Drew Christiansen, S.J., former editor in chief of America, is Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Human Development at Georgetown University and a senior fellow with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. He is co-editor with Carole Sargent of A World Free from Nuclear Weapons
Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016, file photo. Church and diplomatic experts are assessing how U.S.-Vatican diplomacy will change with Biden, as U.S. president. He is the second Catholic elected to the nation's highest office in U.S. history. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Drew ChristiansenDecember 14, 2020
There is much on which a Biden administration and the Holy See can collaborate.
Politics & Society News Analysis
Drew ChristiansenDecember 10, 2020
The American myth today faces existential challenges that no longer only come from the fringes.
Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, an official in the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, speaks Jan. 30, 2020, at The Catholic University of America in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Faith News
Drew ChristiansenOctober 28, 2020
It was with his colleagues in disarmament dialogues that he found the signature issue of his last years in diplomatic service, nuclear weapons abolition.
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?