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Torture Memos: 'What Is Done in the Dark'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Jesus taught: "For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light" (Luke 8:17). In other words: the truth will come out. ...

Torture: What Part of 'Do Not Repay Evil for Evil' Don't You Understand?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

There is much to be disturbed about in the recent revelation of the Bush administration torture memos. There is much to be disturbed about in the recent revelation of the Bush adm ...

Four Points Toward Peace in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com"></a>I've written <a href="http://www.brianmclaren.net/cgi-bin/mt3/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=2&amp;search=gaza"&g ...

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 ...

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 ...

Peacemaking, Power, and Politics: Books for Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

As a former theology and philosophy professor at Asbury Seminary, Sojourners' COO, Chuck Gutenson, is a walking encyclopedia of all things theological As a former theology a ...

New Rules for Middle East Engagement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I spent much of the weekend communicating with Muslim and Jewish leaders on the recent crisis in Gaza. I spent much of the weekend communicating with Muslim and Jewish leaders on ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Gentler Gamester is the Soonest Winner
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

"The appeal of terrorism is waning," said Mathew Burrows, head of long-range analysis in the office of the director of national intelligence. "The appeal of terrori ...

Oppression of Women: The Oldest Injustice in Human History
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

In every culture and in every part of the world, this injustice is present. What is the oldest injustice in the world?</p> <p>It is the way that "we" view, treat, and oppress women.</ ...

Tutu on the Election's Dangerous Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>A few hours before the bodies of Jennifer Hudson's murdered mother and brother were discovered on Chicago's South Side last Friday, across town one of the world's greatest peacemakers b ...

Bill Maher's Religulous: Polemic Based on Cynical Preconceptions
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Bill Maher is that rare thing: a media figure unafraid to say what he really thinks. Bill Maher is that rare thing: a media figure unafraid to say what he really thinks. When he ...

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, ...

And the #1 Threat to America: BEARS!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last week was a busy one, getting the blog switched over from Beliefnet to our own Web site. Sharp-eyed readers have noticed a few bugs, but since we're over the hump I thought a little Friday fu ...

Reflecting on Our Response to 9/11
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Seven years ago this morning, airplanes were flown into the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in rural Pennsylvania. Seven years ago this morning, airplanes wer ...

Rand: Solution to Terrorism Is Not Military
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Some compelling quotes from a recent <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/29/AR2008072902041.html">Rand Corp. Some compelling quot ...

Diplomacy = Hitler Appeaser?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | 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 ...

Holding 9/11's Emotions Up to the Light of God
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | 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 ...

First Day on the Job
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Welcoming al Qaeda's dynamic new leader in Iraq. Congratulations to Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, t ...

Double Standard?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson In February a New York court found Iraqi-American Rafil Dhafir, 57, guilty of violating U.S. sanctions against Iraq and of ...

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 ...

By the Barrel of the Gun
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

David M. Jamir Little progress has been made toward human rights in northern India. From my co ...

Be afraid. Be very afraid. (It's the law.)
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Those of you just back from vacation might need a quick reminder about the state of the world. It's not good. ...

Resisting Terrorism
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lloyd G. James JIM WALLIS' ARTICLE in the January-February 2002 issue ("Hard Questions for Peacem ...

Evangelicals Fight Anti-Terrorism Bill
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler Canadian evangelicals took on Ottawa's far-reac ...

Change from Within
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Paul Lederach The most significant ways—both short and long term—to deal with the sources of terrorism will emerge more from within t ...

A Light in the Darkness
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis This edition of Sojourners went to press just as the U.S. military strikes in Afghanistan began, which makes this special issue ...

A Platform for a Movement
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone We can't sacrifice our deepest convictions for the sake of a false unity. Both politics a ...

Our Gravest Temptation
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson Politicians have given the president a military blank check. The church, however, cannot write a moral blank ch ...

Giving Birth to the Unexpected
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:09am | Type: Magazine Article

John Paul Lederach For 20 years I have worked as a mediator in violent situations?from Northern Ireland to Somalia, from Colombia to Nicar ...

A Time for Hard Decisions
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister War was so much easier before the world's borders began to seep like a sieve. War was so ...

A Stark Vision of the World
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright The bin Laden organization and other terrorist networks are obviously fired by an intense hatred of the United States. ...

Deny Them Their Victory
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Robert W. Edgar A religious response to terrorism ...

In the Chaos Everyone Was Equal
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis The United States will never be the same again; these are watershed days of irreversible change. Surely the events of Sept. ...

The Silence of God
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Wink Many of us feel a deep desire for revenge and violent retribution. We know how natural that is. We want to strike back at the ...

A Word of Hope in the Rubble
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 11:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Our broken hearts are indeed the proper place to begin theological reflection. Wounded hearts, the tears of sufferin ...

The Sukkah and the World Trade Center
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Arthur Waskow A few weeks ago, the Jewish community celebrated the harvest festival by building "sukkot." What is a "sukkah ...

Let There Be Light
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 1:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

William H. Willimon A September 11 sermon On that fateful Tuesday, I turned from the trivialities of morning ...

Visigoths and the City of God
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger When the Visigoths sacked Rome, the Eternal City, in 410 C.E., the attackers used the city's own mighty transportat ...

A Better Way to Fight Terrorism
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The U.S. government is telling us that we have entered a new war, one that may last for years, even decades. If that is so, we ...

Which Future Will We Choose?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis In Oklahoma City, 168 people died because they were in the way of somebody's anger at the government. ...

Suspicions of Conspiracy
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Sine How a spirit of fear can distort scripture and history. No sooner had the last of the 168 bodies bee ...

The Rush to Judgment
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rachel Johnson Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Live From Death Row, the new book by inmate Mu ...