Institute for Religion, Politics & Culture 

Interfaith Leader Reverend Amanda Henderson to Serve as its Director

Rev. Amanda Henderson is the Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture at Iliff School of Theology. Founded in 2021, the Institute performs research on the ways religious histories inform political perspectives and shares that information to educate public leaders for transformative action. Before launching the Institute, Amanda served for seven years as Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado bringing people from different religious traditions together for political action. Amanda is ordained with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), author of Holy Chaos, Creating Connections in Divisive Times, and is ABD in her PhD in religion and politics at the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology.

Amanda is Mom to three young adults, enjoys adventures with her husband, and finds joy running, and growing things: dogs, chickens, gardens, and creative projects of all kinds.