Islam

Don’t Call it a Reset: What the Release of Pastor Brunson Means for U.S.-Turkey Relations

Pastor Brunson is free, but many others are not. The U.S. should not push Turkey away, but continue the hard work of diplomatic engagement around core human rights issues. It should also continue to engage broad range of challenges these partner countries are facing in the region. 

Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Should Prompt U.S. to Challenge MBS on Human Rights

The Jamal Khashoggi affair presents the perfect opportunity for the United States to press Saudi Arabia for more progress on its horrendous human rights record. 

Islam and the West: Reflecting on Nicholson and Hamid’s Recent Conversation.
Islam and the West: Reflecting on Nicholson and Hamid’s Recent Conversation

Robert Nicholson and Shadi Hamid’s conversation addresses questions about the West and the Muslim world in a modern context, but it also contributes to debates that have been going on for centuries.

Is the Struggle with Islam Reshaping the Modern World? An Interview with Shadi Hamid
Is the Struggle with Islam Reshaping the Modern World? An Interview with Shadi Hamid

Recently, Providence editor Robert Nicholson sat down with Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. In a wide-ranging conversation, Hamid addressed the lack of cross-cultural understanding in the West, the value of pluralism, the possibilities of democratic reform, and the potential for increased Christian engagement with Muslim neighbors.

Perfidy: A Christian and Muslim Summary

When is lying permissible in war? Mark Coppenger indicates several instances in the Christian just war tradition but insists there is no room for perfidy or treachery.

Islamophobia Unveiled: Unsympathetic Reflections on a New Watchword
Islamophobia Unveiled: Unsympathetic Reflections on a New Watchword

Real intolerance against Muslims exists, no question. But the term “Islamophobia” is too often deployed to inhibit rather than encourage dialogue about honest questions, concerns, or grievances.

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

Souad Mekhennet interviews terrorist members and sympathizers
The Faces of Jihad: Review of Mekhennet’s I Was Told To Come Alone

When President George W. Bush declared his “War on Terror,” the face of the enemy was a grainy two-inch picture…

Miroslav Volf, Flourishing: Why We Need Religion In a Globalized World
An Incomplete Vision: Review of Volf’s Flourishing

Religious communities are rediscovering their voice, and Miroslav Volf argues the interconnected world is the perfect platform for the world religions to reclaim their original messages of universality and human flourishing.