research community
For the 2018-19 academic year, the Civitas Lab brought together 20 Calvin students as research assistants under the mentorship of Calvin College faculty as they worked on 13 different projects.

Donate to the Institute

Donate to the Institute
Support the work and programs of the Henry Institute by donating now.

Faith, Democracy and the Media

Faith, Democracy and the Media
The 21st annual Paul B Henry Lecture/event featured a roundtable discussion bringing together several prominent national journalists of religion and politics, discussing Faith, Democracy and the Media.

Muslim Immigration, Christian Fear, and the Future of Democracy

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.

Faith and Democracy in America

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.

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