Helping Mideast Christians

From First Thoughts

Last week, Robert P. George and Katrina Lantos Swett, the chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, published an important op-ed on the persecution of Mideast Christians. This topic receives far too little attention, for reasons I’ve . . . . Continue Reading »

Yasukuni and Nice Distinctions

From First Thoughts

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”485”] Photo from the International Business Times[/caption]Last week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fulfilled an oft-repeated wish to visit Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine while in office. In Shinto belief, the shrine . . . . Continue Reading »

The Massacre of the Innocents

From First Thoughts

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”460”] Photo from The Guardian [/caption] From the   New York Times  this Christmas morning: At least 26 people were killed and 38 others wounded on Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in a parking lot near St. . . . . Continue Reading »