Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons writes at the intersection of faith and public policy. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at home

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons and Maggie Siddiqi — January 15, 2021
(RNS) — On this Religious Freedom Day, we are concerned about the rising threats around the world, but we are hopeful for progress in the years ahead.

By embracing faith, Joe Biden and the Democrats have the potential to transform American politics

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons — August 20, 2020
(RNS) — The past four days have emphasized the Democratic Party’s commitment to religious outreach and that has the potential to transform all of American politics. 

Trump, Syria and just war theory

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons — April 11, 2017
(RNS) It doesn’t require much theological insight to know going to war to look presidential fails the just-war theory test miserably.

Joel Hunter on nightclub shooting: ‘I’ve got to go back and examine my own heart’

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons — June 14, 2016
(RNS) The senior pastor of the 20,000-member, nondenominational Northland Church shared his thoughts on the intersection of LGBT discrimination and religion in light of the shooting.

Hillary Clinton best understood as a Methodist (COMMENTARY)

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons — February 1, 2016
(RNS) To understand Hillary Clinton’s pragmatic politics, you must understand her Methodism.

Will Obama be more open about his faith in 2016?

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons — December 17, 2015
(RNS) The president has spoken in vague and broad terms about faith, but he has good reason to change that now.

American Christians could take a lesson from Angela Merkel (COMMENTARY)

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons — December 10, 2015
(RNS) Chancellor Angela Merkel has some advice for defensive and fearful Germans who are concerned about Muslim immigration: Go back to church. That’s good advice for American Christians as well.
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