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Religion, Politics and Culture

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.-Washington's Farewell Address, 1796Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.-Washington's Farewell Address, 1796The Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture is dedicated to the rigorous study of religion’s influence on American and world history, as well as its contemporary importance for cultural and political life. The Institute also explores a range of pressing issues facing contemporary society.

Funded by private individuals and foundations, the Institute conducts a number of highly successful programs, including:

  • Oxford Research Seminar
  • Jerusalem Experience: Hebrew University in Jerusalem
  • Additional International Partnerships: Paris, Rome, Prague
  • Alternative Spring Break 2015: “In The Footsteps of Francis I”- study trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Distinguished Lectures and Symposia
  • Peer-reviewed Book Series
  • Cincinnatus Leadership Scholars Program
  • Program on Governance
  • Junior Associates Program
“Our mission is to study the various ways religious belief and practice and political culture intersect in terms of American and world history, contemporary American life, and internationally.”
— Joseph Prud’homme
Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture                   
Contact the Director at institute_rpc@washcoll.edu
 

Washington College group in Oxford, England

 

 

 

The Institute adheres to the Chicago Principles on Free Speech on College Campuses to ensure full, open and vibrant discussion.

See:

http://freeexpression.uchicago.edu/page/statement-principles-free-expression

 

 

Upcoming Events!!

November 10, 2015: A special lecture addressing Creativity, Faith, and a Free Society by Dr. Art Lindsley of the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics.

Time and Location: 6:30pm, Hynson Lounge, located on Washington College campus, attached to Hodson Hall.

 

November 18, 2015: Sponsor a free public lecture by Becki Grey, Vice President and Resident Scholar of The John Locke Foundation. Her talk is entitled “The Importance of Private Charities for the Public Good.” Postponed until the Spring

Time and Location: 6:00pm, Hynson Lounge, located on Washington College campus, attached to Hodson Hall.

 

-December 1,2015: A free public lecture by Professor Robin Gibbons, Department of Theology at the University of Oxford. His talk is entitled “Eastern Christianity and its Relevance for the West in a Secularizing Age.” Postponed until the Spring

Time and Place: 6:00pm, Hynson Lounge on the Washington College campus, attached to Hodson

-December 2,2015: A public presentation of the research of the Oxford Research Seminar students from summer 2015. Postponed until the Spring

Time and Place: 6:00pm, The Washington College campus.

-December 3,2015: Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist, will explore  “The Future of Christianity in America.”

Time and Place: 6:00pm, Hynson Lounge on the Washington College campus, attached to Hodson. Still On!!!!!!