Faith & Public Life
Equipping Christians to think deeply about faithful participation in contemporary public life.
Our core audience is undergraduate students who are interested in exploring questions of politics, public policy, economics, business, and society in a way that is integrated with the convictions of their faith. Covering a variety of topics and taking
place throughout the year, our programs give students the opportunity to engage in serious, nonpartisan dialogue with experts and peers on pressing issues, and be prepared for their future careers and vocations. Featured programs are listed below.
- Executive Council ProgramExecutive Councils are groups of up to six students per school who partner with our staff to improve political discourse on their campuses by fostering substantive, nonpartisan conversations on topics related to faith, politics, economics, and society. The program also furthers the intellectual and professional development of participants through intensive, expense-free conferences and other opportunities.Learn More
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Since 2012, the Initiative on Faith & Public Life has built a community of leading Christian college professors who are interested in the intersection of faith, politics, economics, and society and share a commitment to equipping future leaders. There are currently over 300 professors in our network, representing institutions (both religious and secular) across the country and world.
Our Academic Network members form a real intellectual community of faculty who encourage and challenge each other. They also help our team recruit students, facilitate events on their campuses, and receive access to complimentary books and other resources, as well as occasional invitations to faculty-only seminars and conferences.
Grant Seiter was a 2018-2019 Young Scholar Awards Program recipient. He is currently a senior at Baylor University, majoring in economics and finance. An increasing number of American pastors such as Ed Young, Rick Warren, and Joel Osteen have amassed sizeable incomes...
Assessing the Viability of the Middle East Strategic Alliance to Counter Iranian Influence in the Post-Islamic State Middle East
Jonathan Deemer was a 2018-2019 Young Scholar Awards Program recipient. He attended Union College and majored in international relations and business administration. I am twenty two years old. This means that for me, and the millions of Americans in my generation, we...
Coalition of the Developing: Can regional trade agreements on the African continent lead to development?
Mary Katherine Lederer was a 2018-2019 Young Scholar Awards Program recipient. She attended the University of Notre Dame and majored in economics and political science. Still struggling to attain stable political regimes, sound economic institutions, and greater...