Archive: Georgetown/On Faith
The prospects for political change in Egypt will remain slim absent more efforts at promoting dialogue within and between the emerging generation of Islamist and secular leaders.
By Daniel Brumberg | December 9, 2010; 01:44 PM ET | Comments (0)
When prominent Indonesian liberals responded to Obama's rousing words by highlighting the plight of the Palestinians rather than discussing the broader challenges of US-Muslim world engagement, they signaled that without Palestinian-Israeli peace, they can do little to galvanize domestic support for any new beginning with Washington.
By By Daniel Brumberg | November 15, 2010; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (4)
You know the survey by now. It's the one your atheist Facebook friend linked you to with a note of triumph. That's because those in the category "Atheist/Agnostic" graded out as the most religiously literate of those tested. I don't think Pew gets atheists.
By Jacques Berlinerblau | October 23, 2010; 11:34 AM ET | Comments (16)
Administration must make clear to Arab leaders that the state is a 'vital and serious problem' of autocracy.
By Daniel Brumberg | July 7, 2010; 03:12 PM ET | Comments (0)
Why regional powers like Turkey will continue to stick a finger in Washington's face.
By Daniel Brumberg | June 7, 2010; 02:43 PM ET | Comments (6)
How would immigration police respond to a savior with a Hispanic name?
By Thomas J. Reese | June 2, 2010; 03:58 PM ET | Comments (17)
Catholic tradition recognizes the market is not God and government has a role in moderating its negative effects.
By Thomas J. Reese | May 20, 2010; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (6)
The conditions that allowed the Catholic Church to tolerate nuclear deterrence no longer apply.
By Thomas J. Reese | May 12, 2010; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (10)
Legion of Christ case exposes Vatican's flaws and failures of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
By Thomas J. Reese | May 3, 2010; 04:18 PM ET | Comments (40)
Eight relevant questions the church hierarchy and the news media should be asking about each abuse case.
By Thomas J. Reese | April 14, 2010; 09:06 PM ET | Comments (25)
Obama went to Egypt to pursue Muslim World Engagement. Now he should go to Israel to pursue Jewish World Engagement.
By Daniel Brumberg | March 25, 2010; 01:36 PM ET | Comments (11)
Passage of the Senate health care was a major defeat for U.S. Catholic bishops. How should the bishops respond?
By Thomas J. Reese | March 22, 2010; 01:56 PM ET | Comments (63)
Neither sisters nor bishops have any special charism when it comes to interpreting legislative language.
By Thomas J. Reese | March 18, 2010; 08:41 PM ET | Comments (4)
Who's right about U.S. policy in Iran? The No Appeasement Group or the Talk Already Group?
By Daniel Brumbeg | February 26, 2010; 04:38 PM ET | Comments (0)
On Feb. 11, democratic opposition leaders will try to discredit, isolate and shame regime's hardliners.
By Daniel Brumberg | February 9, 2010; 12:53 PM ET | Comments (1)
World religious leaders call for an end to narrow economic self-interest and for greater emphasis on values.
By Thomas Banchoff | January 18, 2010; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (1)
Ways to mitigate the sectarian, ideological and religious strife that autocrats count on to sustain a clenched fist.
By Daniel Brumberg | January 13, 2010; 04:19 PM ET | Comments (0)
The choices Obama makes will surprise those who appear so sure that this president has embraced their truths.
By Daniel Brumberg | December 19, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (3)
Why are Christians so gloomy when our faith in the resurrection is a belief that justice and love will triumph?
By Thomas J. Reese | December 14, 2009; 02:14 PM ET | Comments (24)
Afghanistan's majority Pashtun population have the capacity and motivation to resist the central government.
By Daniel Brumberg | December 4, 2009; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (11)
Biological evolution is part of an immense cosmic journey into the incomprehensible mystery of God.
By John F. Haught | November 30, 2009; 03:51 PM ET | Comments (24)
The city has a right to set conditions on agencies that receive public money. The church has a right to say, "No, thanks."
By Thomas J. Reese | November 13, 2009; 01:06 PM ET | Comments (80)
Egypt is adrift, but a new generation has a fresh vision that transcends old ideological, social and religious divides.
By Daniel Brumberg | November 12, 2009; 06:03 PM ET | Comments (44)
After Fort Hood, the question again rises: How can we tell when people are truly motivated by religion to act in specific ways?
By Ariel Glucklich | November 12, 2009; 02:08 AM ET | Comments (0)
With the abortion issue dealt with, Catholic bishops can now speak strongly in support of universal health care.
By Thomas J. Reese | November 10, 2009; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (18)
The immigration debate says as much about us as a country and a people of faith as it does about the immigrants.
By Thomas J. Reese | November 4, 2009; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (65)
The right side of the Vatican's new "big tent" has a "Welcome" sign, but the left side has an "Exit Only" sign.
By Thomas J. Reese | October 27, 2009; 11:53 AM ET | Comments (14)
Security problems Afghanistan poses for itself, the region, and the world will always resist one-dimensional solutions.
By Daniel Brumberg | October 21, 2009; 03:18 PM ET | Comments (18)
The Vatican's opening for Anglicans may provide the Catholic Church a steady supply of married priests.
By Thomas J. Reese | October 20, 2009; 11:56 PM ET | Comments (57)
Bishops encourage Obama to shift US. involvement from military to diplomacy and development.
By Thomas J. Reese | October 15, 2009; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (6)
Only by denying regime legitimacy can opposition hope to compel Iran's rulers to retreat from drive for absolute power.
By Daniel Brumberg | October 8, 2009; 02:54 AM ET | Comments (4)
This is a policy that should outrage conservatives: "Big Government Takes Parents from Children and Makes Them Wards of the State."
By Thomas J. Reese | October 7, 2009; 11:23 AM ET | Comments (6)
The Church was rightly scrutinized when 4 percent of its priests were involved in abuse. What about the film industry?
By Thomas J. Reese | September 28, 2009; 05:33 AM ET | Comments (46)
Two ways to reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions: Taxes and regulations. Neither is evil.
By Thomas J. Reese | September 22, 2009; 04:55 AM ET | Comments (17)
Pope Benedict calls for "a worldwide redistribution of energy resources." Socialism or Christianity?
By Thomas J. Reese | September 15, 2009; 04:39 PM ET | Comments (48)
The recent course of the Obama administration's diplomacy amply demonstrates that strategic engagement is worth pursuing.
By Daniel Brumberg | September 11, 2009; 01:28 PM ET | Comments (3)
Post-election confusion could lead to violence. As in Iraq, U.S. cannot stay and cannot go.
By Daniel Brumberg | August 24, 2009; 05:23 PM ET | Comments (8)
The threat of global terrorism has provided a convenient excuse for Muslim autocrats and some Western policymakers to backslide or retreat from the promotion of democratization.
By John Esposito | August 23, 2009; 01:12 PM ET | Comments (0)
The recession is not simply the result of economic mismanagement. At heart, it is the result of a moral failure, our failure as consumers and a country to live within our means.
By Thomas J. Reese | August 5, 2009; 01:22 PM ET | Comments (6)
Watching Washington debate health care reform is depressing. The problem is voters prefer lies to truth.
By Thomas J. Reese | July 28, 2009; 02:33 PM ET | Comments (11)
After Rafsanjani's defiant sermon, Iran's political family is now irrevocably divided. Which clerics are in control?
By Daniel Brumberg | July 25, 2009; 12:49 PM ET | Comments (1)
A Vatican spokesman said the pope was "very impressed" by Obama who was "attentive and ready to listen."
By Thomas J. Reese | July 10, 2009; 02:53 PM ET | Comments (0)
Benedict calls for a radical rethinking of economics guided not by profits but by "an ethics which is people-centered."
By Thomas J. Reese | July 7, 2009; 01:14 AM ET | Comments (60)
When the president and the pope meet later this month, they will have much to talk about and agree on.
By Thomas J. Reese | July 2, 2009; 05:19 PM ET | Comments (1)
Conservatives will be shocked by Benedict's skepticism toward unbridled capitalism based on greed.
By Thomas J. Reese | June 23, 2009; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (40)
Obama taps Hispanic Catholic community for two important nominations this week: Sonia Sotomayor and Miguel Diaz.
By Thomas J. Reese | May 27, 2009; 11:19 PM ET | Comments (53)
Any vows - whether those of a priest or of a married couple - are profound acts of faith, hope, and love.
By Kevin O'Brien | May 15, 2009; 12:43 AM ET | Comments (17)
New rules must respect the right of conscience of health care workers and the rights of the rape victim.
By Thomas J. Reese | May 12, 2009; 04:34 PM ET | Comments (13)
Part of the problem is that the bishops stopped listening and teaching and started ordering and condemning.
By Thomas J. Reese | May 5, 2009; 04:44 PM ET | Comments (132)
Despite their total opposition to abortion, Catholic bishops support an abortion reduction bill sponsored by Democrats for Life.
By Thomas J. Reese | April 28, 2009; 03:41 PM ET | Comments (45)
The Taliban resort to violence and coercion because the Qur'an makes no mention of an Islamic state.
By Aloysious Mowe | April 23, 2009; 09:12 AM ET | Comments (124)
Claims that the Vatican has rejected Obama's ambassador are bogus. He does not have to send a pro-life Catholic to the Holy See.
By Thomas J. Reese | April 20, 2009; 04:58 PM ET | Comments (12)
Crowds ignore conservative Catholic critics, swarm Georgetown University to hear Obama speak.
By Thomas J. Reese | April 14, 2009; 06:18 PM ET | Comments (10)
The US will be in Afghanistan for the long haul, even as our Europeans friends are looking to get out.
By Daniel Brumberg | April 6, 2009; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (0)
Jacques Berlinerblau, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Jewish Civilization Georgetown University, and director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is author of four books, including "Heresy in the University:...
By David Waters | April 16, 2008; 01:22 PM ET | Comments (0)