Center for Public Theology
Making Our Presence Known in the Public Square
Wesley Theological Seminary's Center for Public Theology, located in the heart of the nation’s capital, gives churches, their clergy and lay leaders, and seminary students tools to help navigate the connection between faith and public policy. Our goal is to improve the tone of national political discourse by fostering a new ethic of civil discourse. We are non-partisan but not disinterested in the great issues of the day.
While Wesley’s approach to public theology is distinctly Christian, the Center for Public Theology operates in an environment that is both passionately Christian and compassionately interfaith.
Wesley’s experience, clarity of mission and understanding of the pluralistic character of American culture helped it secure two grants that have accelerated the seminary’s planning for the new Center for Public Theology. Our programming has been generously supported by The Henry Luce Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.