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Remembering Kennedy
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 5:41pm | Type: Blog

On this date 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assasinated while in Dallas on a campaign tour. As the nation remembers this event, we reflect on President Kennedy's life and death. ...

What Dallas Pastors Preached the Sunday after JFK Was Killed
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

Facing crowded pews and heavy hearts, Dallas clergy took to the pulpits on Nov. 24, 1963 to try to make sense of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy just two days before. ...

Learning from the Unspeakable
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum JFK's assasination provides us with lessons about the dangers of secret wars and unaccountable power. ...

An Image Beloved, A Prophet Rejected
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Forty-five years ago yesterday, Dr. King arrived in Memphis, Tenn., to support a sanitation workers’ strike seeking to unionize. He was assassinated the next day — the anniversary we today remember — and in a ...

Romero's Glasses
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: The following is a poem written by Trevor Scott Barton following reading The Violence of Love by Archbiship Oscar Romero, who was assassinated in El Salvador in 1980. ...

One Year Later: Bin Laden and the Cycle of Violence
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 7:57pm | Type: Blog

And after a year of reflection on the death of Osama bin Laden, a nation is looking for alternative options to violence, death and years of war. A year ago today, I read a Tweet ...

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ultimate Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Forty-five years ago today, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his now-famous speech at Riverside Church in New York City, declaring his opposition to the war in Vietnam. One year later -- 44 years ago ...

A Killing Machine
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Two long pieces this weekend described "one hell of a killing machine," and "the dark matter Two long pieces this weekend described "one hell of a killing m ...