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This statue is of the Dominican preacher Antonio Montesinos, the Spanish Dominican preacher who advocated before Spanish authorities on behalf of the Taino people, on what is now the island of Hispaniola.  The statue sits outside of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Photo credit: Caballero, Wikimedia Commons. 

NHI Resources on 

Christianity and International Relations


Christian Faith, Not Secularism, as the Basis for Transnational Reconciliation

Helpful Resources on 

Christianity and International Relations


Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies (website)


Antonio Montesinos, Are Not the Indians Men (sermon, 1511; excerpted from Las Casas)


Bartolome de las Casas, The Devastation of the Indies: A Brief Account (1552)


William Pierson Merrill, Christian Internationalism (Amazon book, originally published 1915) and Google electronic book


Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics (Amazon book, originally published 1932) and pdf book; see also Robin Lovin, Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism, (Amazon book, Sep 2007) and pdf book; and insightful critique of Niebuhr by David Fitch, Shall We Go Be Among The Oppressed? Reflections on James Cone’s, “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” (Part 1) (Missio Alliance, Apr 10, 2018)


Nicholas Kristof, Following God Abroad (NY Times, May 21, 2002)


Charles Colson, Earning a Second Look: The New Christian Internationalism (blog Aug 7, 2002)


Christopher D. Marshall, Atonement, Violence, and the Will of God: A Sympathetic Response to J. Denny Weaver's The Non-Violent Atonement (Jan 2003)


David Bentley Hart, Ecumenical Councils of War (Touchstone, Nov 2004) a book review of Alexander F. C. Webster & Darrell Cole, The Virtue of War: Reclaiming the Classic Christian Traditions East and West


Stanley Harakis, No Just War in the Fathers (Orthodox Peace Fellowship, Aug 2, 2005)


Dan Graves, Andrew: Soldier, Martyr, Hero (, Jun 2007) a story attributed to 302 AD


M. Daniel Carroll R., Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the State (Amazon book, May 1, 2008)


Frederick M. Shepherd, Christianity and Human Rights: Christians and the Struggle for Global Justice (2009)


Andrew Wilson, With What Right and What Justice? The Cry for Justice in the New World Was First a Decree of Excommunication (First Things, Nov 2011)


Robert Woodberry, The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy (American Political Science Review, May 2012)


Andrew Preston, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (Amazon book, Nov 13, 2012)


Glenn Greenwald, MLK's Condemnations of US Militarism Are More Relevant Than Ever (Guardian, Jan 21, 2013)


Stanley Goff, Capitalism and Christianity (blog May 2013)


Scot McKnight, The Early Church and Military Service (Patheos, Jul 8, 2013)


Michael B Kelley, This World Map Shows Where Press Freedom Is Strongest And Weakest (Business Insider, Feb 12, 2014)


Monica Toft, Daniel Philpott, Timothy Shah, God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (Amazon book, Mar 2014)


Christian Science Monitor Editorial Board, One Moscow Voice for Healing in Ukraine (Christian Science Monitor, May 4, 2014)


Michael Snyder, Why Does Christian Persecution Get Worse in Every Country the U.S. "Liberates" (InfoWars, May 19, 2014)


Kristine Lowder, Ted Cruz Walks Out of Christian Dinner: "If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, then I will not stand with you" (Buzzpo, Sep 11, 2014)


Wesley Richards and Jonathan Witt, J.R.R. Tolkien's Vision of Just War (Imaginative Conservative, Nov 2014)


Philos Project (website) promoting positive Christian engagement with the Middle East, Interview with Juliana Taimoorazy (Philos Project video, Jan 26, 2015)


Benjamin Corey, When Theology is So Pro-Israel That It Becomes Anti-Christian (Patheos blog, Mar 18, 2015)


Zaid Jilani, Christian Chaplain Fired for Preaching Compassion and Love Over Violence of American Sniper (AlterNet, Mar 2015)


Ryan Reeves, The First Crusades (Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Mar 23, 2015)


Russell Moore, Stop Pitting Security and Compassion Against Each Other in the Syrian Refugee Crisis (Washington Post, Nov 19, 2015)


Candida Moss, The Bible Is Crystal Clear About Refugees (Daily Beast, Nov 22, 2015)


Ronald J. Sider, The Early Church on War and Killing (Books & Culture: A Christian Review, Jan/Feb 2016) a very thorough historical analysis for early pacifism


Giles Fraser, Tolstoy’s Christian Anarchism Was a War On Both Church and State (Guardian, Jan 21, 2016)


Kyle Johnson, Is Non-Violence a Historic Christian Value? (Missio Alliance, Feb 22, 2016) on Ambrose of Milan - very worth reading


Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, How Should Christians Disagree? Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians Try a New Model (Christianity Today, Feb 25, 2016)


Christopher Wright, Introducing the Larnaca Statement (Lausanne Movement, Feb 25, 2016)


Andrew Doran, When Christianities Collide: Persecuted Churches of the East Need Dialogue With the West (The American Conservative, Jun 9, 2016)


Tom Holland, All the East is Moving (First Things, Aug 2016)


Tim Fall, The Impossibility of a Christian Nation (Tim Fall's blog, Jun 12, 2017)


Ed Stetzer, Being Pro-Life Means Caring for All of Human Life. That Includes Being Pro-Refugee (Vox, Jun 26, 2017)


The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church of the USA, Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide (PCUSA) debated by Presbyterians for Middle East Peace


Philip Giraldi, Should AIPAC Register as a Foreign Agent? (The American Conservative, Jul 28, 2017)


Mark Tooley, On North Korea, Christians Should Dial Back the Bellicosity (National Review, Aug 10, 2017)


Rod Dreher, Trump Is More In Touch Than You Think (The American Conservative, Aug 17, 2017) evangelicals favor nuclear war more than general population


Rod Dreher, White, Male, Educated - and Christianophobic (The American Conservative, Nov 4, 2017)


Diana Butler Bass, For Many Evangelicals, Jerusalem is about Prophecy, not Politics (CNN, Dec 8, 2017)


 The Editors, Orthodox Christianity and White Supremacy In Its Own Words (Orthodoxy in Dialogue, Jan 27, 2018)


Julie Ingersoll, Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Ceremony Was One Big Dog Whistle (Huffington Post, May 15, 2018)


Josiah Hesse, 'End Times Fatigue': Evangelicals Find Biblical Case for Israel Less Compelling (The Guardian, May 19, 2018)


Philip Bump, The Group Least Likely to Think the U.S. Has a Responsibility to Accept Refugees? Evangelicals (Washington Post, May 24, 2018)

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