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Calvin Shorts: A New Series from the Calvin College Press

The Church and Religious Persecution

Kevin R. den Dulk and Robert J. Joustra

Calvin College Press, August 2015

Religious persecution is on the rise. Daily news stories and social science research chronicle the suffering of Christians and those of other faiths at the hands of both governments and private citizens. Yet, with few exceptions,the North American church has been largely absent from serious action that addresses this global problem. The Church and Religious Persecution examines the nature and scope of religious persecution worldwide, explores the response of the church, and proposes steps church leaders and members can take to stand up for religious freedom and build a faith-based movement against persecution.

Emerging Adulthood and Faith

Jonathan P. Hill

Calvin College Press, June 2015

Is the Church losing the next generation of young people? Jonathan P. Hill critically examines this question, interpreting sociological data that takes into account the broader cultural and historical context. He challenges common assumptions and draws conclusions that are counterintuitive, complex, and encouraging.

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Energy and the Economy [video]

Calvin College's professor of Engineering, Matthew Heun shares his research on the connection between energy and the economy. Watch the video.

Call for Papers and More Opportunities

2016 Lilly Fellows Summer Seminar, "Restoring Art to a Place in the Community." Application deadline is November 10, 2015.

"Discerning Vocation in a Contested Religious Tradition," a Lilly Fellows Regional Conference. Call for papers due September 15, 2015.

Learn more about these and other opportunities here.