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Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College

The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College exists to accelerate global evangelism, and is committed to inspire, guide, and equip christian leaders, churches, and organizations to fulfill their evangelism calling. Founded in 1981, The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College includes the Institute of Strategic Evangelism, Institute for Cross Cultural Training, and the Institute for Prison Ministry, among other ministries. It is located on Wheaton's Campus and is home to the Billy Graham Center Museum and Archives.

Please visit the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College and the Billy Graham Center Museum.

Center for Applied Christian Ethics

The Center for Applied Christian Ethics was founded in 1986 as part of the Faith, Learning, and Living Initiatives of Wheaton College. CACE serves Wheaton faculty and students through a portfolio of activities, including ethical training, public forums, and projects. Each year CACE focuses on a theme selected for its interdisciplinary reach and contemporary significance, and explores this theme through a wide range of  lectures, publications, conferences, and other events.

Please visit the Center for Applied Christian Ethics.

Humanitarian Disaster Institute

The Humanitarian Disaster Institute is a college-wide interdisciplinary research center at Wheaton College dedicated to helping the vulnerable and underserved domestically and internationally, across a wide spectrum of humanitarian challenges. The mission of HDI is to equip the church and society to respond effectively to crises, conflicts, and disasters through preparedness, response, and resilience, and thereby reduce the humanitarian impact of domestic and international emergencies. Through research, training, education and technical assistance, HDI takes an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to advancing scientific insights and responses to complex humanitarian problems.

Please visit the Humanitarian Disaster Institute.

Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals

Founded in 1982 by evangelical historians and Wheaton College alums Mark A. Noll ’68 and Nathan O. Hatch ’68, the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals serves as a center for research while functioning as a program of Wheaton College. In addition to providing leadership in the study of evangelicals and informing the public, the ISAE seeks to support evangelical scholars from a variety of disciplines who seek to apply Christian truths to intellectual and cultural endeavors. Over the years the Institute has also offered seminars on various themes and topics in American religious history for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as provided opportunity for faculty interested in religion and American life to present and discuss their work.

Please visit the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals.

J. Dennis Hastert Center

Dedicated in the fall of 2008, The J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy engages in scholarly research and promotes discussion on core institutions of market economies, representative democracies, limited government, and human action with individual responsibility. Named for J. Dennis Hastert, Wheaton alumni of 1964 and Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999-2007, the center is located in the Memorial Student Center.

Please visit the Hastert Center.

Wade Center

The Wade Center is home to a collection of materials by and about seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R.Tolkien, and Charles Williams. Dedicated in 1974, the collection at the Marion E. Wade Center has been growing for more than 30 years, and includes the wardrobe C.S. Lewis played in as a child and the desk of J.R.R. Tolkien. Serving as a library and museum, scholars from around the world come to Wheaton to study the collections at the Wade Center.

Please visit the Wade Center.

Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies

The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies fosters systematic study in the fields of Patristics and early Christian literature by engaging in sustained teaching, research, and publication related to the early Church.

Please visit the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies.

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