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Our labors are bearing fruit! In just our tenth year, the John Jay Institute, through its fellows and burgeoning alumni network, is elevating American public life. And 2015 is bright with promise. Your tax-deductible end-of-the-year gift will enable us to redeem that promise!

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Impact Story: Children and Education

John Jay Institute alumni are taking a holistic approach to the formation of the next generation; increasing innovation, modernizing regulations, and empowering families.

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Impact Story: Nathan Hitchen

Exactly the full scope and impact of the Institute network's influence was realized this year as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the traditional definition of marriage.

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Impact Story: Culture

The John Jay Institute global network has been a fountain of creative energy in 2014, launching successful publications, writing stories, building up arts in the church, and winning awards in film.

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Impact Story: Kristina Olney

As 100,000 Christians—around a quarter of those left in Iraq—were forced to flee their homes, Kristina Olney ’09 was building a coalition to do what had never been done before: effectively protect them.

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Impact Story: The Church

Declining membership, declining religious liberty, and big questions about everything from denominational shifts to the church’s role in society...alumni are taking the lead in addressing today's biggest issues.

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“Leadership in this country is lacking ethics in a huge way.”

Watch a video of Candice Lundquist '14--see what she says has changed for her during her time at the Institute.

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John Jay Global Network Expands

America's store of principled public leaders grows as the Institute commissions its fall 2014 class.

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What’s Worth Conserving?

What elements of American society in 2014 are worth conserving? What does conservatism have to offer today’s culture, families, or civil society? The John Jay global leadership network explores conservatism as it looks now and into the future.

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New Board Members Pack a Punch

The John Jay Institute’s latest board meeting saw the addition of three dynamic leaders to the board of governors.

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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

Dec
31
Last Day to Give in 2014 Make your tax-deductible year-end gift now!
Jan
30
Field Study: Old City Join the Spring 2015 Fellows as they embark on a tour of Old City Philadelphia.
Feb
6
Field study: Fairmount Water Works and Philadelphia Museum of Art Join the John Jay Fellows for a guided tour of the Fairmont Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Recent Publications

Symposium: What’s Worth Conserving? by Nathan Hitchen '07, Brian Brown '07, et al
The Christian Imagination by Kiley Crossland '10, Nate Madden '14, et al
Reverse Feminism in Eastern Europe by Marty Manor Mullins

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