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IRD President’s New Book on U.S. Civil War’s Origins

July 23, 2015

As many Americans ponder the legacy of the Confederacy, slavery and Civil War, IRD President Mark Tooley has published a new book on the last major effort to avert the Civil War.


IRD: Be Wary of Unintended Consequences in Iran Nuclear Deal

July 17, 2015

“Christians in sync with historic church teaching and human reality must appreciate the dangers of this accommodation with Iran’s Shiite theocracy,” says IRD’s Mark Tooley.


Catholic Panel Goes Nuclear on Deterrence

June 8, 2015

Disarmament Catholics try to make the case that nuclear weapons are an intrinsic evil that must be eliminated. But are the weapons themselves evil or is man’s sinful heart to blame?


Lost in Translation: Film Misapplies MLK to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

July 15, 2014

Do Palestinians have a “modern-day civil rights movement” with a “very, very clear” relationship to America’s civil rights past?


American Catholic Bishops Assist Iranian Regime’s PR

July 1, 2014

From March 11 to 17, a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was in Iran to explore interfaith dialogue.


What Happens When A Palestinian Doesn’t Hate Israel Enough?

May 8, 2014

This article was originally posted on The Federalist and is posted here with permission. A video was uploaded onto YouTube which featured a young Palestinian Christian woman describing what it was like to live…

The daughters of Asis Bibi hold a picture of their mother. Bibi, a Christian woman who was framed on charges of blasphemy by women in her village, put on trial and sentenced to death by a Pakistani court.

Christian, Hindu Girls in Pakistan Kidnapped, Converted

May 7, 2014

Every year, hundreds of Christian and Hindu girls in Pakistan are targeted at a young age, kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam.

The stage at Ecumenical Advocacy Day's 2014 National Gathering. Behind the podium are "peace cranes," origami cranes meant to represent the gathering's wish for peace. (Photo credit: Alexander Griswold)

Religious Left Lobbies Congress on Gun Control, Pacifism

March 28, 2014

There’s a scene in Miss Congeniality, the 2000 romantic comedy about an undercover FBI agent pretending to be beauty pageant contestant, where the contestants are asked the most important thing our society needs. One by…


D.C. Christians answer Pope Francis’s call for peace vigil

September 10, 2013

As the United States Congress mulls over President Barack Obama’s request for authorization of military action against Syria, many Christian voices have come out strongly against a U.S. military strike. Mainline Protestant denominations such as the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and the Presbyterian Church USA, are asking members to contact their representatives in opposition to military action.

Peter Storey to Florida Methodists: “No Americanism for You!”

June 18, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) During last week’s Florida United Methodist Annual Conference, the unofficial Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) featured Peter Storey as speaker for its simultaneous events. Storey is the former president…

2012: A Very Good Year

December 31, 2012

  Really? 2012? “The Spectator” of Great Britain argued so a couple weeks ago. “It may not feel like it, but 2012 has been the greatest year in the history of the world,” an…

Lake Junaluska: Where Pacifism Meets Anti-Israel and Anti-American Bias

November 13, 2012

  On November 8-11, liberals from across the southeast retreated to United Methodism’s Lake Junaluska Center for the 2012 Peace Conference. Though United Methodists comprised the majority of attendants, spokespeople from a wide array…