Mead: Christian Leaders on Foreign Affairs Need ‘Sober Realism’ and Avoid Pacifism Blasphemy

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Foreign affairs expert and scholar Walter Russell Mead speaks against the "blasphemy" of using God to promote pacifism and disengagement in U.S. foreign affairs, advocating for "sober realism" on foreign policy matters instead. (Christian Post photo)

Christian Post – International affairs expert and author Walter Russell Mead warned Friday that its blasphemous for Christian leaders to arrogantly invoke God in order to promote ideologies of pacifism and non-engagement in foreign relations debates.

Mead, a professor of foreign affairs and humanities at Bard College who formerly served on the Council on Foreign Relations, was the first speaker to offer his thoughts at the second annual Christianity & National Security conference hosted by Providence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center.

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