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The Lunacy of a Nation
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

A tragedy is when something happens that no one could have helped: an accident, a natural disaster, a crime that could not have been foreseen or prevented. On June 10 , Emilio ...

Seattle Pacific Shooting Hero Hopes Shooter Finds 'the Grace of God'
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Jon Meis, the first person to respond to the campus shooting at Seattle Pacific University, released a statement this morning. Jon Meis, the first person to respond to the campus ...

Seattle Pacific Shooting: Communal Wounds
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

it seems inevitable that, when we talk about gun reform, it will always be too little, too late. Yesterday, a gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University, a Christian liberal arts college, killing one per ...

A Time to Grieve, a Time to Remember
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

During this holiday season, many families are facing the pain of empty chairs, their loved ones having been taken from this world through an act of gun violence. For many, the keen ache of their absence will b ...

Antoinette Tuff: Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 08/23/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

I am praising Ms. Tuff because too often in our violence-saturated world, we fail to see the miracles of hope and humanity. I don’t know Antoinette Tuff. All of my knowledge about her comes from watching her i ...

How Antoinette Tuff Showed the Solution Is Not More Guns in Our Schools
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

When major news networks began playing a recording of suburban Atlanta school employee Antoinette Tuff’s 911 call reporting a shooter in her school’s building on Tuesday, I almost turned off the TV. Then, I he ...

Black Pastors: Gun Violence Isn’t Just a Problem for White Suburbs
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

Black clergy have launched a new coalition to fight gun violence, saying they are undeterred by the recent failure of legislation on Capitol Hill and all too aware of the problem of gun violence. ...

Newtown's Teddy Bears: How Many is Too Many?
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Just what is the best response to a horrendous act of public violence? There's no right answer, Kawakami says. “One strategy might be to do something in your own community that honors the victims and also ...

Seek the Peace of the City: If Not Now, When?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

With or without guns, violence can, does, and will occur. No one is disputing that. But if we can do something to stop the mass murder of children in elementary schools happening again, won’t we even try? ...

A Call to Arms
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

Sadly, this country left the crossroads some time ago. We have passed the tipping point, and are rapidly descending into the abyss of chaos when it comes to respect for human life. ...

Reports: 27 Dead in Conn. Elementary School Shooting
Originally Posted: 12/14/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

According to the Associated Press, 27 have been killed, including 18 children, at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. According to AP , 27 have been killed, including 18 chi ...

Five Years Later, Mother of Virginia Tech Victim Wrestles With God, Finds Peace
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

CENTREVILLE, Va. -- It's been five years since Celeste Peterson's only daughter was killed in a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech and she's finally made peace with God. Which is not to say it's been easy. The five-year annivers ...

What if the Amish Were in Charge of the War on Terror?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

I confess: Over the last 10 days, I did not pay much attention to the Amish school shooting. As the mother of an 8-year old girl, I find school violence stories too painful to follow.</p> ...