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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
11-15-2013Dignifying Elder CareMelissa Steffanhuman flourishing
11-06-2000Directions versus IssuesJames SkillenElection 2000
02-08-2013Disability and the American Way Holland Stewartliberalism
02-14-2014Disabled and ForgottenMichael J. GersonSpecial Olympics
03-08-2013Disaster Relief, Climate Change and Fiscal StewardshipBen Loweclimate change
11-21-2016Disciples After the ElectionVincent E. Bacotepolitical discipleship
06-22-2012Disney, Gender Equality and the Bold Move made by BraveJosh LarsenPaycheck Fairness Act
08-16-2013Disney, Gender Equality and the Bold Move made by BraveJosh LarsenPaycheck Fairness Act
11-11-1996Divided We StandLuis LugoPolitics/Government
08-17-2012Does Civility Work?Harold HeieElectoral Reform
03-30-2012Does Our System Demand Too Much of the President?James W. SkillenElectoral Reform
09-29-2014Does Religious Diversity Count?Stephen V. Monsmastudent organizations
12-14-2015Does the Church Have a Social Responsibility?Robert J. Joustrainstitutions
08-23-2004Doing Justice to Environmental ComplexityWilliam HarperEnvironment
01-05-2007Don't Backslide on the Faith-Based InitiativeStanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
09-15-2006Don't Extinguish a Bright Hope for Drug Addicts!AUTHORCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-28-1997Don't Just Volunteer!James Skillencommunity service
02-16-1998Don't Unite with Americans UnitedJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-24-2012Don’t Let Your Inner 11-year-old Vote for YouGideon Straussfaith and politics
08-30-1999DOSA, Anyone?Keith PavlischekBoy Scouts
04-15-2011Drawing the Line SomewhereAaron Belzpolitics
05-25-2015Driving with the Brakes On: Why Doing Justice Is So DifficultClarke E. Cochransocial injustice
02-22-2013Drone Strikes, ‘Imminence’ and the Need for Judgment, Part IBrad Littlejohndrones
03-01-2013Drone Strikes, ‘Imminence’ and the Need for Judgment, Part IIBrad Littlejohndrones
03-11-2011Dueling CynicismsAaron Belzpolitics
09-09-2002Earth to Summit: It's Government, Stupid!James SkillenUnited Nations
04-13-2012Eat Local: Tackling the Injustice of Food InsecurityJonathan Hughesagricultural policy
06-07-2013Economic Growth: Always Good?George N. Monsma, Jr.poverty reduction
01-04-2013Educating the Good CitizenKevin R. den Dulkcivic education
10-26-2012Education Policy & the 2012 Presidential ElectionTed Williams III2012 Presidential Election
10-25-2013Education Reform in Chicago Public SchoolsTheodore Williams IIIChicago Public Schools
06-03-2011Education Reform Under the RadarDave LarsenEducation
09-27-2013Education – Our Responsibility as CitizensStephanie Summerseducation reform
07-12-2004Educational Equity in OntarioDavid KoyzisEducation
02-28-2014Edward Snowden and the Call for Just IntelligenceAaron KorthuisEdward Snowden
01-04-2013Edward Taylor: “My Stock is stunted”Aaron BelzEdward Taylor
02-04-2011Egypt After the FallTodd DeatherageDemocracy
12-04-2000Election 2000, the Legislature and the Rule of LawKeith PavlischekElection 2000
10-05-2012Election Guide 2012: Immigration ReformRuth Melkonian-Hoover and Jessica AllenRomney
08-31-2012Elections for SaleRoy Clouserrights
10-03-2016Elections Matter: Crafting Just Science Policy for the Common GoodMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyscience policy
11-12-2010Elections, Gridlock, and Republican VirtuesTimothy SherrattGovernment
04-10-2000Elian Versus Castro's Family ValuesKeith PavlischekCuba
01-03-2014Elshtain’s EpiphanyJohn D. CarlsonJean Bethke Elshtain
07-14-2014Employers Aren’t Generic: Hobby Lobby and Institutional Religious FreedomStanley Carlson-Thiesfaith-based organizations
05-03-2013Empowering Women in Post-Revolution EgyptRaafat LatifEgypt
02-08-2013Encouraging New Immigration ProposalsJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiuspathway to citizenship
06-10-2011End Educational SegregationTed Williams IIIschool choice
11-23-2015End-of-Life Care and Dying WellMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyhuman dignity
07-22-1996Ending Poverty As We Know ItJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
08-11-2003Ending the Division of CyprusDavid KoyzisCyprus
04-25-2014Engaging Our Veterans: A Simple Start to Bridging the Civil-Military DivideErica Borggrenveterans
04-05-2013Engaging Politicians about Immigration ReformHarold HeieSenator Chuck Grassley
06-16-2014Engaging the Domestic Church over Religious PersecutionKevin R. den Dulkreligious freedom
11-17-2014Enlarging Our Understanding of Institutional Religious FreedomStephanie Summersfaith-based organizations
12-12-2016EntitlementJames W. Skillenentitlements
12-19-2008EntitlementJames SkillenEntitlement
04-01-2011Entrepreneurship and Prison Re-entryHarold Dean Trulearprisoner reentry
10-19-2012Environmental Policy in the 2012 Presidential ElectionLowell (Rusty) Pritchardenvironmental policy
04-19-2004Equal Treatment Lessons from AbroadStephen MonsmaCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-26-2001Equal Treatment, YES; Discrimination and Demagoguery, NOKeith PavlischekCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
03-31-1997Equality or Establishment?James SkillenReligious Liberty
04-15-2011Ethics of Defense SpendingJonathan Shinedefense
02-28-2014Ethiopian Migration: Opportunity or Loss?Becca McBride and Joanna Bascomdomestic workers
11-02-2012Evaluating Abortion in the 2012 Presidential ElectionMichelle Crotwell Kirtley2012 Presidential Election
02-21-2014Evaluating Policy ProposalsStephanie Summersconfessional pluralism
04-18-2014Evaluating the Affordable Care Act (1)Clarke E. CochranAffordable Care Act
04-25-2014Evaluating the Affordable Care Act (2)Clarke E. CochranAffordable Care Act
10-05-2012Evangelical-Islamist Encounters on the Frontlines of Change, Part I: Democracy Matures from Within Chris SeipleArab Spring
10-12-2012Evangelical-Islamist Encounters, Part II: Dialogue with Islamists and Salafis Chris SeipleSalafis
10-19-2012Evangelical-Islamist Encounters, Part III: Democracy in Tunisia Chris SeipleDemocracy
12-08-2006Evangelicals and the Muscular MiddleDennis R. HooverPolitics/Government
05-08-2000Evangelicals, Sex and Liberal IntoleranceKeith PavlischekEducation
10-19-2015Everything I Know About Syria I Learned from The Hunger GamesPaul S. RoweSyria
09-20-2013Evil and the Politics of HopeMarc LiVecche9/11
07-13-2012Expansion of the U.S./Mexico Border FenceJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiusimmigration reform
05-13-1996Expensive Gas, Cheap LeadershipJames SkillenEnergy/Environment
07-05-2013Explosions in EgyptSteven E. MeyerPresident Morsi
06-28-2013Explosions in TurkeySteven E. MeyerTurkish protests
12-17-2001Exposing the Roots of HatredKeith PavlischekTerrorism
05-09-2014Facing National Retirement with GraceBradford LittlejohnIndia
12-10-2010Facing the Truth: The Implications of the National DebtGreer Gamblefiscal responsibility
11-30-2012Faith and Corporate Social ResponsibilityMichael MacLeodcapitalism
02-11-2011Faith and the PresidentMichael J. GersonPresident Obama
11-26-2010Faith as the End, Not the MeansGabe Lyonspolitics
05-11-2012Faith Communities and Dedicated Citizens Play a Key Role in Animal Protection Christine Gutlebencreation stewardship
03-27-2009Faith in the Face of Foreclosure?Dean TrulearEconomy
08-05-2011Faith, Drama, & the Debt CeilingMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyfaith & politics
06-16-2003Faith-Based FootballStephen LazarusCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
02-13-2009Faith-Based Initiative, Version 3.0Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
01-12-2015Faith-Based Organizations Responding to EbolaAnne Petersonsafe burial practices
05-21-2010Faith-Based Policy: Will the Center Hold?Stanley Carlson-ThiesThe Faith-Based Initiative
12-08-1997Fake Wall, Real MoatJames SkillenCharitable Choice / Welfare Reform
04-22-2011Fasting for Hunger PreventionMichael J. GersonTony Hall
06-16-2014Fathers and Global Maternal HealthMichelle Crotwell Kirtleystructural pluralism
04-04-2005Fear and Faith FactorsAUTHORPluralism
07-05-2013Federalism and PluralismMichael J. GersonRoe v. Wade
06-03-2011Federalism Is Not EnoughBill Gram-Reefersphere sovereignty
05-15-2006Fences and WallsStephen V. MonsmaChurch and State
09-02-2011Fetal Genetic Tests Facilitate Sex-Selective AbortionMichelle Crotwell Kirtleywomen