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Britain Mulls Advocacy for Persecuted Christians
Britain Mulls Advocacy for Persecuted Christians

While talking about persecuted Christians, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK will “stand with Christians everywhere, in solidarity” and will defend their right to practice their faith. What would this policy look like?

Appeasement’s Eternal Lessons

Tim Bouverie’s history of British pre-WWII appeasement—Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War—compellingly recounts how the democracies, chiefly Britain, deferred confrontation with Hitler for much of a decade, only barely recovering in time to avert complete calamity.

Human Rights and Religious Liberty in China
Countering China on Human Rights and Religious Liberty

Travis Wussow, vice president for public policy and general counsel at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern…

Fight over Christmas Hints of Looming Coptic Schism
Fight over Christmas Hints of Looming Coptic Schism

For those worried about the Coptic Church’s future, the question is not that of a Christmas date or necessary adjustments for pastoral needs, but rather whether years from now we may look back at this decision as the first step in a painful schism that separates the Church in Egypt from its churches in the West, a separation of the daughter from the mother.

Roger Scruton: A Personal Reflection
Roger Scruton: A Personal Reflection

Roger Scruton, acknowledged as Britain’s foremost philosopher when Queen Elizabeth II knighted him in 2016, is no longer ours. When…

New Christian-Muslim Political Alliances?
New Christian-Muslim Political Alliances?

Christian and Muslim politicians and leaders reaching out to each other is one of the more hopeful signs in our increasingly divided world.

Why Trump’s Vision for Palestinians Will Fail, Unless Abbas Responds
Why Trump’s Vision for Palestinians Will Fail, Unless Abbas Responds

If Trump’s goal with the “Deal of the Century” was actually securing peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, it may become one of his presidency’s biggest failures.

A Palestine the Size of a Tablecloth - Donald Trump Peace Plan Middle East
A Palestine the Size of a Tablecloth

Donald Trump’s Deal of the Century is finally out, and Palestinian leaders should take it.

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 who serves Canada’s approximately 40,000 Chaldean Catholics and is passionate about exploring the common heritage of Iraqi Jews and Iraqi Christians.