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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.

Iliana Owen-Alcala

I try to examine all things using my faith because God should be guiding me in every way. It is helpful because I want to look at the issues from a place of love and understanding of all parties. Faith is such a big part of my life that I hope that it comes into play, even subconsciously. As a Christian, I have learned that God should be ruler of all things in our lives. Foreign policy should not be an exception or put limits to where faith should be involved. Faith allows us to understand people and approach things with compassion and wisdom. It cannot be cast aside for the sake of keeping faith out of politics. I honestly do not see how it can bring anything but good things if one is truly faithful. Foreign policy is so important; thus, we need God at the very center of the matter in any case.