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Adam Willis

Adam Willis, a former VQR intern, is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Politico, the Outline, Commonweal, and Slate. His reportage on the Philippine Catholic Church is supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.


Photographs by Eloisa Lopez

Church vs. State

Summer 2019 | Reporting

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal but popular war on drugs has forced the Catholic Church to ask itself a defining question: What is its responsibility under an immoral regime?

Since Appomattox

April 9, 2015 | Essays

“It was after sunrise of a bright morning when from the Manchester high grounds we turned to take our last look at the old city for which we had fought so long & so hard... The whole river front seemed to be in flames, amid which occasional h [...]