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.

Symposium on Religion and Politics held in April 2022

Symposium on Religion and Politics held in April 2022
The eleventh biennial Symposium on Religion and Public Life was held at Calvin University from April 7-9, 2022 at the Prince Conference Center, with special programs commemorating the work done by Paul Henry and initiatives and efforts spanning the Institute's existence as we celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Race, Social Mobility, Education, and Opportunity in America

Race, Social Mobility, Education, and Opportunity in America
Ian Rowe from the American Enterprise Institute and Henry Institute's Executive Director Micah Watson engaged in conversation about "Freedom or Equity: What is the Best Path Forward for America?"

Annual Paul Henry Lecture, featuring Nicholas Wolterstorff

Annual Paul Henry Lecture, featuring Nicholas Wolterstorff
The 23rd annual Paul B. Henry Lecture featured widely respected philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff reflecting on "Fidelity in Politics" as he considered Christian political activity in the tradition of Reformed Protestantism.

The 2022 Rule of Law Lecture

The 2022 Rule of Law Lecture
The Henry Institute's 2022 Rule of Law Lecture (on October 19) will feature Ed McBroom, Michigan State Senator from the 38th District and chairman of the State Senate Oversight Committee.

Civitas Lab students work within research community

Civitas Lab students work within research community
For the 2021-22 academic year, the Civitas Lab brought together thirteen Calvin students as research assistants under the mentorship of eight Calvin University faculty as they worked on nine different projects.

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