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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
02-17-2012A Look at Immigration through the Eyes of Biblical Justice Tyler Johnsonimmigration reform
05-10-2013Christian Principles for Immigration ReformMichael J. Gerson immigration reform
04-12-2013An Outbreak of Bipartisanship on Gun Control and Immigration ReformMichael J. Gersonimmigration reform
11-18-2011The Injustice of Alabama's Immigration LawJenny Yangimmigration reform
12-21-2012Incremental Immigration Reform: Give the Undocumented a VoiceJulia K. Stronksimmigration reform
11-25-1996Immigration DilemmasJames Skillenimmigration reform
01-17-2014The Second Chance Act: What Smart Bipartisan Legislation Can DoHarold Dean Trulearincarceration
08-14-2009What’s Better about Being More Equal?Bruce C. WearneIncome and Equality
05-09-2014Facing National Retirement with GraceBradford LittlejohnIndia
11-01-2013Justice Versus JusticeDavid Koyzisinjustice
12-03-2010Wonder, Heartbreak, and Hope (6)Gideon Straussinjustice
12-14-2015Does the Church Have a Social Responsibility?Robert J. Joustrainstitutions
08-04-2014Intelligence: A Noble Profession?Steven E. Meyer intelligence
03-11-2011A Call for Intergenerational Justice: A DialogueMiriam Adeney, Jordan J. Ballor, Shirley A. Mullenintergenerational justice
03-11-2011A Call for Intergenerational Justice: A Dialogue (continued):Ryan Streeter, Lisa Sharon Harperintergenerational justice
03-11-2011Debt, Courage, and WisdomMichael J. Gersonintergenerational justice
10-21-2011USA, Inc.Michael J. Gersonintergenerational justice
07-29-2011On the National Debt: A Voice from Future GenerationsNathan Thompsonintergenerational justice
11-08-2013International Efforts to Regulate AdoptionBecca McBrideinternational adoption
06-30-2014Adoption: Redemption or Exploitation?Becca McBrideinternational adoption
02-01-2013Russia Blew Up the Adoption Bridge. Now What?Jedd Medefindinternational adoption
11-15-2013State Efforts to Monitor Corruption in Intercountry AdoptionBecca McBrideinternational adoption
07-15-2002U.S. Shortsightedness on the ICCJames SkillenInternational Criminal Court
03-18-2011The Crisis of Global PovertyBrian Fikkertinternational poverty
01-28-2011"What should the role of the U.S. federal government be, internationally, with regard to justice for the poor?"Peter Greer, Paul Chaplininternational poverty
07-13-2015Intervention and Securing Justice AbroadSteven E. Meyerinternational relations
03-07-2016Christians, the Election, and Foreign PolicySteven E. Meyerinternational relations
02-11-2011What considerations should shape a Christian approach to international relations?Robert Joustrainternational relations
10-31-2016Still in Demand: Why the World Needs AmericaRobert J. Joustrainternational relations
09-08-2014Christ and CrisisTimothy Sherrattinternational relations
03-16-2012Israel, Iran and the U.S.Steven E. MeyerIran
12-12-2005Iraq, Intelligence, and PolicySteven E. MeyerIraq
10-13-2014Why a US Counter-Terrorism Strategy to Defeat ISIL Must Include WomenChristy VinesIraq
10-07-2011Afghanistan: The End of the Line?Steven E. MeyerIraq
07-22-2011Afghanistan: The End of the Line?Steven E. MeyerIraq
01-09-2006Think Beyond IraqStanley Carlson-ThiesIraq War
07-20-2007Our Destructive Delusion About IraqJames SkillenIraq War
02-02-2007A Long, Tough RoadSteven E. MeyerIraq War
10-27-2006Confusion on IraqJames SkillenIraq War
04-17-2006Last Gasp?Steven MeyerIraq War
08-03-2012Religious Freedom for MuslimsChelsea LangstonIslam
08-10-2015John Calvin and the CaliphateRobert J. JoustraIslam
10-05-2015Authoring Confusion: Iran, Islam, and Missing the PointDaniel AllenIslam
11-01-2013The Tenth ManRobert J. JoustraIsrael
01-13-2012The Ethical Pitfalls of Egg DonationElaine PettyIVF
11-02-2012Politics & ProseByron BorgerJacques Berlinerblau
03-18-2011Forty Years of Loving, and Then the TsunamiJim StoutJapan
01-03-2014Elshtain’s EpiphanyJohn D. CarlsonJean Bethke Elshtain
06-10-2011An Incremental Journey to Fiscal StabilityMichelle Kirtleyjob creation
07-29-2011In Remembrance of John StottMichael J. GersonJohn Stott
10-11-2013Sebelius vs. Stewart: A Clash of RhetoricsAaron BelzJon Stewart
07-12-2013Bridging the Political Gap: Haidt’s Righteous MindDavid T. KoyzisJonathan Haidt
01-24-2014What is a Monument to Justice? James W. Skillen Jr.
09-21-2015Jury Duty: Peership in a Divided CultureA. Kayleigh Shebsjury duty
04-08-2011Comments on the Libya Intervention in Light of Just War Doctrine on 'Right Authority'Jean Bethke ElshtainJust War
03-04-2011Just War Doctrine and the War in Afghanistan (continued)Marc LiVecche, Keith Pavlischek, Brenda Kay ZylstraJust War
03-04-2011Dialogue IBrian Auten, Erica Borggren, Erik BorggrenJust War
02-25-2011The Ethics of Unmanned Drones in Modern WarfareJonathan ShineJust War
01-20-2012Interpreting War’s AtrocitiesMichelle Crotwell KirtleyJust War
08-13-2010Loving our Enemies to Death?Marc LiVeccheJust War
07-07-2014The Unbearable Lightness of the Responsibility to ProtectRobert J. Joustra Just War
07-22-2011It's OK: Abandon AfghanistanJonathan ShineJust War
03-04-2011Citizens and Government Share Responsibility for Intergenerational JusticeGideon Strauss, Stephanie Summersjustice
02-18-2011Wonder, Heartbreak and Hope (11)Gideon Straussjustice
12-02-2011Justice and the Privilege of GraceJeremy Chenjustice
12-14-2012Reflections on Justice from Hurricane SandyJoanna Stephens justice
10-26-2015No Child is DisposableMichael Gerson & Stephanie Summersjuvenile justice
09-08-2014Kairos in FergusonAaron BelzKiller Mike
06-02-2003Korea: South and NorthAUTHORKorea
06-21-2013Sexual Assault, the Military, and Public JusticeJulia K. Stronks Kristen Gillibrand
12-02-2011The Future of Kuyperian AnswersWilliam EdgarKuyper
09-07-2015Labor Day & Our CallingJames SkillenLabor Day
09-21-2012The Chicago Teachers’ Strike: A Just Conflict?Brian Dijkemalabor relations
09-05-2005Labor ValueJames SkillenLabor/Employment
06-27-2005The State of the Labor UnionsTim SherrattLabor/Employment
06-20-2008Latin American Evangelicals: In a League of their OwnDennis R. HooverLatin America
08-11-2014Welcome to Jury DutyHilary Sherratt Yanceylaw
10-14-2011Politics and ProseByron Borgerlaw
02-08-2016Big Picture LeadershipWilliam Edgarleadership
07-17-2009Party Leadership and the Fate of HealthcareTimothy SherrattLeadership
08-26-2011Accessing the Justice We PursueJulia K. Stronkslegal access
12-01-2014What Does it Mean to Enforce the Rule of Law for Undocumented Immigrants?Stephanie Summerslegal status
10-29-2010GovernmentJames W. Skillenlegislative
01-11-2016The Equality Act, LGBT Rights, and Religious FreedomChelsea LangstonLGBT
11-08-1999Homophobia: Excuse or Cause?Keith PavlischekLGBT
02-08-2013Disability and the American Way Holland Stewartliberalism
04-08-2011Just War Doctrine and Libya (continued)Steven E. Meyer, Keith Pavlischek, Brenda Kay ZylstraLibya
04-08-2011Dialogue IBrian Auten, Robert Joustra, Marc LiVeccheLibya
06-11-2010The real dissent of the little magazinesAlissa WilkinsonLittle Magazines
08-26-2011Immigration Reform Is for Our NeighborsHarold Heielocal politics
03-16-2012Kony2012: A Call to CompassionBy Michael J. GersonLord's Resistance Army
07-27-2012Magic Mike, the Dark Knight and the Repercussions of Economic DistressJosh LarsenMagic Mike
03-30-2015Magna Carta at 800David KoyzisMagna Carta
12-04-2009The (Unfinished) Manhattan DeclarationPaul BrinkManhattan Declaration
01-21-2011Legal Abortion: An Unjust PeaceBrenda Kay ZylstraMarch for Life
05-27-2011City Government and City MarketsGideon Straussmarkets
09-16-2011Of Poverty and Civil SocietyJosh Goodmarriage
10-20-2003Marriage and Homosexual RightsJames SkillenMarriage/Family
01-15-2010Investing in Fatherhood and Family-Strengthening Pays OffJosh GoodMarriage/Family
01-15-2010Investing in Fatherhood and Family-Strengthening Pays OffJosh GoodMarriage/Family