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Initiative on
Faith & Public Life

Equipping Christians to think deeply about faithful participation in contemporary public life.

aei-logoAn initiative of the American Enterprise Institute, formerly known as Values & Capitalism

Students

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.

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Faculty

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.

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Blog

The Christian and Ideology

The Christian and Ideology

The last few decades of American politics have seen a widespread increase in polarization and partisanship. Much of this is explained by the prevalence of ideology in today’s public square. Adherents to opposing worldviews claim an inability to agree on so much as...

Dr. Peter Meilaender Named 2020-2021 Visiting Professor

Dr. Peter Meilaender Named 2020-2021 Visiting Professor

Dr. Peter Meilaender, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Houghton College (NY), has been named the 2020–2021 Visiting Professor for AEI’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life.

Announcing: 2020-2021 Young Scholar Award Recipients

Announcing: 2020-2021 Young Scholar Award Recipients

AEI’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020–2021 Young Scholar Awards. Six undergraduates will pursue rigorous, original research over the course of the 2020–2021 academic year under the guidance of a faculty advisor and experts at AEI.

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