Richard Cizik

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Richard Cizik is currently president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, a faith-based organization that is dedicated to fostering values consistent with a free society. From 2008 to 2010 he served as co-chair of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Task Force on Religion and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy. The task force released its report, "Engaging Religious Leaders Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy," in 2010. Cizik was also formerly the vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals from 1980 to 2008, was a driving force behind the 2006 creation of the Evangelical Climate Initiative, and in 2008 was named to TIME Magazine's list of "Time 100" most influential people. He is the author and editor of The High Cost of Indifference (1984). Cizik holds an M.A. from the George Washington University School of Public & International Affairs, Master of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary, and a B.A. from Whitworth University.
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