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World War I at 100: New Books Examine the Battle of Beliefs Behind the 'Great War'
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Some called it “The Great War.” Others called it “The War to End All Wars.” History proves it was neither. Some called it “The Great War.” Others called it “The War to End All War ...

Franklin Graham: Putin Is Better on Gay Issues than Obama
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggressive crackdown on homosexuality, saying his record on protecting children from gay “propaganda” is better than President Ob ...

Surprising Insights on Ukraine in the New York Times
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

Russia’s desire for power is mimetic, or imitative, and modeled on its rival for power, the United States. Russia wants what the United States has — the prestige of being a global super power — and Russia is w ...

How to Be Perfect
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). Seriously, Jesus? Have you even met some of us? Have you seen the depths of our jealousies, the breadth of our greed? Have you notice ...

Between Repression and Freedom
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 6:16pm | Type: Blog

I stopped drinking Coca Cola years ago — not in protest but in a bid for health. But I want to applaud their presenting "America the Beautiful" sung in seven languages. ...

#SochiProblems: Hey, Let's Laugh About How Other People Actually Live
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 1:31pm | Type: Blog

I laugh along at the steady stream of Olympic mishaps that are being publicly displayed across the Internet, and it’s entertaining to compare the conditions in Russia to our cultural norms. But in reality, the ...

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? ...

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 ...

Seeking Nonviolent Solutions in Syria
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright Working with the U.N. for a negotiated settlement has a greater chance of success than military involvement. ...

Punk Protesters Sentenced to Two Years in Russian Jail
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

Rather than standing up in the face of authority as an advocate for the poor and oppressed (arguably one of the principal responsibilities of a church), they have joined in the subjugation of human rights in R ...

'Pussy Riot' Sentencing: Can't Jail Female Fury
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Russian feminist punk rock collective sentenced to prison for "performance prayer" in Orthodox cathedral. Three women from the Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Rio ...

Russian Band’s Punk Protest Prayer: Prophecy or Blasphemy?
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

The all-female Russian punk band was arrested following an uninvited “punk prayer” of protest against Russian president Vladimir Putin and his iron-fisted grip on the forthcoming election. ...

Senate Seeks Greater Respect for Human Rights in Russia
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

Senate moves toward human-rights legislation targeting violators in Russia. The Hill reports: "A Senate panel on Tuesday will move human-rights legislation that ...

The Year of the Protester
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

According to TIME Magazine, 2011 is the year of “The Protester.” I love seeing who is chosen as TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Pres ...

Ayn Rand, Manichaeism, and Christianity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Ah, the voice of Ayn Rand from St. Petersburg, Russia rises again with the opening of a new movie based on her novel, <em>Atlas Shrugged</em>. Ah, the voice of Ayn ...

Friday Links Round Up: Food Prices. Aurora Borealis. Fasting and Prayer.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

Food Prices. Aurora Borealis. Fasting and Prayer. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week. Food Prices. Aurora Borealis. Fasting a ...

Iran's Nuclear Deal: A Success for Sanctions Diplomacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The nuclear fuel swap deal signed between Iran and Turkey and Brazil is a positive development that deserves U.S. support. The nuclear fuel swap deal signed between Iran and Turke ...

Why the Tea Party Movement Should be Anti-War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

What is the Tea Party position on war?</p> What is the Tea Party position on war? While we witness crowds gathering in the name of the Boston Tea Party protest against t ...

Obama's 'Nuclear Spring'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Monday and Tuesday, President Obama hosted leaders from 46 other countries at a summit on nuclear weapons, focused on the threat of terrorists getting nuclear material. Monday and ...

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The decades-long struggle to first reduce and then abolish nuclear weapons achieved two major goals this week that we can celebrate.</p> The decades-long struggle to first r ...

What Our New Nuclear Policy Really Means
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The new U.S. The new U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is a significant step toward reducing nuclear dangers, advancing global nonproliferation norms, and facilitating further red ...

A New START Toward Nuclear Disarmament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

When word came down last Friday that the U.S. and Russia would sign a new strategic arms reduction treaty (START), Ana Marie Cox posted this message to her 1.5 million twitter followers:</p> ...

Reduce the Danger of Nuclear War and Help Feed Hungry Kids
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Nowadays <em>everyone's</em> talking about nuclear disarmament. Nowadays everyone's talking about nuclear disarmament. The Queen of England , Geo ...

Human Trafficking, Justice, and CSI
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I've gotten used to popular TV shows going the after-school special route and highlighting some issue or another. Granted, it boosts their ratings, but it also brings attention to issues that ne ...

Nazis, Commies, and Manicheans in the Health-Care Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I remember playing WWII as a boy. We would pick sides of American and Nazis. Of course, everyone wanted be the Americans, the good guys. I remember playing WWII as a boy. We would ...

Daring to Disarm: McNamara and the Moscow Summit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

At around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, two headlines were dueling for the coveted center space of the <em>New York Times</em> Web site. At around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, two head ...

'A Step-by-Step Agenda for the Elimination of Nuclear Arms'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/world/05nuclear.html?th&amp;emc=th">page one story</a> in Sunday's<em> New York Times</em> is one that I have been wait ...

A New President and a New Generation Seek a Nuclear Weapons-Free Future
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

An <a title="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/07/AR2009050704070.html" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/07/AR2009050704070.html&q ...

A 'Just Peace' President?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

If this Gaza War teaches us anything, if the tragic history of wars in the Middle East teaches us anything, it is that when people are determined to obtain weapons and fight, war goes on and solves ...

The Church's Role in the Georgia-Russia Conflict
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The recent Georgia-Russia mini-war in and around South Ossetia was definitely not a religious war, but it serves as a reminder that religious identity doesn't even come in third place when issues ...

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

Swanee Hunt The murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya ripples worldwide. Russian journalist Anna Politkovska ...

What Price Security?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone Rumsfeld would re-establish the military as a judge, jury and executioner. I am running a campa ...

Whose Child is This?
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joshua Andersen Many Christians went to the former Soviet Union to evangelize. While there some discovered Russia's new gulags, and f ...

Peasants Around Small Fires
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 9:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Therese Halscheid Along the Volga River, Russia 1993 flames orange their eyes the life inside their wor ...

After the Gold Rush
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest Church and State in Post-Soviet Russia. We're sorry This page is temporarily unavailable. ...