Drew Christiansen, S.J., former editor in chief and president of America, is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Global Development at Georgetown University and a senior research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
Faith Faith and Reason
Drew ChristiansenOctober 08, 2020
As part of our larger coverage of “Fratelli Tutti,” the latest encyclical letter from Pope Francis, America asked a number of theologians and church experts to contribute a brief response, including their perspectives on its potential impact and its particular areas of import.
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew ChristiansenAugust 04, 2020
75 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, writes Drew Christiansen, S.J., the danger of nuclear war is as high as ever. Our “deterrence” strategy needs to be reconsidered.
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew ChristiansenJuly 23, 2020
Critics warned Secretary Pompeo’s religious freedom agenda would reverse 200 years of progress on human rights. But his commission has issued a consensus document.
President Donald Trump at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on Nov. 28, during a Thanksgiving Day visit. U.S. and international forces have been on the ground here ever since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew ChristiansenDecember 17, 2019
The Afghanistan Papers suggest that we still have not learned the lessons of history, writes Drew Christiansen, S.J., including a sense of humility and an awareness of human fallibility.
Palestinian demonstrators run away from tear gas fired by Israeli forces on Nov. 16, during an anti-Israel protest near the Jewish settlement of Beit El in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. (CNS photo/Mohamad Torokman, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew ChristiansenNovember 27, 2019
The Trump administration has reversed a 40-year U.S. policy critical of Israeli settlements on the West Bank, writes Drew Christiansen, S.J., raising the obstacles to Palestinians ever achieving a homeland.
Faith News
Drew ChristiansenJuly 19, 2019
Callahan was an independent scholar working at the frontier where ethics meets medicine, law and religion.
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew ChristiansenJuly 12, 2019
If the Secretary of State's new commission is intended neither to review U.S. human rights policy nor examine today’s debates over abortion and same-sex marriage, what, then, might it be doing?
Faith Short Take
Drew ChristiansenApril 22, 2019
In the wake of the fire, perhaps today’s “cultured despisers” of religion will come to appreciate how devotion to Notre Dame has been a wellspring of Western civilization as we know it.
Arts & Culture Books
Drew ChristiansenAugust 24, 2018
A. Alexander Stummvoll's new book is crucially important because until now, religion has been “the missing dimension in statecraft.”
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew ChristiansenMay 18, 2018
The Gaza Nakba demonstrations this week have done nothing to advance the situation of Palestinian refugees, nor did they provide relief to the people of Gaza, who dwell in an open-air prison, hemmed in and oppressed at every turn.