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Reply To: Have you ever consciously or subconsciously used your faith to examine foreign policy? Was it harmful or helpful? Please elaborate.

Dominique Hoffman

Hi Jacqueline,

I agree with you that the West is moving further and further away from policy rooted in Christian faith, it has evolved into a Western tradition with ideas borrowed from a past rooted in faith. While I think you are right, the domestic politics and ideologies of our current leaders do not promote Christian values (and foreign policy is largely influenced by the culture of the administration) we still have a part in advocating for pluralism and peace in the Near East. As Christians we know prosecution will come. The experiment of America has offered a unique period in time for Christian ideas to flourish, but we were never promised this and persecution should not discourage our activism on foreign issues. The Great Commission and our love for our neighbors should encourage activism in the Near East, regardless of domestic politics.