Baylor in Washington regularly hosts events that provide in depth discussion from leading thinkers on issues at the intersection of faith and public policy. Below are videos highlighting some of our recent events. For a complete list of past events, see the menu on the left hand of the screen.
The Politics of Forgiveness - February 8th, 2023
Forgiveness is a Christian virtue. Is it also a political one? To what extent does forgiveness depend on repentance, and upon justice? Some say democracies cannot survive without practicing forgiveness; others that this is too much to expect. Should we resign ourselves to mere toleration, or can forgiveness be approximated in concrete political ways? These are questions at the forefront of American public life, and how we answer them has meaningful implications for our civic leaders.
Does Civility Still Matter? - April 9th, 2021
In an increasingly polarized age, people are confused about when civility is appropriate, and what it entails. On April 9th, 2021 Baylor in Washington hosted a panel discussion to explore these questions, as well as the way religious traditions shape our practice of civility.
Communities of Faith and Covid-19 - April 1st, 2020
On April 1st, Baylor in Washington and The Trinity forum hosted this important discussion with four of America's most prominent religious commentators about how believers and religious communities can thrive during this extraordinary season and so be prepared to contribute to America's common good. The discussion included panelists Dr. Robert P. George, Dr. Cornel West, Professor Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Dr. Daniel Mark, and was moderated by Cherie Harder.
Poverty in America: Is Progress Possible in our Polarized Times? - December 11th, 2019
On December 11th, Baylor in Washington, along with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, the University of Dallas, and AEI’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life, invited esteemed panelists to talk about this important issue. Robert Doar (President, American Enterprise Institute), Thomas Hibbs (President of the University of Dallas), Heather Reynolds (Managing Director of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunity at Notre Dame), and Jeremy Everett (Executive Director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty) all discussed the way forward in finding a solution to poverty in America.