Category Religion and Politics

Well-Intentioned Interference

Well-Intentioned Interference New blog for HuffPost religion. It was inspired by my McGill course on Religion & Foreign Policy.

Latin American Catholics and the Conclave

This article was originally published in Spanish through Vida Nueva. Hablas espanol? Read it here The changing face of world Catholicism means that much is at stake for Catholics of the Global South as the Church prepares for its next spiritual leader. Latin American Catholics, who represent the Church’s majority population, are calling out for a […]

Revisiting Romney and his vision of hope

Monday night, Mitt Romney closed the third and final presidential debate by telling the American people that he has what it takes to protect and restore this great nation, which, in his estimation, serves as the hope of the earth. Though rhetorically powerful, there is reason to pause over this notion that the decision we […]

“We can’t be comfortable”

Sitting in her office at New Haven’s First Presbyterian Church, Maria LaSala seems much like the many other Presbyterian ministers I’ve met in my life. She has pictures scattered about from various important moments in her career, a large collection of books filling the shelves that line one wall and is quick to tell stories […]

There’s a little Romney in us all.

In a campaign that’s become much more about personal attacks on the competitor than a testament to his past four years in office, Obama’s team has kept themselves busy selecting sound bites and digging through Romney’s political and business records. And, as has been noted again and again, Mitt makes it remarkably easy. There was […]

The Politics of Poverty, pt. 1

In less than two months, America will head to the polls. And, as in all presidential elections, this November 6 will be about much more than the two men whose names will appear on the ballot. Casting a vote means subscribing to a certain ideology, a vision for where the next four years will lead. […]