2023 Political Theology Workshop

Event start date

August 10, 2023

The Institute on Religion and Democracy is pleased to cosponsor Baylor in Washington’s annual Political Theology Workshop. Taking place from August 10 – August 12, applications for the workshop are due by May 12, 2023 and can be completed here.

About the Seminar

The Baylor in Washington Political Theology Workshop focuses on the moral, theological, and philosophical underpinnings of America’s political and social life. This annual seminar is designed for young professionals and rising academics who want to wrestle with the relationship between their convictions and their work in public life. Hosted annually in Washington, D.C., the Political Theology Workshop offers constructive and stimulating conversations with friends about fundamental political questions. This summer, our seminar will examine six twentieth-century theologians on Christianity and politics.

2023 Speakers
  • Eugene Rivers, The Seymour Institute on Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Leora Batnitzky, Princeton University on Edith Stein
  • Tom Hibbs, Baylor University on Jacques Maritain
  • Eric Gregory, Princeton University on Reinhold Neibuhr
  • Kevin Vallier, Bowling Green State University on John Rawls
  • David Corey, Baylor University on Eric Voegelin

With a special keynote address from Dr. Russell Moore, Christianity Today

Who Can Attend?

Working professionals and young and aspiring academics (ideally 1-5 years of experience). Preference given to individuals whose work aligns with the theme.

When & Where

The workshop will take place from the evening of Thursday, August 10th through the afternoon of Saturday, August 13th. All of the sessions will be held at the American Enterprise Institute, 1789 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036.


Thursday, August 10th:

  • 6:00pm Welcome Dinner and Keynote Address

Friday, August 11th:

  • 9:00am-12:15pm Morning Sessions
  • 12:15pm Lunch
  • 1:15pm-4:15pm Afternoon Sessions
  • 4:30pm Cocktail Reception

Saturday, August 12th:

  • 9:00am-12:15pm Morning Sessions
  • 12:15pm Lunch
  • 1:15pm Conclusion

A fee of $50 will cover all meals and sessions; participants are responsible for transportation and lodging. Limited need-based scholarships are available.

How to Apply

The application for the 2023 Political Theology Workshop is available here. The deadline to apply is May 12th, 2023.