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Aryana Petrosky Roberts

Posts by Aryana Petrosky Roberts

Aryana Petrosky Roberts is a senior associate for AEI's Initiative on Faith & Public Life. Before joining the team full-time, Aryana interned at AEI and was a John Jay Institute fellow. She has also interned at Atlas Network in Washington, DC through the Koch Internship Program, and at the Claremont Institute in Upland, CA. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in political science and a minor in humanities. While at APU, she spent a semester with the High Sierra program and studied abroad in South Africa.

Desiring Community: A Lesson from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Like many students who attended a Christian college or university, I read Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the first time during my freshman year of college. At the time, I was several weeks into a study away...

We Will Feast Again: Reflections on Holy Week During a Pandemic

As this extreme Lenten season comes to a close, I have had numerous thoughts flitting about my mind on how the coalescing of Lent and the pandemic have shaped my understanding of technology and community. Below are two insights that I hope will form me far beyond this...

Toil and Angst: A book review of “On the Road with Saint Augustine” by James K.A. Smith

The disarray of post-graduate life left me in existential and theological angst. Why was transitioning to working full time in a city of opportunity at my dream first job so difficult and spattered with discontentment? Why were all of my friends, also working jobs...

Announcing: 2019-2020 Young Scholars

AEI’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019–2020 Young Scholar Awards. This year we received impressive applicants from schools across the country on topics ranging from public policy, economics, law, and political...

What “A Wrinkle in Time” Teaches Us About Good Government and Society

With the fast approaching movie release of “A Wrinkle in Time,” based on Madeline L’Engle’s children’s book, I decided to reread one of my childhood favorites before March 9th. Distinct in my memory from when I had first read it over ten years ago, was the powerful...