Author: Robert Joustra

The Religious Turn in Canadian Foreign Policy

The creation of the Office of Religious Freedom by Canada’s Conservative government in 2013 was widely panned as a symbolic gesture, aimed mainly at the ruling party’s theoconservative base. With a staff of five and budget of $5 million a year, what real impact could it have in a world awash in religious persecution and violence? That remains to be seen, although it already has projects underway in several countries. And in “God’s Century,” writes Robert Joustra, where theology is supplanting ideology as the primary fuel of political conflict, we should all be praying for the success of the OFR

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