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Welcome to the Paul B. Henry Institute

Paul B. HenryThe Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics was created in 1997 to continue the work of integrating Christian faith and politics advanced by its namesake, educator and public servant Paul B. Henry.

The Institute continues Paul Henry's quest to promote serious reflection on the interplay between Christianity and public life, by becoming a national forum for research, dialogue, and information on their interaction. Read more...



The 2014 Rule of Law Lecture

featuring John Inazu, author of the recently released "Liberty's Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly"

November 13, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Meeter Center Lecture Hall on Calvin College Campus
Upcoming Events

Rule of Law Lecture -- November 13, 2014

Eighth Biennial Symposium on Religion and Public Life --
April 30-May 2, 2015



Seventh Biennial Symposium on Religion and Public Life -- held April 25-27, 2013

Visualizing Public Life -- an opportunity for students to explore creative ways to represent information about the communities around us

The Role of Religion in Fostering Civic Responsibility research study funded by The Bradley Foundation

The Henry Semester in Washington, D.C. for the spring 2015 semester will be led by Professor Daniel Miller, with the Special Topics in Public Life course focusing on "Perspectives on U.S. Relations with Latin America"

More programs...


Christianity in Chinese Public Life
Kevin denDulk

Religion and Politics in America
Kevin denDulk

American Evangelicals Today
Corwin E. Smidt

Pluralism and Freedom: Faith-Based Organizations in a Democratic Society
Stephen V. Monsma

Healing for a Broken World
Stephen Monsma
Available in i-book format

Serving the Claims of Justice
Paul Henry; Doug Koopman, ed.

More about these and other publications...