Michael Cromartie

In Memoriam, 1950-2017

Michael Cromartie was Vice President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directed both the Evangelicals in Civic Life and Faith Angle Forum programs. His area of expertise included issues at the cross-section of religion and politics.

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Michael Cromartie was Vice President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directed both the Evangelicals in Civic Life and Faith Angle Forum programs. His area of expertise included issues at the cross-section of religion and politics.

Mr. Cromartie contributed book reviews and articles to many prominent publications, including First Things, the Washington PostChristianity Today, and World magazine. Mr. Cromartie also appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, NBC’s Evening News with Brian Williams, ABC World News Tonight, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and the PBS news program The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

Mr. Cromartie was the editor of fifteen books, including Religion and Politics in AmericaReligion, Culture, and International Conflict; and A Public Faith: Evangelicals and Civic Engagement.

A senior advisor to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and a senior fellow with The Trinity Forum, he was also an advisory editor of Christianity Today magazine.

On September 20, 2004, Mr. Cromartie was appointed by President George W. Bush to a six-year term on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, where he was later twice elected chairman.

Mr. Cromartie was a graduate of Covenant College (Ga.), and held an M.A. in Justice from The American University in Washington, D.C.


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Dr. Jessica Stern and Imam Abdullah Antepli at the March 2016 Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie

A central feature of terrorism is that it involves deliberately targeting noncombatants, which means that it’s a violation of the Judeo-Christian just war tradition, as well as the Islamic just war tradition, by definition.

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Dr. James Davison Hunter and David Brooks at the March 2016 Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie

We need the serenity to accept the things that should be in the background. We need the courage to challenge the things that should be in the foreground. And we need the wisdom to know the difference.

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Dr. James K.A. Smith at the March 2016 Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie

This heavy concentration of the atmosphere of immanence, this kind of claustrophobia, of living in the immanent frame will intensify a sense of living in a wasteland for subsequent generations, and many young people will begin to explore beyond the boundaries.

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What Now? Faithful Living in Challenging Times

Michael Cromartie

The public square in Western society is no longer a place where people of orthodox Christian faith can feel they belong with any degree of comfort.

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Dr. Ted Davis at the November 2015 Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie

Dr. Ted Davis gives an overview and summary of the past one hundred years of Christian reflection on faith and scientific disputes.

 

Dr. Arthur Brooks and John Carr at the November 2015 Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie

More money is not positive policy. It’s simply throwing money to a problem and wanting it to go away because it’s liability management. That’s not the right way to go.

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Why the Stewardship of Every Living Thing Matters

Michael Cromartie

A proper understanding of the Biblical meaning of dominion, is closely associated with stewardship of all of creation, including animals. This means they rightfully belong to God and present a unique duty of care to each of us to seek their flourishing.

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Dr. Albert Raboteau at the November 2015 Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie

I think we need to not be strangers to each other and to each other’s experiences and the more that we can become less estranged, the more there’s a possibility of change. It’s hard to hate somebody who you eat with regularly…

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Dr. Arthur Brooks and John Carr at the November 2015 Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie

“Ask yourself did all of my work go for the benefit of people with less power than me? If the answer is no you’re screwing up.” – Arthur Brooks

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Albert Raboteau at the November 2015 Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie

“It’s the first talk I’ve been to that I wish my kids could be here to hear it,” shared David Rennie from The Economist after listening to Dr. Raboteau’s presentation on “Forgiveness and the African American Church Experience.”

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at the May 2015 Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie

The Faith Angle Forum is a semi-annual conference which brings together a select group of 20 nationally respected journalists with 3-5…

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Bernard Haykel and William McCants at the May 2015 Faith Angle Forum

Michael Cromartie

The Faith Angle Forum is a semi-annual conference which brings together a select group of 20 nationally respected journalists with 3-5…

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