What Happened to American Christianity?

A Retrospective Conversation on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the Second Vatican Council

Date & Time: Thursday, Sept 19th, Noon
Place: Terrace Room, Cohen Hall G17


Mr. Ross Douthat: Columnist, New York Times, and Author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (2013) and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2006)

Rev. Charles L. Howard, PhD: University Chaplain, University of Pennsylvania, and Author of essays featured in Black Arts Quarterly, Black Theology: An International Journal, Daily Good, Urban Cusp, Sojourners Magazine, and The Huffington Post.

Dr. Melissa Wilde: Associate Professor of Sociology & Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and Author of Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change (2007) as well as numerous scholarly articles on sex and class in American mainline Protestantism and Roman Catholicism.

Dr. Robert Wuthnow: Gerhard R. Andlinger `52 Professor of Sociology, Princeton University, and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion.  His publications include After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion; America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity; and Saving America? Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society.  His most recent book is Remaking the Heartland:Middle America Since the 1950s.


Dr. Brad Wilcox: Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia, and Author of Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands.

This event is cosponsored by the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Refreshments served.
Please find a PDF of our event poster here.

Collegium Institute to Cosponsor 2014 CREDO Reception

Collegium Institute cosponsors reception for CREDO (Catholic Research Economics Discussion Organization) during the annual meeting of the American Social Science Association (ASSA) in Philadelphia in January 2014.

CREDO fosters community, conversation, and dissemination of non-partisan economic research and expertise as it relates broadly to Catholic social thought, the Church, and society. Archbishop Chaput will join the breakfast and celebrate 7:45 am Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church immediately prior. Co-sponsored by the Collegium Institute.