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Pope Francis, World Day of Peace
Pope Francis, World Day of Peace

Since 1967, the Catholic Church has marked January 1 as the “World Day of Peace,” and popes from Pope Paul VI to Pope Francis have used the day to deliver messages of peace to the world. This year, Pope Francis has centered his comments around the timely message of the good of politics.

Jerry Falwell Jr.
Charity, Common Sense, and the Failure of Falwell’s Imagination

The key to a nations ability to administer authority is an understanding among its individual leaders that theirs is not the ultimate authority. And the key to a nation’s ability to harbor morality is an understanding among its individual leaders that their common sense is not the ultimate source of morality. 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Between God and Jeff Sessions: A Rightly Ordered Response

The choice is not between open borders or Birkenau. The choice which lies before us is whether or not we will make a government which reflects the divine justice for which government exists. 

POV: Israelis Amidst the Fray: How US Foreign Policy Affects Daily Life in Israel

Providence reached out to colleagues and friends living within Israel to ask four pointed questions about what it is like to live in the land beneath the rockets.

The Blood-dimmed Tide is Loosed: The Bolshevik Revolution a Century On

100 years ago the Bolshevik Revolution convulsed Russia and changed the world. It was a moral, economic, and cultural horror. It was also a warning.

National Security conference
Day 1: The Providence Christianity & National Security Conference 2017

Video links to the presentations from the 1st day of the Providence conference reflecting on the intersection of Christian intelligence and foreign policy

On the Confusion about Western Values and Universalism
On the Confusion about “Western Values” and Universalism

Truths about human rights have, indeed, been discovered in the West, but are not the property of the West and do not apply only in the West. But Trump implied that these were simply local, particular, and culturally-specific “values.”

Nikki Haley Geneva Human RIghts
A Disjointed Approach to Human Rights: Where Is The Strategy?

As President Trump seeks to reel back the role of the US in the world and disengage with multilateral initiatives that don’t fit his strong “America first” ideology, a coherent approach to foreign policy and human rights needs to be reestablished.

Venezuela referendum
Venezuelan Referendum: Maduro’s Strongest Pillar Has Fallen

On July 16, more than 7 million Venezuelan citizens voted in a national referendum. The Venezuelan people have spoken. Now the world needs to respond.

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