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.
New Henry Institute Executive Director
Dr. Micah Watson was appointed Executive Director of the Henry Institute in May, 2020, following Corwin Smidt and Kevin R. den Dulk who formerly served in the position.
Remembering John Lewis
From his Henry Lecture in April of 2000 to one Calvin student's unforgettable internship in 2020, Calvin remembers Congressman John Lewis, a giant in the civil rights movement.
The Institute welcomes Richard Mouw
Widely respected theologian and philosopher Richard Mouw is joining the Institute as a senior research fellow, returning to Calvin where he began his academic career.
Path to Justice: A Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform
The Henry Institute partnered with a number of Calvin groups to sponsor an event exploring the brokenness of the current criminal justice system and the hope presented by its reform.
Civitas Lab students work within research community
For the 2019-20 academic year, the Civitas Lab brought together fourteen Calvin students as research assistants under the mentorship of Calvin College faculty as they worked on ten different projects.
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Richard Mouw returns to Calvin
Long-time philosophy professor returns to Calvin as senior research fellow
Spark, September 01, 2020
Richard Mouw comes home to Calvin
After 35 years at Fuller Theological Seminary, Richard Mouw, a widely-respected theologian and philosopher, is returning to Calvin University where his career in academia began. He's joining the Henry Institute as a senior research fellow.
News & Stories, June 4, 2020
Calvin creates associate provost position
In January, Kevin den Dulk became Calvin's first associate provost, a position that focuses on extending Calvin's mission to reach new populations.
News & Stories, February 11, 2020
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