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Stepping, Not Stuck

By Grazie Pozo Christie   Most movies offer viewers an escape from humdrum reality and entrance into a world of adventure or romantic glamour. “Step,” a documentary playing in theaters now, is a movie about escape – that of African American girls from the chaos and difficulty…

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TCA Statement on the Passing of Charlie Gard

July 27, 2017 “Our hearts go out to the Gard family, who not only have suffered the loss of their precious baby boy, but have had to endure the interference and obstruction of the courts and British health system in their fight for their child’s…

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A much-needed measure to fight modern day slavery

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie It has been well over a century that slavery has been outlawed in the United States, but the evil institution still thrives worldwide. UNICEF estimates that over 45 million people are pawns in the multibillion-dollar transnational industry of modern day slavery. The sheer…

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Trump’s new religious freedom chief has his work cut out for him

BY ANDREA PICCIOTTI-BAYER The nomination of Governor Sam Brownback for ambassador at-large for international religious freedom (IRF) provides a bright light of hope for those suffering religious persecution throughout the world. In Governor Brownback, President Trump has nominated a superbly qualified champion of international religious freedom possessing…

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TCA Statement on Nomination of Governor Sam Brownback to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

July 26, 2017 “There has never been a more important time for the United States to promote religious freedom as a cornerstone of our foreign policy, given the global instability caused by the severe religious persecution that 77 percent of the world’s population live under.  There…

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A Terminal Tug of War

By Grazie Pozo Christie An attentive world is watching, aghast, at the troubling tug-of-war over a terminally ill baby boy in a London hospital. On one side are the distraught and devoted parents who want to shoulder the cost of a treatment that reportedly has…

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Book Review: Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Discrimination

By ANDREA PICCIOTTI-BAYER In a new book, three scholars make the argument that a pluralistic society can be both pragmatic and principled. Thanks to the work of three young American scholars, a new and invaluable primer is the latest tool helping to make sense of the…

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Middle East Christians still face genocide — where is US relief?

BY DR. GRAZIE POZO CHRISTIE When the matter at stake is an ongoing genocide, response should be swift and decisive.  After all, the days and weeks are measured by the worst kinds of human suffering. Indigenous Christians and other religious minorities are the targets of…

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Book Review: Cardinal Sarah against the dictatorship of noise

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Cardinal Robert Sarah, in his new book The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, offers a profound examination of the silence that “leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service.” The initial inspiration…

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TCA Statements on Trinity Lutheran v. Comer

“Today’s win is a significant victory for fairness and government neutrality towards religious institutions, confirming that children at a Lutheran preschool should have the same access to safe playgrounds as children at a non-religious school. Chief Justice Roberts called the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from…

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