Right Alliances by Robert P. George

Right Alliances

Robert P. George on Our Ecumenical Touchstone

“Right Alliances” was given at a dinner celebrating Touchstone’s 100th issue, held in Washington, D.C., in late May. It has been revised slightly for publication.

The fact that Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christians are able to come together as we do tonight, in a spirit of fellowship and good will, is a tribute to our nation and to its great tradition of religious pluralism. Of course, it has taken us some time, we Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox Christians, to get to this point.

There are people in this room who can remember a time when hostility and mutual suspicion across the lines of relig . . .