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Mark Tooley

Mark Tooley

Mark Tooley is president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy and editor of IRD’s foreign policy and national security journal, Providence. Prior to joining the IRD in 1994, Mark worked eight years for the Central Intelligence Agency. A lifelong United Methodist, he has been active in United Methodist renewal since 1988. He is the author of Taking Back The United Methodist Church, Methodism and Politics in the 20th Century, and The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War. He attends a United Methodist church in Alexandria, Va.

Articles by Mark Tooley
Shanghai’s brutal lockdown

Shanghai’s brutal lockdown

Mark Tooley | Millions find themselves confined to quarters

Mark Tooley | Our constitutional order is threatened by such comments

Mark Tooley | Where the world’s two most threatening dictatorships took center stage

Mark Tooley | The invasion of Ukraine should be met with persistence, patience, and confidence


Mark Tooley | The scheming Russian despot’s destiny lies in God’s hands

Mark Tooley | Will the U.S. have any cards up its sleeve should Putin invade Ukraine?

Mark Tooley | A billionaire’s amoral and un-American perspective on the sufferings of the Uyghurs

Mark Tooley | The State Department joins forces with liberal religious leaders to export progressive culture war ideals

Mark Tooley | A group of Catholic intellectuals challenge America’s democratic founding principles

Mark Tooley | Support for boundless sexual license is leading to a denominational breakup