EPPC Earns “Exceptional” 4-Star Rating for Sound Fiscal Management

We are proud to report that the Ethics and Public Policy Center has earned its third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management. According to Charity Navigator’s letter to EPPC, “Only 14% of the charities we rate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that the Ethics and Public Policy Center consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America.”

George Weigel Awarded TOTUS Prize in Poland

On October 10, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel was awarded the TOTUS Prize by the Work of the New Millennium Foundation, which is sponsored by the Catholic bishops of Poland. The prize, which was presented at a ceremony in Warsaw’s Royal Castle and televised nationally, was given in honor of Mr. Weigel’s work in “promoting the thought of Pope John Paul II.”

Spanish University Gives Honorary Doctorate to George Weigel

On November 14, 2007, Abad Oliba University in Barcelona, Spain, gave a Honoris Causa Doctorate to EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel.

George Weigel Named Distinguished Senior Fellow

On the unanimous recommendation of EPPC’s board of directors, EPPC is pleased to name George Weigel its first Distinguished Senior Fellow. “George’s new title is in recognition of his remarkable contributions to EPPC over the past two decades,” said William R. Burleigh, chairman of EPPC’s board.

Peter Wehner, White House’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, To Join EPPC

The Ethics and Public Policy Center takes great pleasure in announcing that Peter Wehner, who is completing his White House service as Deputy Assistant to the President and as Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives, will join EPPC next month as a Senior Fellow.

EPPC Vice President Elected as Chair to Religious Freedom Commission

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent, bipartisan federal agency advising the Administration and Congress, has elected Michael Cromartie as chair to succeed Felice D. Gaer, who has served in this capacity since 2006. Preeta D. Bansal and Richard D. Land were elected Vice Chairs. The officers will serve for one year effective July 1.

Overturning Roe

After a brief education about what Roe v. Wade really means, public support for overturning Roe and restoring abortion policy to the democratic processes dramatically increases. That’s what a recent poll jointly commissioned by the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Judicial Confirmation Network shows.

EPPC Bioethics Expert Appointed as U.S. Permanent Observer

EPPC Fellow Carter Snead was appointed to serve as U.S. Permanent Observer for the Council of Europe’s Bioethics Steering Committee (CDBI).

President Bush Reappoints Michael Cromartie

On May 15, 2007, President George W. Bush reappointed EPPC Vice President Michael Cromartie to serve another two-year term on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Cromartie, currently Vice Chair of the Commission, served as Chair of the Commission in 2006.

EPPC Welcomes Visiting Fellow Michael Casey of Australia

Dr. Michael Casey of Sydney, Australia, has joined EPPC as a Visiting Fellow in order to undertake research into the relationship between religion and ideology in modern democratic politics. “We’re delighted to have Michael with us in D.C. while he continues his research,” said EPPC President Ed Whelan.