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Friday Links Round Up: Mothers. Staples. Swings.

Mothers. Staples. Swings. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:
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A Mother's Day for Peace

Julia Ward Howe, best known for writing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" in 1862, began working to heal the wounds of the Civil War once the war had ended.
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Living the Resurrection on Mother's Day

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, "Woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." (John 19:24-27)

Mother's Day is always fun when the kids are young -- the homemade crafts, the valiant efforts of breakfast making, and the conscientious attention a mother receives in contrast to the usual "being taken for granted" and "aww mom, do I have to" gestures. My son is a sweet boy -- caring, empathetic, and a rule follower. When I was pregnant with him, it was as if this little organism had invaded my whole body. I felt pregnant from head to toe -- migraines, severe morning sickness, bloody noses, swelled feet, strong cravings for watermelon, and oh yeah ... my favorite: constipation. Sorry if that is sharing too much, but like I said, I was literally pregnant from head to toe.

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Books, Films, and Studies on the Surprising Power of Nonviolence

At Sojourners, we have always been advocates of principled nonviolence. But all too often, conventional wisdom has seen nonviolence as passivity, even in the face of injustice.
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Geronimo: A Revealing Code Name

A few days ago on my personal blog, I asked this question in response to the celebrations
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Christians Must Call For This War to End

There is no more room or time for excuses.
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The Violence We Live By

"However much we try to distinguish between morally good and morally evil ways of killing, our attempts are beset with contradictions, and these contradictions remain a fragile part of our mode
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Afghan Mothers. Taliban. Osama bin Laden

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest n
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When the Wicked Perish

If I had been in a baseball stadium on Sunday night, I would have been chanting "USA!
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Osama, Obama, and Twitter

Seconds after news of Osama bin Laden's death, I logged on to Twitter and watched the 140-character updates roll in.
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