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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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Is It Moral to Celebrate a Person's Death?

[Editors' note: This post was written in response to a question posed by The Washington Post's On Faith blog editors: Is it moral to celebrate a person's death, even i
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Bin Laden's Gone -- Now Let's End the War

The killing of Osama bin Laden brings partial closure to the long war against al Qaeda.
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Osama bin Laden: The Death of the 'Madman with a Sword'

The mix of relief and grief displayed by crowds in the streets outside the White House and the Capitol building was a human response to the news that U.S.
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