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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: The Vatican Conference on Disarmament (Georgetown, 2020).
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 & SocietyShort Take
Drew Christiansen
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.
FaithNews
Drew Christiansen
Callahan was an independent scholar working at the frontier where ethics meets medicine, law and religion.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Drew Christiansen
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?
FaithShort Take
Drew Christiansen
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 & CultureBooks
Drew Christiansen
A. Alexander Stummvoll's new book is crucially important because until now, religion has been “the missing dimension in statecraft.”
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Drew Christiansen
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.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents material on Iranian nuclear weapons development during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Monday, April 30 2018. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Drew Christiansen
Benjamin Netanyahu deserves no hearing on the Iranian agreement until Israel goes public about its own nuclear program.
Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth who was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on April 13. Palestinians streamed to tent camps on Gaza's border with Israel for a third mass protest. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Drew Christiansen
Hamas, it seems, has taken Israeli contempt for Palestinian life as a cultural and political weakness that Gazans can turn against the oppressor state.
People pray during morning Mass Jan. 30 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. (CNS photo/Roman Pilipey, EPA)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Drew Christiansen
Western journalists have been too easily swayed by misleading accounts circulated by those opposed to an entente.
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 & SocietyNews
Drew Christiansen
With today's announcement, President Trump has dispelled any thought that he can broker an agreement in the disputatious Holy Land.