The M.Th. program in Religion, Politics and Democracy, aims at educating future professionals and scholars for understanding the relationship between religious ideas and institutions, and the public sphere. Religion remains one of the key forces in todays world. Christianity continues to be a factor which influences social dynamics and political ideas and ideologies. At the same time, churches are influenced by the dominant social, cultural and political processes to which they are exposed. This program explores the interaction and mutual influences between theological ideas, religious beliefs and practices and, on the other hand, modern secular society and the contemporary globalization processes. Approaching these phenomena, the courses in this program will help students learn about how theology and church practice relate to the ever changing social and political environments, how ideology (both within the church and in society) structures our perception of the social sphere, and how one can engage with the social and political contexts and democratic processes in a constructive and creative way. The program equips students with theoretical knowledge, critical analysis and writing skills necessary for their future work as professionals (e.g. educators, ministers, public servants, analysts, NGO personnel and activists) or researchers (at Ph.D. level).