Religion, spirituality, and democratic renewal: Essays from the 2020 fellows

This essay series features the 2020 cohort of the Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal Fellowship, which aims to explore the place of religion and spirituality as they relate to current scholarly and public conversations about renewing democracy in the United States. Just as in their research projects, fellows in the essays published here shed light on the shifting, interconnected landscapes of American religiosity, spirituality, and politics. Essays featured in this series expand upon fellowship themes such as religiosity and civic engagement, dynamics of participation and exclusion at the intersection of civil society and religious affiliations/organizations, spirituality and security, and patterns of influence between religious and political trends.