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
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
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
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 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
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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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