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Weekly Wrap 11.21.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

1.  Everything You Need to Know About Obama’s Executive Action ThinkProgress  breaks down the immigration relief announced by the president Thursday night. Who gets relief and who is left out? What about border security? Your questions ...

Weekly Wrap 11.14.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 11/14/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

1. Interstellar Isn't About Religion (and Also It Is Totally About Religion) "While the film has a marked admiration for science—it is science, in the end, that helps humanity to rescue itself—it has ...

Challenging Drone Warfare in a U.S. Court
Originally Posted: 10/08/2014 - 8:28am | Type: Blog

“We’re compelled by our own spirituality, to keep speaking up and to keep getting people to know that silence is complicity. We have to speak out to say ‘Not in my Name.’” On Oct. ...

The Strange Nostalgia of 'Left Behind'
Originally Posted: 10/03/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

The rapture movie is neither hot nor cold. So why was it made? A roundtable of religion writers discuss. Editor’s Note : ‘ Left Behind ’ starring Nicolas Cage hits ...

How Christians Reject Jesus: On Violence and ISIS
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

Many Christians look to the Bible to justify divinely sanctioned violence against our enemies. Excuse me for stating the obvious, but Christians are not Biblians. We are Christians. As Christians, we should be ...

Harassing the Drones
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

“The final perversion,” she concluded, “is the reversal of who is the real victim here: the commander of a military base whose drones kill innocent people halfway around the world, or those innocent people the ...

Weekly Wrap 6.27.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 6.27.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1. WATCH: Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty “A new Verizon ...

Swords, Plowshares and the "Drone Dilemma"
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 10:16am | Type: Press

December 23, 2013 Sojo in the News Christian Piatt ...

Swords, Plowshares, and the 'Drone Dilemma'
Originally Posted: 12/23/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

It’s easy to focus on drones as either great or terrible, but they’re amoral, inanimate objects. They take on only the moral importance given to them by the intent behind our use of them. ...

Four Questions for Sister Jean Lait, CSF
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Sr. Jean Lait, an Anglican Franciscan sister based in San Francisco, protests drones and their effects on children ...

Lessons from Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Schirch The long war has made clear the fantasty of firepower "solutions" to complex political problems. ...

Has Drone Firepower Conquered Christ's Love?
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

As we seek faithful ways to engage governments with the spirit of Jesus’s love and reconciliation, we must remember some essentials. For centuries, followers of Jesus have wondere ...

Drones and Terrorism: Is the U.S. Scapegoating Al Qaeda?
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

It’s an odd question, I know, but it reared its ugly head as I read about the new reports from Amnesty International and Humans Rights Watch on U.S. drone strikes. The scapegoating mechanism is a very precise ...

Waging Peace in Syria
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The words of Jesus are either authoritative for us or they are not. IN EARLY SEPTEMBER, President ...

AUDIO: Kathy Kelly's Defiant Peace Activism
Originally Posted: 08/28/2013 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo The Editors As Ramzi Kysia writes in " The Song Remains " ( Sojourners , August 2013), after decade ...

Use of drones neither just nor moral
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Press

August 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Sea Coast Online ...

DRONE WATCH: U.S. Reduces Strikes in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. has drastically reduced the number of drone strikes in Pakistan. In response to criticism, the U.S. has drastically reduced the number of drone strikes in Pakistan and is ...

DRONE WATCH: Courts and Drones
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

Federal judge questions claim that courts have no role in examining drone strikes that kill American citizens. The ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights have  sued former ...

DRONE WATCH: Spies in the Sky
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

As lethal drone strikes decline, the use of drones for surveillance increases. In the past few months, drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen have dwindled to only a fe ...

Who Would Jesus Drone?
Originally Posted: 07/09/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

Being a Christian inevitably means many things — it means being baptized, partaking of the Lord's supper, and belonging to a community marked by the confession that Jesus Christ is Lord. Likewise, being a ...

DRONE WATCH: Attack in Pakistan Kills 17
Originally Posted: 07/03/2013 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

At least 17 people were killed in the first U.S. drone attack in Pakistan since May 28. Early Wednesday morning, at least 17 people were killed in the first U.S. drone attack in ...

DRONE WATCH: Revenge of the Taliban
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

Pakistani Taliban kill nine foreign mountain climbers to avenge the death of a Taliban commander in a drone strike. Nine foreign climbers in the Himalayas in a remote part of nort ...

DRONE WATCH: Protest March Arrives in Des Moines
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

Anti-drone acitivsts arrive at a National Guard base in Des Moines, Iowa, after a nearly 200-mile march. Dozens of peace activists walked into Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday, followi ...

DRONE WATCH: Killing of 10-year-old Angers Yemenis
Originally Posted: 06/21/2013 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

Drone strike in Yemen kills 10-year-old brother of Al Qaeda leader. The most recent reported drone strike in Yemen, said to be five missiles fired at an SUV, killed at least six ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Surveillance in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 06/21/2013 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Drones have been used for law enforcement surveillance inthe U.S. In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, FBI Director Robert Mueller admitted that drones are used for ...

Sojo Stories: Dirty Wars
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

Days before President Barack Obama's high-profile speech on drones and U.S. counterterrorism efforts, we sat down with investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill to take an inside look at U.S.-led covert wars, ...

Barack Obama and the Drone Wars: The Logic of Violence
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 7:30am | Type: Blog

Reducing the number of deaths caused by our use of violence is a worthy goal, and Obama does seem genuinely engaged in drawing the number down. So for the sake of argument, I will take him at his word. But (yo ...

VIDEO: Dirty Wars
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield. As part of Sojourners magazine’s July 2013 coverage o ...

Traffic Cameras, Domestic Drones, and Mandatory Sentencing
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

But then, there may be another problem with increased surveillance and flooding our nation’s skies with drones. Let’s take traffic cameras as an example. At first I had no problem ...

DRONE WATCH: Pizza Delivery Drone
Originally Posted: 06/07/2013 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Dominos UK expriments with drone that can deliver pizza. The pace of U.S. drone strikes is dramatically slowing. During the month of May, there was one strike in Pakistan and one ...

Star Trek: Into Darkness: A Call to Change Course
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Star Trek: Into Darkness is a fascinating and complicated story that is well worth watching. Instead of providing a summary, I want to explore three related aspects of the movie: sacrifice, blood, and hope for ...

Drone Watch
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:06pm | Type: Topic Brief

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Peering in the Dark Corners
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Catherine Woodiwiss Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill shines a light on U.S. covert wars. JEREMY SCAHILL ...

Death by the Numbers
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The Predator and Reaper drones in most common use by the CIA and U.S. military carry 500-pound GPS-guided bombs or Hellfire missiles. The bombs can destroy whole neighb ...

Hellfire from Above
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Holt More than 1,000 civilians have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. Obama, technology, and the myth of redemptive violence. ...

What's Wrong with Drones?
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Under Christian ethics, drone warfare is neither just nor moral. SOME CHRISTIANS seeking moral gu ...

Drones for Christ
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

David Swanson How Jerry Falwell's Liberty U.—the world's largest Christian university—became an evangelist for drone warfare.  ...

DRONE WATCH: British Anti-drone Activists Arrested
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

Six British Christian peace activists were arrested for protesting drones. Six British Christian peace activists were arrested and detained for 24 hours for protesting at the RAF ...

DRONE WATCH: Sharif Calls for End to Drone Attacks
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

New Pakistani prime minister calls for an end to U.S. drone strikes. In what was largely a formality following last month’s popular elections, Pakistan’s parliament yesterday elec ...

A Just Peace President: How We Can End the War on Terror
Originally Posted: 06/04/2013 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

In his remarks at the National Defense University two weeks ago, President Obama stopped just one sentence short of declaring an end to the so-called “war on terror.” This is and always was a misnomer. It is a ...

DRONE WATCH: Tribal Societies Under Siege
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

The effect of drone strikes on traditional tribal societies. Akbar Ahmed, Islamic Studies chair at American University, writes in the New York Times this morning about the eff ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack Kills Peace Talks
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Pakistani Taliban withdraw offer of peace talks after drone attack kills key leader. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban confirmed that Waliur Rehman, the group’s second-in-comm ...

DRONE WATCH: Strike in Pakistan Kills 7
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

Drone strike in Pakistan kills seven, including Taliban leader. In the news this morning are reports of a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan that killed seven people, including the unc ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Responds to Drone Speech
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 10:12am | Type: Blog

Pakistan disappointed that drone strikes will continue. News reports over the weekend had Pakistani reactions to President Obama’s Thursday speech on drones. DAWN reported ...

DRONE WATCH: Force Alone Cannot Make Us Safe
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

President Obama delivers a policy speech on the drone program. Saying that drone killings were “effective” and “legal,” President Barack Obama defended the program in a policy spe ...

DRONE WATCH: Administration Acknowledges American Deaths
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Administration acknowledges four American citizens killed by drone strikes. The Obama administration formally acknowledged this afternoon that four American citizens have been kil ...

DRONE WATCH: Number of Drone Strikes Declines
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

The number of drone strikes being carried out is dropping. President Barack Obama will deliver a major speech on drone policy tomorrow. And for a number of reasons—including a sm ...

DRONE WATCH: Serious Moral Questions
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

U.S. Catholic Bishops raise "serious moral questions" about drone killings. In a letter sent to the White House and the leadership of key Congressional committees, Bish ...

DRONE WATCH: From CIA to Military
Originally Posted: 05/21/2013 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

The Obama administration has apparently decided to begin moving control of at least some drone operations to the military One of the ongoing discussions of the U.S. drone progra ...

DRONE WATCH: Yemen Drone Strikes
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

Two drone strikes in Yemen kill at least six. After nearly a month’s lull, two drone strikes were carried out in Yemen over the weekend, killing at least six suspected militants ...