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, 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
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.
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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
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.
Henry Institute Series on Public and Non-Profit Leadership
The Series features individuals who have chosen a career in public / non-profit leadership, considering the challenges and rewards of their work.
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