Amanda Achtman

Amanda Achtman is a political staffer to a Conservative and foreign policy-minded member of the Parliament of Canada. She studied political science in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta, and recently completed a master’s degree in John Paul II Philosophical Studies at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland. An alumna of the Philos Project’s Leadership Institute trip to Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and Jordan, Amanda leads the Philos Project Canada Chapter. She is currently a Charles Bronfman Israel Policy Forum Atid Convener and a 2020 delegate of the Alliance Defending Freedom Areté Academy.

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Can Middle Eastern Christians Help Combat Antisemitism? Bishop Bawai Soro
Can Middle Eastern Christians Help Combat Antisemitism?

Amanda Achtman recently sat down with Bishop Bawai Soro, an Iraqi Christian leader serving Canada’s approximately 40,000 Chaldean Catholics who is passionate about exploring the common heritage of Iraqi Jews and Iraqi Christians. In this interview, Achtman spoke with Bishop Soro about some of the shared patrimony, the Jewish roots of the Chaldean liturgy, and how Middle Eastern Christians can help combat antisemitism.

Taiwan’s Practical Pluralism

This week, as the US State Department hosted its second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, it was good to…

We Need a Just Wall Theory
We Need a Just Wall Theory

Since it seems reasonable to spend time at cafes, take public transportation, and go shopping without the constant threat of terrorist attacks, it also seems necessary to discern and articulate some principles of a “just wall theory.”