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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, ...

Obama's Call to Rebuild
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

This wasn't really a budget speech, or even a State of the Union. It was a call to rebuild a country -- from its infrastructure, to its economy, to its values. This wasn' ...

Waltz with Bashir: Drawing a Massacre from Memory
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://waltzwithbashir.com"></a>Each time I write about the Middle East, I feel compelled to repeat three concepts.</p> Each ti ...

Six 'Highlights' from Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen has been on the Hill this week going through the gory details of waste, fraud, and mismanagement of the roughly $51 billion we gave fo ...

Obama Continues Bombing Pakistan (A 'Just Peace' President? Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

He said he would do it.</p> He said he would do it. During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama said he would go into Pakistan if necessary to capture and/or kill al ...

Beyond Gaza: An Abrahamic Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Beyond anguish, what can we say about the massive death and destruction in Gaza and the traumatic fear of falling rockets in Israel? Beyond anguish, what can we say about the mass ...

Readings on War, Happiness, and Cultural Amnesia
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Need a good book? Check out some of these titles:</p> Need a good book? Check out some of these titles: War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning , by Chris Hedges. Ve ...

An Agenda of Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

While most attention is being paid to the deepening economic crisis, the incoming Obama administration will also inherit a number of interrelated international crises. While most ...

Shoe-Throwing and President Bush's Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

George Bush and his legacy as president of the United States -- what do you think? Is it too early to tell since the war on terror will mark the legacy of his presidency?</p> ...

India's Challenge after Mumbai 26/11: Don't Repeat America's Mistakes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

After the Mumbai terrorist attacks, India must not commit the same mistakes as the United States in its war on terror. After the Mumbai terrorist attacks, India must not commit th ...

Keeping Up With the Kurds
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding Northern Iraq is part of the contested homeland of ethn ...

Listening and Learning in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In October I spent a week in Amman, Jordan, listening to Arab Christians from Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, and Egypt. In October I spent a week in Amman, Jordan, listening to Arab Ch ...

Just Peacemaking and Counterinsurgency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Biblical wisdom teaches: "Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:21).</p> Biblical wisdom teaches: "Do not be overcome by evil but ...

Soldiers of Conscience: The War Within Those Trained to Kill
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Life is easier in black and white, when things are clearly right or clearly wrong. We tend not to like the gray very much. It was certainly easier for me to hard-headedly disapprove of all war, includ ...

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> ...

A Consistent Ethic of Life from the Unborn to Baghdad
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Two pictures rotating on my laptop's screen-saver instantaneously rotate in my mind each time I hear a candidate or a preacher address the "value of human life."</p> ...

An Iraq Veteran's Ambivalent Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have given a lot of thought in the last several months about the vote coming up. I have given a lot of thought in the last several months about the vote coming up. Shane an ...

The Meaning of 'Life'
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Jeannie Choi Once thought to be in the pocket of the Religious Right, many Ame ...

The Sad Truth about the Surge
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In a recent conversation I had about the coming election, a friend reiterated the campaign rhetoric that the "surge" in Iraq has worked, and that Barack Obama ought to admit that John McCain was ri ...

Sept. 11 Families Join Nonviolence Efforts in Iraq
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>Please, spread the message: There is not only violence in Iraq, there is something more -- people are building peace and seeking real change. Please, ...

Paul Newman's Lesser-Known Legacy
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

<p>With the passing of Hollywood legend Paul Newman, there is a significant legacy that many in the mainstream media are unaware of. With the passing of Hollywood legend P ...

The Legacy of Wartime Slurs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I thought our culture had no more use for wartime curses. Granted, my sophisticated analysis is nothing more than noticing if people are calling <em>me</em> any names, until I realized ...

Practicing Peace
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Pyles The final journey of Tom Fox, Christian peacemaker. Christian Peacemaker Teams members Norma ...

Brother, Where Art Thou?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Rose Marie Berger Each month, 60,000 Iraqis are forced to leave their ho ...

Four Iraqi Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Recently, I had the unique opportunity of meeting with four Iraqi evangelicals at a conference in a country near Iraq. They were young church leaders. Recently, I had the unique o ...

A Responsible Withdrawal From Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Recently, I participated in a conference call based on a report from The Task Force For A Responsible Withdrawal From Iraq. Recently, I participated in a conference call based on ...

Wounds of War
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Rieckhoff Loving our neighbors coming home from war. Leading an Army infantry platoon in Baghdad for a ye ...

Speaking Truth to Power
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Rankin In Jim Wallis’ article, “A Call to Repentance” (January 2008), he indicts all American churches as having lost their Christi ...

Missing in Iraq
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michael Berezowski Alexis Vaughan For Iraqis, the scramble to find family members who ...

The New Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

June G. Vajda Richard Babb The tide of political priorities among white evangelicals m ...

A Call to Repentance
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Christian support for the Iraq war raises the critical question: To whom do we belong? To whom do w ...

Wading in Blackwater
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan Data reviewed by the Congres­sional Committee on Overs ...

Renewed Faith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Diana Trepesowsky Sojourners magazine was recommended to me by my brother-in-law, so I sent away for a free trial issue. ...

Iraq: The Tipping Point
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The war in Iraq should never have been fought, cannot be won, and must now be ended. This summer, o ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Praise Band. The National Hispanic Christian Leadersh ...

October is the Deadliest Month
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patricia Giragosian The eightieth soldier was blown up in Salahuddin Province. The eightieth soldier was blown ...

Just Trust the President?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

William Cavanaugh History does not tend to be kind to Christian theologians who demand war. In a New York Times article titled " ...

Tonight We Begin to End War
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis This war is morally wrong, and it was from the very start. The following is adapted from Jim Wall ...

A Surge for Peace
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 2:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Christians step out against the war. On March 16, approximately 3,500 people braved a nasty late ...

A Calm, Hopeful Fire
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Colin Mathewson No one person, and yet seemingly every person in on the planning of this event, was in charge. ...

The Journey
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Brophy It's about the journey. As the cathedral dean, Rev. It's about the journey. As the cath ...

An Ocean of Tears
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Zappala I am Celeste Zappala, of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia, of Military Families Speak Out, ...

Counting the Cost
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Larisa Friesen From my seat in the balcony in the National Cathedral, I realized that the crowd I saw numbered nearly the same as the numb ...

To Redeem the Soul of America
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 2:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Raphael G. Warnock Whenever there are billions of dollars and then billions more available to bomb Baghdad, but never enough to rebuild Ne ...

Baghdad
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 10:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Anonymous Iraqi Woman There were dozens of people in a bleak group. It's a very specific look, one you will find only outside the Bag ...

Trusting Only the Cross
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Yarnell The depth of my sorrow for the loss of life on all sides seems beyond expression. The depth of my ...

Willing to Risk
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Taylor As a Jewish person in this Christian peace witness, I felt affirmed and welcomed by the other participants. ...

Ambassadors
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Ambassadors. I'm a sometimes preacher, these days a Methodist holding forth among an Episcopal congregation in ...

A Stream of Light
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Rae Mathewson As we stepped out of the cathedral, wind blew snow from the rooftops, past the lit windows of the Cotswold-like cotta ...

Reaching Out
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim King Walking beside me was our 15-year-old son, David, and Odess Monsanje, from Zambia, who is living with us for a year. ...