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How We Halted Military Strikes in Syria — For the Moment
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 5:32pm | Type: Blog

The threat of U.S. military intervention is far from over. Should the particular diplomatic option on the table not work out, the Obama administration and Congress could still push for a military attack. ...

Syria Is About People, Not Politics
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

There are massive numbers of human lives involved here, plus a real danger of war engulfing the region and spreading out with weapons of mass destruction present — yet all we can talk about is politics? ...

Obama, Seacrest, and Our War Against Indifference
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The time is upon us to seek solutions and spark action, and the first enemy to conquer is not standing on foreign soil, but rather, it is the collective indifference that sits in so many of our hearts. ...

Syria: It Will Take More Than Saying No to Military Strikes
Originally Posted: 09/09/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

When people respond to violence with more violence, they keep that cycle of retribution spinning higher and higher. Oh, just a few well-placed missiles will teach Assad a lesson and he’ll ramp down his attacks ...

Syria: The Stuff No One Wants To Talk About
Originally Posted: 09/06/2013 - 8:45am | Type: Blog

I have read countless articles from political, religious, and ethical perspectives on why or why not the U.S. should militarily intervene against the Syrian regime. Most do a decent job evaluating the situatio ...

'Except by Prayer and Fasting'
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

Governments exist through coercive power. National and international laws function through the power of a threat of some sort of punishment when they are broken. However, faith does not work through coercive p ...

Advice on Syria from Gregory the Great
Originally Posted: 09/04/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

How does one respond to violence without becoming as guilty as the perpetrators you seek to punish? As I began my morning devotions on Tuesday this week, Syria was on my mind. No ...

Dreams of Justice: Syria, Barack Obama, and MLK
Originally Posted: 08/30/2013 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

And so President Barack Obama seems to be ramping up the war machine. Ironically, as he plans for possible military strikes, on Wednesday he delivered a talk honoring the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King ...

On Syria: We Must Use a Moral Compass to Guide Our Moral Outrage
Originally Posted: 08/29/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Christians should be guided by the gospel of peacemaking and conflict resolution that reduces the violence of our world. And it is a long-held Christian principle that governments and citizens are obliged to w ...

Missing Jesuit Priest in Syria Presumed Kidnapped
Originally Posted: 08/01/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

A prominent Italian Jesuit who is an outspoken supporter of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad went missing in Syria Monday, fueling speculation that he has been kidnapped by an Islamist gro ...