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Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Archives

Religious Freedom Amid the Arab Spring

Susan Thistlethwaite says a comprehensive U.S. approach to religious freedom is indispensible to effectively engage the forces unleashed in the Arab Spring.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rethinking Our Policy on Religious Freedom

Recent upheaval in the Middle East makes it ever more urgent to integrate a better grasp of religious freedom into our approach to the region, writes Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Friday, March 18, 2011

We Need a New Social Gospel

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite explains why we need a new social gospel in The Washington Post's "On Faith" blog.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Power of Truth

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite explores some of the key U.S. policy lessons from the nonviolent democracy demonstrations across the Arab world.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Thursday, February 17, 2011

Keeping the Faith

book_alt2 icon Report Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Marta Cook highlight the efforts of faith communities and LGBT advocates in Tennessee.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Marta Cook | Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Internet Access as a Human Right?

Susan Thistlethwaite argues in The Washington Post that Internet access should be a basic human right.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Working for Equality in the Great Lakes State

book_alt2 icon Report In order to achieve human rights and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Michigan, both the faith and LGBT communities need to more fully understand each other and work together, write Sally Steenland and Susan Thistlethwaite.

By Sally Steenland and Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Thursday, January 27, 2011

Power Shift

Power is no longer concentrated in global elites and institutions, observe Brian Katulis and Susan Thistlethwaite. The U.S. government needs to fully grasp this transformation.

By Brian Katulis and Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Thursday, December 16, 2010

Eleven Things You Need to Know About Islam in America Today

Susan Thistlethwaite and Eleni Towns provide insights into the “real Islam” from participants in CAP’s Young Muslim American Voices Project.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Eleni Towns | Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Calling Out the Hatemongers

Susan Thistlethwaite discusses the faith activism campaign to challenge hate rhetoric directed at those who champion social justice.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Friday, July 30, 2010

The “Peace Jirga” Model

Susan Thistlethwaite examines whether the “peace jirga” in Kabul could replicate other successful efforts in nations.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Tuesday, June 8, 2010

USAID’s New Approach

CAP Senior Fellow Susan Thistlethwaite interviews USAID’s Afeefa Syeed on her agency’s effort to make development more effective and culturally sensitive.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Let’s Take Religious Nuclear Opposition to the Next Level

Interfaith communities are carrying on the tradition of faith-based opposition to nuclear weapons, says Susan Thistlethwaite. Now they need to take the next step.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Monday, April 12, 2010

Can Progressives and Religious Conservatives Join Forces on Nuclear Disarmament?

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite interviews Christian evangelical Tyler Wigg-Stevenson about his project to eliminate nuclear weapons.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Obama’s New ‘Just Peace’ Policy

President Obama broke with traditional Just War thinking in his Nobel prize acceptance speech, and so far almost no one seems to have noticed.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Monday, December 14, 2009