What should the U.S. do when Christians are targeted for death in Sudan or persecuted in Pakistan--or when a Buddhist monk is tortured for his faith in Tibet? It shouldn't carry on business as usual with that country. But what exactly should it do? How can the U.S. effectively protect religious believers and advance the cause of religious freedom abroad?
Dealing with brutal and cunning tyrants has never been easy, but it should at least be clear now that Slobodan Milosovic is all three: brutal, cunning and tyrannical. He has allowed the country he dominates--the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia--to fall into economic and social ruin as a result of external sanctions and internal corruption.
There's much talk in the churches these days about "multicultural" sensitivity, and Western Christians often worry about participating in Western "cultural imperialism." But such rhetoric can appear empty when a debate turns to specific issues that are close to someone's heart--as happened at the August meeting of the Lambeth Conference, the once-a-decade gathering of bishops in the Anglican Co
The Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Economist, writing several days in advance of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, predicted that however successful the march might be in numbers it would nevertheless "have a pathetic quality about it." The correspondent was referring to the fact that the march was originally conceived as a massive counteraction to a fili