Andy Braner

Andy Braner Working in Public Service to help Connect People from Around the World

In 2001 Andy Began a distinguished work with teenagers across the globe. Helping them understand how to develop community, trust, and group skills, he has traveled the world sharing concepts and principles helping teens navigate adolescent years. Andy has written 5 books and several curriculums to help students understand how to think about faith. He now works with the United States House of Representatives focused on Foreign Affairs work in the Middle East.

Curious about Coronavirus?  Our office in DC is providing the American people with real time information.  Working toget...
02/15/2020
Fort Report: China's Chernobyl Moment?

Curious about Coronavirus? Our office in DC is providing the American people with real time information. Working together with the University of Nebraska, this is how government can help. Check this out.

https://fortenberry.house.gov/news/fort-report/fort-report-chinas-chernobyl-moment

The air pollution in Beijing, China is so bad that it takes years off your life. Some days it looks like fog. As a service to the Chinese people, the United States Embassy implemented an air quality tracking monitor. The Chinese government was not happy.

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a ba...
08/27/2019
The City on a Hill

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." [ 642 more words ]
http://andybraner.com/2019/08/27/the-city-on-a-hill/

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. …

If you want to get in a conversation filled with conflict, all you have to do is talk about religion and politics. So I ...
08/20/2019
Religion and Politics Don’t Mix?

If you want to get in a conversation filled with conflict, all you have to do is talk about religion and politics. So I guess I'll do both. Not for the sake of conflict. But for the idea that we can engage in some of the hardest discussions in our world today, and not be afraid. We don't have to be afraid of voicing opinion in America. [ 816 more words ]
http://andybraner.com/2019/08/20/religion-and-politics-dont-mix/

If you want to get in a conversation filled with conflict, all you have to do is talk about religion and politics. So I guess I’ll do both. Not for the sake of conflict. But for the idea that…

Being In Washington DC not only gives me a front row seat to America's political system, but it's also a preferred seat ...
08/13/2019
Learning to Love Another

Being In Washington DC not only gives me a front row seat to America's political system, but it's also a preferred seat to the see the entire world. A gentle stroll down Massachusetts Avenue can be like walking through a global wonderland. Often, in the work I'm involved, we host ambassadors from countries all over the world. Last week we saw the ambassador from Mexico, Iraq, and Armenia. [ 666 more words ]
http://andybraner.com/2019/08/13/learning-to-love-another/

Being In Washington DC not only gives me a front row seat to America’s political system, but it’s also a preferred seat to the see the entire world. A gentle stroll down Massachusetts A…

Good friends are hard to find. As the old adage goes, "If you want a friend in Washington DC, go buy a dog." And I've se...
08/06/2019
No Fear

Good friends are hard to find. As the old adage goes, "If you want a friend in Washington DC, go buy a dog." And I've seen that to be true more than once up on Capitol Hill. One of my closest friends in Washington is a former diplomat, Israeli/American, who grew up in Bosnia. He's such a fun human to hang out with, and as we discuss global events, and politics, for the last three years we've centered our lives on the message and teachings of Jesus. [ 663 more words ]
http://andybraner.com/2019/08/06/no-fear/

Good friends are hard to find. As the old adage goes, “If you want a friend in Washington DC, go buy a dog.” And I’ve seen that to be true more than once up on Capitol Hill. One o…

(taken from April 20, 1019) One thing you can count on in Washington DC is this - There's always a war brewing. The acto...
07/30/2019
Until They Pull Me From my Horse

(taken from April 20, 1019) One thing you can count on in Washington DC is this - There's always a war brewing. The actors may change names and faces, but the principle is always the same - the war is at hand. And, I don't mean a literal war with bombs, planes, and troops (although there are certainly occasions that to be true); but rather, there's always a war brewing for ideas.. [ 702 more words ]
http://andybraner.com/2019/07/30/until-they-pull-me-from-my-horse/

(taken from April 20, 1019) One thing you can count on in Washington DC is this – There’s always a war brewing. The actors may change names and faces, but the principle is always the sa…

I've been to Jerusalem 30 times in the last decade, and one of my favorite places to visit is the Basilica of Agony loca...
07/23/2019
The Theology of Suffering

I've been to Jerusalem 30 times in the last decade, and one of my favorite places to visit is the Basilica of Agony located at the bottom of the Mount of Olives long thought to be the place called the Garden of Gethsemane. Each time I go, I spend significant time meditating on the pain Jesus went through as he prayed through the evening saying, "Father, if it be your will, let this cup pass from me. [ 412 more words ]
http://andybraner.com/2019/07/23/the-theology-of-suffering/

I’ve been to Jerusalem 30 times in the last decade, and one of my favorite places to visit is the Basilica of Agony located at the bottom of the Mount of Olives long thought to be the place c…

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Relational Diplomacy

For a long time, I’ve been drawn to the idea that diplomacy is being managed in a transactional way. Recently, I’ve offered new ideas that blur the lines of bureaucracy, and work with locals in grass roots efforts in countries around the world.

Working with The KIVU Gap Year, The Center for Transatlantic Relations, and the U.S. House of Representatives, I am forging a new idea that peace can be achieved when we recognize the value of human beings in our neighborhoods.

Most of my work is in Washington D.C. these days, but I travel quite a bit making friends, introducing the new relational diplomacy idea, and helping countries find solutions to some of the hardest problems when it comes to race, religion, or sectarian issues.

It is our hard work in developing honest friendships that broker respect and the “knowing” of the Other that will ultimately lead to a world less divided.

Thanks for stopping by here. I look forward to interacting.

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...some intriguing thoughts. Praying for you/with you this day, Andy!
In Egypt
...eager to have you here on Monday...much to listen to...much to share...prayers continue for you, my friend!!!
Happy Birthday Boss!!! Have a great day! Blessings. :) ♥
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