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.
In this Dec. 10, 2009 file photo, Elie Wiesel lights a candle for Holocaust victims on a memorial wall, which identifies tens of thousands of Hungarian Holocaust victims, in the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest, Hungary (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky).
In All Things
Drew Christiansen, S.J.July 05, 2016
'Dawn,' the sequel to Elie Wiesel's better known novel, 'Night,' offered a prophetic critique.
A young girl smiles as she embraces Pope Francis during an audience for families participating in the pastoral conference of the Diocese of Rome in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 14. (CNS photo/Giampiero Sposito, Reuters)
Synod on the Family
Drew Christiansen, S.J.April 08, 2016
Morally—and religiously—we are works in progress.
VOICES FOR FREEDOM. Pope John Paul II talks with Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev during a historic 1989 meeting at the Vatican. The two expressed broad agreement on the need for greater religious freedom in the Soviet Union.
Drew Christiansen, S.J.February 18, 2016
The church's evolving understanding of religious liberty.
BUMPER TO BUMPER MASS. The World Meeting of Families closing celebration along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
Drew Christiansen, S.J.October 07, 2015
Ron Murphy, S. J., a Georgetown University German professor, was returning from the Catholic University of America, where Pope Francis had celebrated the canonization of St. Junípero Serra, when a woman approached him. “Father, Father,” she exclaimed, “this pope is wonderful. This
CALL TO ACTION. Journalists attend a news conference for the presentation of Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” at the Vatican on June 18, 2015.
Drew Christiansen, S.J.July 08, 2015
Looking back at a life-giving encyclical on The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Laudato Si
Drew Christiansen, S.J.June 18, 2015
When Pope Francis was elected, he made clear that the name contained a full agenda for his pontificate inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi: the poor, the environment and peace. At the top of the list came the poor.As he recounted his choice of the name, the new pope explained that Brazilian Cardinal
Guests of honor listen during the opening ceremony of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center in Vienna Nov. 2012
In All Things
Drew Christiansen, S.J.May 25, 2015
The closing day of the four-day conference at Georgetown University celebrating the close of the Second Vatican Council was devoted to the council rsquo s opening to other faiths especially Judaism and Islam It was also a day for tough questions and cautionary observations from interfaith interloc
Cardinal Walter Kasper arrives for Pope Francis' ecumenical vespers at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome Jan. 25., 2014 (CNS Photo, Paul Haring).
In All Things
Drew Christiansen, S.J.May 25, 2015
Cardinal Walter Kasper offered the highlight speech of this Memorial Day weekend rsquo s Georgetown University Marymount University conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council He spoke Saturday morning at Washington rsquo s National Cathedral the event rsquo s third spons
In All Things
Drew Christiansen, S.J.May 22, 2015
You can’t change the prayer of millions 'without affecting the balance of the planet.'
In All Things
Drew Christiansen, S.J.May 21, 2015
Fifty years after Nostra Aetate, what we've learned about interfaith dialogue