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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
Canceling William Penn

Canceling William Penn

Mark Tooley | The founder of Pennsylvania championed American ideals—a fact that some apparently cannot forgive

Mark Tooley | South Korea and Japan overcome their historic animosity to deter a common foe

Mark Tooley | The Orthodox Church’s ties to the Russian state undermine the gospel

Mark Tooley | Political activism at the expense of doctrine is a recipe for rapid decline


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Mark Tooley | The UMC split carries big lessons for American Christianity

Mark Tooley | United Methodist disaffiliations accelerate as end-of-year deadline approaches

Mark Tooley | The establishment hated it, but Ronald Reagan and evangelicals stand vindicated

Mark Tooley | We can thank God that an evildoer will stand trial for his crime

Mark Tooley | The floodgates are opening, and congregations are leaving the United Methodist Church

Mark Tooley | Antisemitism is found in more than one form