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.
The gold-covered Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount complex is seen in this overview of Jerusalem's Old City Dec. 6. In an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, Christian leaders in Jerusalem said U.S. recognition of the city as the capital of Israel could have dire regional consequences. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)
Politics & Society News
Drew Christiansen, S.J.December 06, 2017
With today's announcement, President Trump has dispelled any thought that he can broker an agreement in the disputatious Holy Land.
Politics & Society Last Take
Drew Christiansen, S.J.November 20, 2017
James Comey is perhaps a better Niebuhrian than Niebuhr himself.
Pope Francis meets participants in the International symposium on a nuclear-weapons-free world, at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew Christiansen, S.J.November 17, 2017
Pope Francis’ condemnation of deterrence is a strong challenge to nuclear strategies of the superpowers, including the United States.
Pope Paul VI makes his way past bishops during a session of the Second Vatican Council in 1964 (CNS file photo)
Arts & Culture Books
Drew Christiansen, S.J.August 10, 2017
Drew Christiansen, S.J., reviews "Catholicism and Citizenship" by Massimo Faggioli
Politics & Society Opinion
Drew Christiansen, S.J.July 21, 2017
Evangelicals have helped the Catholic Church at the highest levels.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, inspects the preparation of the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in North Korea's northwest. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Drew Christiansen, S.J.July 17, 2017
The U.N. has voted to ban the bomb. What comes next?
Leaflets are seen on a delegates desk before a vote by the conference to adopt a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination, Friday, July 7, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Drew Christiansen, S.J.July 10, 2017
122 states—but none of the world’s nine nuclear powers—voted to ban the bomb.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is greeted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, prior to an Oct. 24 private meeting between Maduro and Pope Francis at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Miraflores Palace handout via EPA)
Politics & Society Short Take
Drew Christiansen, S.J.February 28, 2017
Drew Christiansen, S.J., discusses the significance of religious peacebuilding in struggling countries.
Drew Christiansen, S.J.December 22, 2016
The inspiration for public theology lies in the Catholic belief that the church has a role in transforming the wider society under the influence of the Gospel.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Drew Christiansen, S.J.December 12, 2016
“Violence is not the cure for our broken world,” the pope writes.