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Pence joins Grove City College’s new ‘Center for Faith & Public Life’

Will write, speak, teach

Former Vice President Mike Pence will begin working as a fellow at Grove City College’s new “Faith & Public Life” center.

The conservative Pennsylvania college announced Pence’s new role last Thursday at the launch of the “Center for Faith & Public Life.”

“The appropriate role of faith in the public square is a major issue in this moment of our American life,” President Paul McNulty stated in a news release.

“The Founders envisioned a free society sustained by a self-governing citizenry and strengthened by virtues rooted in religious belief,” McNulty stated. “At the core of Christian faith is the call to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. The Center will examine how and why Christians have sought to put their faith into action for the common good.”

Pence will be its “Distinguished Visiting Fellow for Faith & Public Life.” He will teach with McNulty and also write and speak.

The school announced:

To meet this moment, Grove City College is launching the Center for Faith & Public Life to expand awareness of the historic relationship between religious belief and public life; explore ways to integrate faith in public policy and service; and strengthen opportunities for Christian engagement in public life. The term “public life” is not limited to government and politics. The Center will examine a broad range of issues encompassing business, education, media, and other sectors that impact the social fabric.

The Center is a natural extension of Grove City College’s grounding in permanent ideas and conservative values, its longstanding commitment to the foundations of a free society and advancing the common good, and its mission to prepare young people for lives of Christian service and civic responsibility.

“Faith and engaging in public life are not mutually exclusive, nor should they ever be,” Pence said at the opening of the center. “History shows that Christians steadily working toward the common good have changed the world, and Grove City College opening a center shows they are committed to continuing this work.”

Pence formerly served as congressman from Indiana. He then served as the governor of the state before winning the White House with President Donald Trump in 2016.

He bowed out of the Republican presidential primaries in 2024 after running for the White House himself.

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Matt has previously worked at Students for Life of America, Students for Life Action and Turning Point USA. While in college, he wrote for The College Fix as well as his college newspaper, The Loyola Phoenix. He holds a B.A. from Loyola University-Chicago and an M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He lives in northwest Indiana with his family.