The Henry Symposium on Religion and Public Life is held biennially at the Prince Conference Center on the campus of Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The purposes of the Symposium are to provide opportunities to share current research, foster personal and professional networks, facilitate joint research endeavors, and learn about research opportunities in the field. Attendance at the Symposium is open to anyone interested in the intersection of religion and public life.
The three day event includes roundtables and panels on a wide variety of topics. The Symposium also often includes special evening lectures by prominent thinkers and practitioners.
Eleventh Biennial Henry Symposium on Religion and Public Life
April 7-9, 2022
The Paul B. Henry Institute held its eleventh biennial Symposium on Religion and Public Life from April 7-9, 2022, at the Prince Conference Center on the campus of Calvin University. The Symposium provides opportunities to present research, foster personal and professional collaboration, and learn from thoughtful practitioners. Symposium attendance is open to anyone interested in the intersection of religion and public life.
The Symposium celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Religion and Politics with several sessions and special guests commemorating the work done by Paul Henry and the initiatives and efforts that have spanned the Institute’s existence.
The Symposium, which is open to all scholars and practitioners, included the 2022 annual Henry Lecture, featuring Nicholas Wolterstorff, Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University, as well as a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. In addition, the Center for Public Justice sponsored their annual Kuyper Lecture featuring Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach.
Videos of the following sessions can be watched at these links:
Fidelity in Politics: Christian Political Activity in the Tradition of Reformed Protestantism
Annual Paul B. Henry Lecture by Nicholas Wolterstorff
The Ongoing Problem of Poverty: Food Insecurity, Families, and Faith
Annual Center for Public Justice Kuyper Lecture by Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach