Lecture: Taking Religion Seriously

Muslims, Christians, Jews and World Order, with The Right Reverend Michael Nazir-Ali. Join us April 30 for a special event with this amazing world leader!

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Mosque in the Shadow of the Church

In this week's essay in "The Statesman," Nathan Hitchen '07 explores what the modern West can learn from the ancient East’s legacy of interfaith dialogue.

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In Memoriam: Dorothy May Hamann (1927-2014)

A dear friend of the Institute passed away on March 29, 2014 after a brave, five-year battle with multiple myeloma.

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Studying America’s Past Brings Hope for Ukraine’s Future

Meet Tsvitana Chudovets ’14, a current fellow and the Institute’s first from Ukraine.

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Lecture: John Adams on American Exceptionalism

Did the American founders foster notions of American exceptionalism, or the idea that the United States has a special, if not divinely favored role on the stage of the world history? Join us as we hear from Grove City College's Dr. Gillis J. Harp on this hot-button topic.

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Alum Update: Elyse Marcellino ‘08

What's this John Jay Fellow doing up at Harvard?

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Join Us for This Week’s Field Study

Every week the John Jay Fellows visit a site of historic significance, to learn from the great leaders of the past. You are invited to join us in our Friday trips. Click to see what's coming up.

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About John Jay

John Jay (1745-1829) was arguably the most religious, social, and politically conservative of the principal founders of the American Republic. Named for this important American founder, the mission of the Institute is to prepare committed men and women like Jay for leadership in public life. It is our vision to raise up men and women of high principles who are characterized by the virtues of wisdom and justice, truth and mercy, prudence and courage. Clearly there is a pressing need for leadership today. In response, the Institute offers residential fellowships for college graduates aspiring to public vocations as well as various educational resources for anyone interested in exploring the nexus of religion and public life.
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Upcoming Events

Apr
23
Lecture: John Adams on American Exceptionalism Dr. Gillis J. Harp, Grove City College
Apr
30
Lecture: Taking Religion Seriously Muslims, Christians, Jews and World Order, with the Right Reverend Michael Nazir-Ali
May
10
Service of Commissioning We invite you to participate in the service of the commissioning of the spring 2014 John Jay Fellows.

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Recent Publications

An Elegy on Leadership by David Hein
Calvin and Locke? by Alan R. Crippen II

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