Democracy

Decadent US vs. Virtuous China?

May America amid its sins seek virtue and justice. And may America never be at peace with a world led by tyrants.

South Korea Should Expand Free Speech on the Peninsula, Not Reduce It - Baloon Leaflets - Human Rights
South Korea Should Expand Free Speech on the Peninsula, Not Reduce It

A South Korean law that threatens human rights activists with fines of nearly $27,000 or up to three years in prison has prompted international concern about the status of free speech in South Korea and the future of human rights advocacy.

Global Backstop for Democracy

America is audacious and globally indispensable chiefly because of its soaring ideals. And those ideals speak to the world in the measured but constant affirmation of benevolence and good will to all who reciprocate. May it always be good news when a mighty American ship anchors in a distant harbor in times of trouble.

True North, Ep. 11 | A Discussion on a New Poll about the Black Church
True North, Ep. 11 | A Discussion on a New Poll about the Black Church

Marc LiVecche, Derryck Green, and Keith Pavlischek discuss a recent poll from Pew Research about the Black church and spirituality in America.

America’s Religionized Politics

Needless to say, demands for complete justice in this world, humanly rather than divinely enacted, are dangerous, potentially lethal, and inevitably will be disappointed.

Barth, Bonhoeffer & Politics

It was a natural fit to bring these two theologians, Barth and Bonhoeffer, who lived during the rise of National Socialism in Germany, to think about these theological figures in the midst of these broader debates.

Allen Guelzo on Burke vs US Principles

Nations have certain importance, but at the end of the day, the Gospel itself trumps those characteristics.

The Appeal to Heaven and Our New Civil War
The Appeal to Heaven and Our New Revolutionary War

One flag waving over the rioters at the US Capitol, emblazoned with a tree and the slogan “An Appeal to Heaven,” garnered particular attention as a symbol of so-called “Christian nationalism’s” effort to “take America back for God.”

Advocating for Persecuted Christians Should Be a Non-Partisan Issue
Advocating for Persecuted Christians Should Be a Non-Partisan Issue

As the United States continues its political transition, many in the human rights advocacy community anxiously await tangible signs, beyond rhetoric, that the cause of international religious freedom will remain a policy priority for the Biden administration.

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