Christian Declaration American Foreign Policy

September 22, 2016

Christian Foreign Policy Declaration Unveiled

Institute on Religion and Democracy Media Advisory
September 22, 2016
Contact: Jeff Walton Office: 202-682-4131, Cell: 202-413-5639, E-mail: jwalton@TheIRD.org

“Thoughtful Christians who take seriously the roles assigned by God to the church and the state, and who value the equal importance of justice and ordered liberty, should not be silent… While we are advocates of American leadership, we are also in favor of American prudence and virtue in the exercise of power abroad.
-Declaration intro

Who:    Former National Security Council staffers Paul Miller and Mary Habeck, University of Virginia political scientist John Owen

What:    Foreign Policy discussion and reception

Where: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

When:   September 27, 2016 6:30p.m. (EST)

Washington, DC—Dozens of Christian foreign policy thinkers have endorsed a Christian Declaration on American Foreign Policy. It will be discussed on Tuesday September 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Speakers include former National Security Council staffers Paul Miller and Mary Habeck, plus political scientist John Owen of the University of Virginia. The event is hosted by Providence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy, with managing editor Marc LiVecche and co-publishers Robert Nicholson and Mark Tooley. A reception will follow.

The declaration, published in Providence’s summer 2016 issue, argues for a prudent and robust American foreign policy informed by realism and moral responsibility, in defense of a stable and just liberal world order. America’s global role is especially pertinent during this presidential election season, in which Evangelical political witness has prominently featured.

Please RSVP to Mark Melton at: 202-682-4131 or mmelton@theird.org

The Declaration concludes:

“Free nations are more secure in a world of ordered liberty. All nations can and should join in the collective effort to foster accountable governance, free entrepreneurship, and mutual security. The United States and its allies have, for much of the last century, helped foster these ideals around the world—and we believe they should continue to do so for the foreseeable future.”

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