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Diplomacy = Hitler Appeaser?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

President Bush's remarks, made last week in Israel, suggesting that anyone who wishes to talk with a violent enemy is the contemporary equivalent of a Hitler appeaser, are so wide of the mark, patr ...

Body of War's All-Star Soundtrack
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>My fingers have been tapping out of control for more than a month and a half now. Don't worry, though -- I am not falling to the symptoms of <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitic ...

Holding 9/11's Emotions Up to the Light of God
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

All of us remember this day, where we were when we heard the news, our feelings, our fears. All of us remember this day, where we were when we heard the news, our feelings, our fe ...

'Pray the Devil Back to Hell'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The following is an interview with Abigail Disney, producer of the documentary <A href="http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com">Pray the Devil Back to Hell</A>, which rec ...

Video: Creative Anti-War Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Here is a brilliant video from an action around the 5th anniversary of the war ... Yes Lord, more holy mischief! <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da6HL3j2AHg">Watch it:</a></p& ...

Christians Push Peace in Kenya
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan As Kenya continues to transition from a one-party nat ...

Easter in Iraq - The War Goes On
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p><P>Five weeks ago, we began <a href=&qu ...

Beyond Eye for an Eye
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In the <I>Washington Post</I> and throughout the blogosphere, debates rage about the recent spate of violence between Palestinians and Israelis, each side condemning with righteous indigna ...

Good Friday at Lockheed Martin
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p><P>In our little circles, we've been ...

Easter's Challenge to Empire
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Jesus came w ...

Echoes of Apartheid
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> I was conscr ...

Hypocrisy in U.S. Policy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> We are told ...

Poisoned Water, Poisoned People
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p><P>"Speak to the earth, and it will t ...

Five Years of War: A Call to Lament and Repent
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Holy Week th ...

'Cowboys and Arabs' and the Cross
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> The week bef ...

What Might Have Been
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Five years a ...

My Testimony as a 'Winter Soldier' Witness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> During ...

'War is Always a Defeat for Humanity'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p><P>Five years after bombs first exploded o ...

The Weakness of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p><P>"Can I forgive the people who kill ...

'He May or May Not Have Been the Bomb-maker'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> He may or ma ...

Repentance Means a New Direction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> On Tuesday, Pre ...

The Cost of Killing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p><P>In Ramah, a voice is heard, crying and ...

'I Never Saw Them as Human Beings'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> A couple of ...

Snapshots of Real People in Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Two brothe ...

The Limits of Obedience
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> In my last ...

Five Years of Living with War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> I write th ...

The Cost in Dollars, Democracy, and Memory
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> The Iraq war ...

My Son's Grave
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> The sorrow ...

Peace Week
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> This week will b ...

Bloodshed in Northern Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> In what ha ...

Iraq's Refugees Ask: 'What Is Our Future?'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p><P>I was in Lebanon and Syria in January a ...

We Cannot Afford War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> "Now, ...

A Lenten Call to Repentance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> March 19 wil ...

War Crimes or Criminal War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> In March, ju ...

Listening to MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/mlks-unfinished-revolution-by.html">Mary Nelson just posted on MLK's Riverside speech</A>, but I have some r ...

MLK's Unfinished Revolution
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Martin Luther King's <A href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm">sermon at Riverside Church</A> linked the devastating Vietnam war to the s ...

A New Year's Prayer for Christian Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last year, my wife Jeanette and I returned to Honduras with a group from our congregation. Last year, my wife Jeanette and I returned to Honduras with a group from ou ...

Christmas in the Trenches
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><em>We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. It has since become our Christmas tradition, kind of our own </em>Charlie Brown Christmas <em>special, if you will. ...

Man Bites Dog of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Nice piece this morning <A title=http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/12/10/all_power_no_influence href="http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/o ...

Soldier Suicides: Counting the Forgotten Casualties of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>After more than six years of field exercises in some of the most grueling weather our country offers, I am rarely affected by even the most chilling winter rains. Months of accumulated time i ...

Seeking Shalom
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Or N. Rose Peace, Justice, and Jews: Reclaiming Our Tradition is part of a growing body of literature written by progressive Jews, Christi ...

Testimonies of Terror
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>While volunteering in a legal clinic in my sophomore year of college, interviewing people applying for political asylum in the U.S., I heard a lot of people describe how they had had to leave ...

An SOA Protest Pilgrimage
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the spirit of tradition and solidarity, the <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2006/11/sojourners-interns-we-train-ir.html">Sojourners interns once again</A ...

Darfur: We Know What Works
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Here's the good news about Darfur: we know it is doable to force the regime in Khartoum to back away from its genocidal divide-and-conquer strategies. We know this because the U.S. ...

A Correction and Apology
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In my post on Monday, <A title=http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/the-bush-administrations-curve.html href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/the-bush-administrations- ...

Congress Hears Prayers for Peace
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>In September, as Gen. In September, as Gen. David Petraeus testified before Congress on the progress of the Bush administration's "troop surge" in Iraq ...

Soldier Saints and Patriot Pacifists
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

This year, Nov. 11 will be a particularly joyous day for this veteran. This year, Nov. 11 will be a particularly joyous day for this veteran. Though I will not be attending any ev ...

'Bush Has Given Christ a Bad Name' Says Pastor in India
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>In two recent posts, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=652">The Global Church and America's War,</a> and <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspoliti ...

The Global Church and America's War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>From my blogs this week, readers can rightly conclude that I believe Gen. Petraeus' claims of modest security gains in certain sectors of Iraq do not justify extending the U.S occupation ...

The Global Church and America's War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>From my blogs this week, readers can rightly conclude that I believe Gen. Petraeus' claims of modest security gains in certain sectors of Iraq do not justify extending the U.S occupation ...