Archive: Chris Seiple
American foreign policy is not American if religious freedom is not a priority. Religious freedom is not a geo-political issue, nor is it Republican or Democrat: it is simply a function of who we are as a people.
By Chris Seiple | January 19, 2011; 09:24 AM ET | Comments (0)
In our rush to policy solutions, let each of us strive to embody the best of our faiths and the best of America: that because of our principled pluralism we will treat each other with respect while naming and discussing our deepest of political and theological differences.
By Chris Seiple | August 17, 2010; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (0)
The beginning of wisdom is to call something by its proper name. To pretend that this terrorism is not rooted in the terrorists' own understanding of Islam is delusional.
By Chris Seiple | July 13, 2010; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (5)
Nearly 400 years ago, the religious match-up of Spain and The Netherlands had different outcome. Today, the game is a testimony to the human endeavor. That these two teams and countries--especially the Dutch playing in South Africa with non-whites on their team--can compete in a non-violent manner should give us all great hope.
By Chris Seiple | July 12, 2010; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (5)
Afghanistan demonstrates two basic characteristics of the 21st century. America will not succeed in its domestic or overseas efforts unless it can better coordinate the different agencies of its government. This is a moral issue, a question of how we--the greatest power in recorded history--steward our power.
By Chris Seiple | July 1, 2010; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (2)
Today we mark the 60th anniversary of North Korea's invasion of South Korea, and remember that the maintenance of freedom takes place through the daily demonstration of living with our deepest differences.
By Chris Seiple | June 25, 2010; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (1)
"Proselytism" is officially recognized by the international covenants as part and parcel of one's freedom of conscience or belief--it is the freedom to share the essence of one's identity. Today, however, "proselytism" and "sharing" have quite different connotations.
By Chris Seiple | March 3, 2010; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (7)