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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
The narrative of a dictator

The narrative of a dictator

Mark Tooley | China’s personality cult is rewriting history

Mark Tooley | Minneapolis answers with a resounding no

Mark Tooley | Anglican bishops resist assisted suicide in Britain

Mark Tooley | Backing Taiwan against its Chinese aggressor


Two different perspectives on how believers should approach the immigration reform debate

Mark Tooley | The return of the Taliban is a return to tyranny