Columns on Politics

Why Christians Should Support ICC's Investigation | Wissam al Saliby, International Criminal Court, Israel, Palestine
Why Christians Should Support ICC's Investigation
By: Wissam al-Saliby
The International Criminal Court is investigating alleged crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territories since last June. In the interest of international justice, Christians should support the ICC. Read More ...
Wissam al-Saliby

Why Christians Can't Change Culture Through Politics | Mike Kuhn, Culture, Politics, Common Good
Why Christians Can't Change Culture Through Politics
By: Mike Kuhn
Whether on the right or left, Christians have not been effective in changing the culture because they have sought to do it through political power. To make a difference in the culture, we need a new paradigm. Read More ...
Mike Kuhn

Why Americans are Wrong to Shrug Off Torture | Zach Dawes, Leadership, Torture
Why Americans are Wrong to Shrug Off Torture
By: Zach Dawes
Most Americans believe our use of torture is justified, a survey found. But torture is always immoral, and information obtained through torture, even if it does save the lives of many, does not make it a moral act. Read More ...
Zach Dawes

Martin Luther King – Church Buildings as Political Spaces  | Brian Kaylor, Martin Luther King Jr., Social Justice, Worship
Martin Luther King – Church Buildings as Political Spaces
By: Brian Kaylor
In his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. noted that churches with their fancy buildings had become a "social club" more concerned with their status than with standing up for moral truths. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

U.S. Founding Fathers Set Aside Ideology for Common Good | Zach Dawes, Collaboration, Common Good
U.S. Founding Fathers Set Aside Ideology for Common Good
By: Zach Dawes
U.S. Founding Fathers had to navigate a polarized political climate that seemed to preclude cooperation. If they could set aside partisanship and rigid ideology to focus on the common good, so can we. Read More ...
Zach Dawes

5 Positive Steps during Liberia's Ebola Crisis | Fayiah Tamba, Liberia, Ebola
5 Positive Steps during Liberia's Ebola Crisis
By: Fayiah S. Tamba
Although the Ebola crisis has taken a heavy toll on Liberia's citizens, some positive issues have occurred because of the health threat. Here are five of them. Read More ...
Fayiah S. Tamba

How British Government Betrayed Hong Kong Protesters | Vinoth Ramachandra, Hong Kong, Democracy, China
How British Government Betrayed Hong Kong Protesters
By: Vinoth Ramachandra
The British government signed a treaty with China to ensure Hong Kong's core values, including freedom of speech and assembly, until 2047. But as recent Hong Kong protests were broken up, Britain was mum. Read More ...
Vinoth Ramachandra

A Political Nativity in the Nation's Capital | Brian Kaylor, Nativity, Christmas, Church and State
A Political Nativity in the Nation's Capital
By: Brian Kaylor
In early December, the streets of Capitol Hill are briefly transformed into a walking live nativity, enacting the original Christmas message in the heart of the nation's power structures. Read More ...
Brian Kaylor

What Impact Will ISIS Have on Middle East Churches? | Martin Accad, ISIS, Middle East
What Impact Will ISIS Have on Middle East Churches?
By: Martin Accad
Middle East churches can be part of the solution to ISIS. That solution will require working with many people of different faiths, who love God and value love and peace toward their neighbors. Read More ...
Martin Accad

Texas' Voter ID Law: A Hurdle to Keep the Poor from Voting | Terry Austin, Voter ID, Texas
Texas' Voter ID Law: A Hurdle to Keep the Poor from Voting
By: Terry Austin
The right to vote has been fought for since the inception of America. The Texas voter ID law discriminates against the poor by creating obstacles that make it harder for them to vote. Read More ...
Terry Austin

Rejecting Liberia's Status Quo to Build Better Future | Fayiah Tamba, Liberia
Rejecting Liberia's Status Quo to Build Better Future
By: Fayiah S. Tamba
Once thriving in the 1970s, Liberia is so overrun with problems, from inflation to Ebola, that many Liberians accept things the way they are. It's time to focus on how to create a better future. Read More ...
Fayiah S. Tamba

Hopes for Bipartisanship Dim, Save One Key Issue | Zach Dawes, Prison Reform, Bipartisanship, Immigration
Hopes for Bipartisanship Dim, Save One Key Issue
By: Zach Dawes
After the midterms, the hope for bipartisanship in our nation's capital appears dim. Despite the continued dysfunction, one issue may spark bipartisan collaboration in 2015: prison reform. Read More ...
Zach Dawes