Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Member, Executive Editorial Council, Journal of Religion, Culture & Democracy

UPDATE: Check here for the latest version of the call for submissions:

I am deeply honored to have joined the Executive Editorial Council of the newly launched Journal of Religion, Culture & Democracy.

‘The Journal of Religion, Culture & Democracy (JRCD) is a peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal focused on the intersection of religion and civil society. The dynamic interrelationships between the human person and social institutions—particularly the family, commercial enterprises, churches and faith-based organizations, and governments—are both permanent features of human society and simultaneously formed by cultural and historical contexts. JRCD exists to promote scholarship that critically examines the formative institutions for and the positive role of religion in the public square.

This kind of inquiry is necessarily interdisciplinary, and so JRCD welcomes submissions from a variety of scholarly approaches, including history, philosophy, theology, economics, sociology, political science, and law.’

The executive editor of the journal is Jordan J. Ballor, Director of Research at the Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy.

The other members of the Council are Trey Dimsdale, Executive Director, Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy; Wilfred M. McClay, Victor Davis Hanson Chair in Classical History and Western Civilization, Hillsdale College; Catherine R. Pakaluk, Director of Social Research and Assistant Professor, The Busch School of Business, The Catholic University of America; Hiram Sasser, Executive General Counsel for First Liberty Institute; Kelly Shackelford, Esq., President and CEO of First Liberty Institute.

‘First Liberty Institute is the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious liberty for all Americans. We believe that true religious liberty means recognizing the fundamental right of every individual—including all ages, races, genders, and faiths—to follow their conscience and to live according to their beliefs. Because of that, our mission is simple: protect religious freedom for all.’

The Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy, of which I am a Senior Fellow, ‘envisions democratic societies which affirm the essential role of religious convictions, peoples, and institutions in cultivating free and flourishing communities.’

For more information on the Journal, and a Call for Submissions, see:


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