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Primarily featuring posts written by students and faculty in our network, our blog is a forum for writing on issues of faith, politics, economics, and society. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors alone.
The Limits and Advantages of Systemic Racism Theory for Christian Thought

The Limits and Advantages of Systemic Racism Theory for Christian Thought

In the wake of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the deaths of other black victims of police violence, discussions about racial justice have concerned tiers of racism — individual, institutional, and systemic. The philosophical underpinning of these terms makes assumptions about the nature of disparity, humanity, and prejudice that often go unchecked. What does intellectually responsible engagement in such conversations look like, and how should Christians navigate the concept of systemic racism?

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Material Political Ends and Immanent Christianity

Material Political Ends and Immanent Christianity

As American politics has become more polarized, American Christians have followed suit. On the left, many progressive Christians embrace socialist ideas and semi-revolutionary tactics as the most effective means of achieving social justice. On the right, post-liberals...

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The Christian and Ideology

The Christian and Ideology

The last few decades of American politics have seen a widespread increase in polarization and partisanship. Much of this is explained by the prevalence of ideology in today’s public square. Adherents to opposing worldviews claim an inability to agree on so much as...

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2020-2021 Call for Essays

2020-2021 Call for Essays

AEI's Initiative on Faith & Public Life is pleased to announce its sixth annual call for faculty essays, which is being co-sponsored by Faith & Economics, the journal of the Association of Christian Economists. We will be accepting submissions until Monday,...

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Peace in the Midst of Politics

Peace in the Midst of Politics

It’s no secret that politics has been growing more contentious, and the events of this year have seriously exacerbated that trend. In the light of the coronavirus pandemic and the tragic murder of George Floyd, our public square is filled with suspicion, vitriol, and...

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The Architecture of Civil Society

The Architecture of Civil Society

In recent years, scholars and policy-makers have shown a renewed interest in civil society. The call to revitalize and empower the mediating institutions that stand between the national government and the individual––from churches to charities to bowling leagues––has been taken up by a diverse array of organizations, intellectuals, and politicians.

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