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Mr. Obama, Close Down This Jail!
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee Guantanamo reminds us of the fragility of constitutional democracy. PUBLIC PRESSURE IS finall ...

DRONE WATCH: An Alternative to Guantánamo?
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

Is the Obama administration using drone strikes as an alternative to taking prisoners? A hunger strike by detainees has Guantánamo back in the news. But has the Obama administr ...

President Obama Sides With His Guantanamo Bay Protesters
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Tuesday, President Obama repeated his belief that Guantanamo Bay needs to be closed. President Obama broke his silence to comment on the current hunger strike of over 90 men at Gu ...

Who Will Save the Guantanamo 92?
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

The Guantanamo prisoners began hunger striking on Feb. 6 after guards confiscated their Korans to examine them for contraband. ... Fueling the strike is the men’s loss of hope of ever leaving Guantanamo alive, ...

#Occupy D.C., October 6, 2011
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Produced by Cathleen Falsani for Sojourners/God's Politics Photos by Heather Wilson and Carrie Adams/Sojourners Music by Jason Harrod (used with express permission from the artist) ...

Let's Hold Glenn Beck to His Pledge of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

On his radio show last week, Glenn Beck read a vow of nonviolence, which he said he'd been working on for about a year, and pleaded his followers to take it as well. On his ...

The First Nonviolent Revolution? The Resurrection.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As Lent ends and the Holy Triduum begins, my mind turns to resurrection. Perhaps a bit too soon as the Good Friday death of Jesus and his descent into darkness is still impending. ...

WikiLeaks: Historian's Dream, Diplomat's Nightmare
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This past Sunday and Monday the news media published their first summaries of the documents they received from WikiLeaks which contained more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables. ...

5 Books on Making Nonviolence Work in a Scary World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In the November issue of <em>Sojourners</em>, Rose Marie Berger <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1011&amp;article=celebrate-the-peace-para ...

Still-Open Wounds
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Two days after his inauguration, President Obama signed orders to end the CIA’s use of torture as an interrogation tool and t ...

Seeking Justice for Haiti's Oppressed, Orphans, and Widows
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

"Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow." Isaiah 1:17</p> "Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead fo ...

Words Matter
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama delivered his <a title="blocked::http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/us/politics/24prexy.text.html?pagewanted=print" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/us/politics/2 ...

Obama in Cairo: A New Beginning
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Every so often, I will begin the week with a post about something that I believe deserves further reflection and comment from the God's Politics community. Every so often, I ...

The Good News About Yesterday's Duel
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I'm in Germany at the biannual <em>Kirchentag </em>festival of faith of the German churches, so I missed the news and analysis of President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney&# ...

God's Image and Caesar's Image: Torture and the Currency of Empire
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>One of the central teachings of Torah is that all human beings are made in the Image of God. That teaching and what flows from it are at the heart of Jewish prohibitions on the use of torture -- and p ...

One More Reason to Oppose Torture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/20/world/20detain.html?th&amp;emc=th">Abu Zubaydah was submitted to waterboarding at least 83 times</a>. Abu Zu ...

Remembering Christian Peacemaker Tom Fox on the Anniversary of His Death in Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>"Let's listen in now to the Marine Corps Band," the CNN commentator says. The camera pans across the Washington Mall. People, as far as the eye can see, waiting for the historic moment, ...

Does Grace Abound to the Chief of Torturers?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>On the first day of the Obama administration, our newly elected president signed the order to close down Guatanamo. Scores of human rights advocates were in ecstasy. For those of us committed to peace ...

Your Ballots at Work: 'Waterboarding is Torture'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

This kind of feels close to an exercise in I-told-you-so, but for all the folks who assert that voting is a hopelessly corrupted exercise in irredeemable empire, consider as an indicator the testim ...

Obama's Promise to Close Guantanamo and the Value of Your Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President-elect Barack Obama, in his first interview since being elected, promised to close Guantanamo Bay. President-elect Barack Obama, in his first interview since being electe ...

Obama's Victory and Middle East Democracy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

A curious thing has happened as Americans were choosing their first black president. Democracy suddenly ceased to be a bad word for many genuine democrats in the Middle East.</p> ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Catholic Vote? Catho ...

Back to School
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September. This would be a good month to rest the ...

Inside Man
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 5:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

Glenn Kumekawa A Japanese-American internment camp survivor reflects on Guantanamo and the state of the U.S. Constitution. ...

A U.S. Gulag
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The Guantanamo prison is beyond the pale. Fifty-five percent of the prisoners at Camp Delta ...