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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
04-12-1999Just or Unjust War?James SkillenForeign Policy
02-15-1999Kosovo and American PowerKeith PavlischekForeign Policy
02-01-1999Taking Slavery SeriouslyStephen LazarusForeign Policy
10-24-2008This is Not the Time to Cut Foreign AidRuth MelkonianForeign Policy
08-29-2008Georgia: The Larger IssuesSteven MeyerForeign Policy
09-14-1998What's Wrong with Terrorism, Anyway?Keith PavlischekForeign Policy
08-31-1998This Year's Biggest ScandalKeith PavlischekForeign Policy
07-06-1998Chinese TheaterMichelle VollForeign Policy
05-25-1998The Carcass of Dead PoliticsAUTHORForeign Policy
04-27-1998Food, Farming, and Foreign PolicyJames SkillenForeign Policy
04-13-1998America's Debt to AfricaJames SkillenForeign Policy
02-02-1998Seeds of ChangeMichelle VollForeign Policy
11-24-1997An Uncertain SuperpowerJames SkillenForeign Policy
08-18-1997Remembering Hiroshima and NagasakiRoy ClouserForeign Policy
07-21-1997What Does Serious Christian Advocacy Require?James SkillenForeign Policy
11-24-2006After the Neo-ConsSteven E. Meyerforeign policy
09-21-2012Hope in the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictStephen V. MonsmaForeign Policy
12-09-1996The Pope and the DictatorAUTHORForeign Policy
04-01-1996Are There Two Chinas Now?James SkillenForeign Policy
05-18-2012The Older OrphansCristina Martinezfoster care
12-09-2011The Promise of Partnership: How Collaboration Could Change the Foster Care SystemDominique Penn Furukawafoster care
07-03-2009Celebrating IndependenceJames SkillenFourth of July
09-27-2013Seeing the Imago Dei in Fruitvale StationJosh LarsenFruitvale Station
03-30-2012Budget Politics & Debt RealityMichael J. GersonFY2013 Budget
01-13-2003Gambling for Tax RevenuesJames SkillenGambling
08-19-1996Gambling With Our FutureLuis Lugogambling
01-17-2014Politics and ProseByron BorgerGary Haugen
08-12-2011Kindness and the Gay Marriage DebateJustin McRobertsgay marriage
11-30-2012The Fragile Path toward PeaceAmy E. Black Gaza
01-10-2005Girl or Boy: You ChooseKeith PavlischekGender
10-09-2009A Woman's Place—in GovernmentRuth MelkonianGender
11-09-2012Why There Are No Women Voters and No Women’s IssuesLauren Swayne Barthold and Brian Glenneygender and politics
02-07-2014Challenging Sex-Selective Abortion in the United StatesMichelle Crotwell Kirtleygender discrimination
01-31-2014A Way Out of the Syrian DebacleSteven E. MeyerGeneva II Conference on Syria
07-08-1996Back to the Old Drawing BoardLuis Lugogerrymandering
04-06-2015After the End: An Easter MeditationWilliam Edgarglobal Christianity
06-09-1997A Global ArmyJames Skillenglobal church
11-04-2002The Growing Instability of International PoliticsJames SkillenGlobal Community
07-10-2006Trade, Energy, and the Rebalancing of Global PowerJames SkillenGlobal Community
08-23-2013Seeking Justice in the International Arena: A Christian Vocation?Steven E. Meyerglobalization
09-15-2014Despair or Renaissance?William Edgarglobalization
09-15-2014The Past and Future of WarSteven E. Meyerglobalization
06-23-2014History Is MessyWilliam EdgarGod’s will
04-20-2012Google's Unjust Privacy Policy Jason E. SummersGoogle
09-14-2012The Question is Government, Not PersonalitiesJames W. Skillengovernance
11-12-2010Elections, Gridlock, and Republican VirtuesTimothy SherrattGovernment
02-12-2010Obama the KingDavid KoyzisGovernment
01-17-2014The Fight Against PovertyMichael J. GersonGovernment
12-17-2010Conserving the EnvironmentJames W. Skillenguidelines
08-10-2012Politics: The Prudential Balance of Individual Rights and the Common GoodMichael J. GersonGun Control
07-05-1999Taking Aim at Gun ControlRoy Clousergun control
08-15-2008The Rights Paradox on Guns and MoreTimothy SherrattGun Control
10-13-2006Stop Gun Violence!Dean TrulearGun Control
09-14-2012Rights, Regulation and Human DignityPaul BrinkGun Control
04-27-2012Conservation, Development, and American AssistanceRusty PritchardHaiti
05-28-2010Tough choices about health care costs will not go awayMichelle KirtleyHealth Care
03-12-2010Health Care Choices and the Common GoodMichelle KirtleyHealth Care
10-23-2009The Impractical Pragmatism of Healthcare ReformJames SkillenHealth Care
08-28-2009Missing Balance in Healthcare ReformMichelle KirtleyHealth Care
07-31-2009For a Passing Grade, Healthcare Reform Needs More CsStanley Carlson-ThiesHealth Care
04-24-2009Health Care With DignityMichelle KirtleyHealth Care
06-12-2006Health Care for a Healthy PolityTim SherrattHealth Care
11-22-2013Our Faulty Health Care AnchorsClarke E. CochranHealth Care
08-10-2012Scripture from the StateMatthew Arildsenhealth care reform
06-01-2012“I didn’t know that!” – How Health Care Reform is Beginning to Control CostsClarke E. Cochranhealth care reform
09-02-2011Accountable Care Organizations, Justice and Pluralism in Health Care DeliveryJess O. Hale, care reform
01-11-2013What to Watch for in the Next Phase of Health Care ReformClarke Cochranhealth insurance exchanges
05-17-2013Responding to Threats to Religious FreedomLeah Seppanen Anderson healthcare policy
01-03-2014Society and DependenceMichael J. GersonHenri Nouwen
03-21-2014The Venezuelan Crisis Needs a Real Mediator … Not Sean PennRuth Melkonian-HooverHenrique Capriles
06-30-2014The Affordable Care Act Becomes “Normal” PolicyClarke E. CochranHHS
05-04-2012It’s Not Only Religious Freedom: Why Christians Should Acknowledge the “Contraception Side” of the HHS Birth Control MandateLeah Seppanen AndersonHHS mandate
09-29-2014Improving Health in Ethiopia Through Partnerships with the ChurchEmily Robinson and Getahun AsresHIV testing
07-20-2012Unprecedented Hope in the Fight Against HIV/AIDSMichael J. GersonHIV/AIDS
05-27-1996A Shield, not a SwordLuis LugoHomosexuality
07-22-2011The Justice of Responsible LendingRachel Hope Andersonhousehold debt
11-10-2014Barriers to Higher Education for Low-Income StudentsHilary YanceyHoxby and Avery
10-06-2014Pulpit Freedom, Good News, and Public JusticeTimothy SherrattHugh Heclo
03-18-1997Just Say No To Human CloningJames Skillenhuman cloning
11-23-2015End-of-Life Care and Dying WellMichelle Crotwell Kirtleyhuman dignity
02-25-2011Wonder, Heartbreak and Hope (12)Gideon Strausshuman dignity
11-24-2014Living and DyingStephen V. Monsmahuman dignity
12-03-2010Upholding LifeJames W. Skillenhuman dignity
11-15-2013Dignifying Elder CareMelissa Steffanhuman flourishing
05-11-2007TortureJames SkillenHuman Rights
12-17-2010Safeguarding Immigrant FamiliesStephanie SummersImmigration
12-17-2010Sojourners Among UsDavid T. KoyzisImmigration
06-18-2010Catholic social teaching and immigrationCatherine WilsonImmigration
05-25-2007Immigration Reform and Our Southern NeighborsRuth MelkonianImmigration
06-17-2011Supreme Court Assesses State Immigration PolicyJulia K. StronksImmigration
08-18-2006Congress Must Not Duck Immigration ReformRuth MelkonianImmigration
05-01-2006Immigrant JusticeJames SkillenImmigration
06-21-2013Legislative Compromise: Virtue or Failure?Michael J. Gersonimmigration bill
07-13-2012Expansion of the U.S./Mexico Border FenceJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiusimmigration reform
06-29-2012Immigration Policy & Public Justice, Part I: An IntroductionJulia Stronks and Aaron Korthiusimmigration reform
11-16-2015Politics in the Trenches: Local Advocacy for Immigration Reform in IowaBy Harold Heieimmigration reform
01-05-2015A New Year for CongressAmy E. Black and Kira Dittmanimmigration reform
06-08-2012From Principle to Policy: Navigating the Moral Terrain of Immigration ReformPaul Brinkimmigration reform
03-23-2012Loving Our Immigrant NeighborAmy E. Blackimmigration reform
12-10-2010A Christian Response to Immigration Reform?Michael J. Gersonimmigration reform