CPJ's 2017 Kuyper Lecture 


"Rediscovering Sphere Sovereignty in the Age of Trump"

Dr. Charles Glenn


Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Prince Conference Center, Calvin College,

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dr. Charles Glenn will trace parallels between the current political confusion and the period when Kuyper articulated sphere sovereignty as the basis for religious freedom, and suggest that this principle offers a framework for structuring school choice and reform efforts today, applying this to the role of Islamic schools in the US as an antidote to cultural alienation and jihadist violence.

Glenn is professor emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Boston University, where he began teaching in 1991. From 1970 to 1991, he was responsible for equity and urban education in the Massachusetts Department of Education, and was active in the Freedom Movement in Boston and the American South, and in the national War on Poverty in the 1960s. Glenn’s dozen books include The Myth of the Common School (1988), The Ambiguous Embrace: Government and Faith-based Schools and Social Agencies (2000), and (edited with Jan De Groof) Balancing Freedom, Autonomy, and Accountability in Education (2012), with chapters on 65 national systems of education in four volumes. He is currently directing a study on citizenship education in Islamic secondary schools across the United States.

Watch the Lecture Live

Watch the Kuyper Lecture on live stream on April 27th at 7:30pm ET.



CPJ 40th Anniversary Dinner

Thursday April 27, 2017

Dinner at 5:30pm

Followed by the Kuyper Lecture at 7:30pm, by Dr. Charles Glenn
Dessert Reception Immediately Following
Business attire


Remarks by Stephanie Summers, CEO, Center for Public Justice
Jim Skillen, Longtime Executive Director and President, Center for Public Justice
Tom McWhertor, Chair, Center for Public Justice Trustees
and other special friends from the last 40 years.

Tickets are $40, tables of 8 are $320.

RSVP for the dinner here.

About CPJ's Annual Kuyper Lecture

The Center for Public Justice's Annual Kuyper Lecture seeks to focus our attention on significant questions of religion in public life and Jesus' Lordship over all creation. It inspires and equips us to pursue our common calling to faithful citizenship and to affirm the vital role of government in upholding public justice. The lecture reminds us that God's rule is both cosmic in scope and eternal in length.


[Please email Inquiries@cpjustice.org for any questions related to the 2017 Annual Kuyper Lecture or call us 202-695-2667. Thank you.]

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