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On Scripture: Pressing On Toward Higher Goals
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Apparently, we live in a country that values the freedom to own guns, even overly powerful ones like assault rifles. “Second Amendment rights” are invoked as if our founders could predict the kinds of weapons ...

Christians: Gun Violence is Our Issue
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Once we establish that gun violence is "our issue," once we have established solidarity, organization has a platform. Newtown is us, but so is Chicago. A well-known rest ...

Death in Broad Daylight: A Childhood Memory
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

I applaud the parents who give their children a voice in the public discourse by allowing them to write letters to the president and to their congress members. They have the power to help change our laws and o ...

What’s Going On: Mobilizing Against Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

We who believe in the God of Peace must lean forward into the not-yet-here future we are promised, and live as though that day has come. We must use nonviolent means to disarm our nation, and make it safe for ...

What Would Jesus Say To the NRA?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

Underneath the rhetoric of the gun-control debate this Christmas is a nagging question: are more guns the solution to our gun problem? What does the birth of the baby Jesus 2,00 ...

Border Violence is Fast & Furious; Four Killed in Recent Weeks
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

Four deaths in six weeks across the border region, one common offender. Candles burn near the bloodstained concrete sidewalk where a youth was tragically killed when more than a d ...

Even in the Midst of Violence and Tragedy, Love Wins
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

As a mother, I want to raise brave kids who hear that message and know it to their toes. Everything is going to be all right. Love wins, as they say. I want them to be people who know that there is a bigger pi ...

'Four Dead in Ohio': Forty-two Years Later
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

May 4, 1970 -- 42 years ago today -- was the day protesting the war in Vietnam became serious. National Guardsmen fired on a group of protesting students at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four and woun ...