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Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Archives

How to Make the Afghanistan War a “Just War”

Susan Thistlethwaite and Brian Katulis argue that moral considerations should shape the Obama administration’s decision on the Afghanistan war.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Brian Katulis | Thursday, November 19, 2009

Young Muslim American Voices Are More Important than Ever

Last week CAP launched a project with young Muslim American leaders to promote understanding of America’s growing religious diversity.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Sally Steenland, Marta Cook, and Eleni Towns | Monday, November 16, 2009

Real Economic Development in Afghanistan: Women Rug Weavers Create Hope

cursor icon Interactive Slideshow and Interview with Arzu Rugs CEO Connie Duckworth give an inside look at sustainable security in action in Afghanistan.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Good Religion Gone Bad

The revelation that Donald Rumsfeld appended Bible verses to secret Iraq war memos is problematic on many levels, write Sally Steenland and Susan Thistlethwaite.

By Sally Steenland and Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Obama’s Notre Dame Dust-Up

President Obama will speak at Notre Dame’s commencement, despite protests, yet it’s the school, not the protesters, that’s in line with mainstream American Catholics, writes Susan Thistlethwaite.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Progressive Conscience in Action

The exercise of conscience that pits health care providers against their patients mandates a rule change, Susan Thistlethwaite writes.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Monday, April 6, 2009

Progressive Fundamentals: The Dignity of Work

Work is an essential component of human dignity, a fact that should not be ignored when considering how to move forward on economic recovery, writes Susan Thistlethwaite.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Red Faith Blue Faith

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Sally Steenland examine the increasingly progressive preferences of religious voters.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Sally Steenland | Thursday, November 6, 2008

Generation Gap Growing Among Religious Voters

The Young and the Faithful survey finds that young religious voters hold more progressive views than their older counterparts, writes Rev. Susan Thistlethwaite.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Thursday, October 9, 2008

In Hard Economic Times, Church Must Proclaim Justice, Good Stewardship

Rev. Thistlethwaite on the church's role in hard economic times

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Friday, September 26, 2008

Spies in the Pews? Is Nothing Sacred?

Thistlethwaite on Separating Church and Politics

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Friday, March 28, 2008

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Rev. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. She is also Professor of Theology at Chicago Theological Seminary and its former president between 1998 and 2008. An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ since 1974, she is the author and/or editor of numerous books, and has worked on two different […]

Thursday, March 27, 2008

What I Learned at Jesus Camp: Freedom, Indoctrination, and Children

Award-winning documentary raises interesting questions about religious and political freedoms.

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Friday, October 27, 2006