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Signs that SOA/WHINSEC is Losing its Grip on Latin America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This weekend, an estimated 30,000 people will meet in protest at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, to close the School of the Americas. This weekend, an estimated 30,000 people ...

Obama's Promise to Close Guantanamo and the Value of Your Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President-elect Barack Obama, in his first interview since being elected, promised to close Guantanamo Bay. President-elect Barack Obama, in his first interview since being electe ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers. ...

History Won't Wash Away Torture's Shame
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

According to <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/14/AR2008101403331.html?hpid=topnews">a recent article in <em>The Washington Post</em></a>, ...

Uniting to Ban Torture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Those of us who categorically oppose U.S.-sponsored torture were gratified to hear the consensus between John McCain and Barack Obama in their recent debate at Ole Miss.</p> ...

Hard Data on the Shifting Evangelical Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress.</p> The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress. A few weeks ago, there was the disturbing report on tor ...

A Colombian Peacemaker's 'Option for Civil Resistance'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>We are deeply concerned. We are deeply concerned. Attempts are being made to link Héctor Mondragón to the FARC guerilla movement in Colombia's paper of record, ...

Jesus Convinces Some Evangelicals to Reject Torture
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Based on some responses to <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09/torturing-the-least-of-these-b.html">my last post</a>, and <a href="http://blog.faithinpubliclif ...

Torturing the Least of These
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Christians are people who follow a tortured and murdered God. This fact speaks clearly to what our values should be. One of those values should be a rejection of torture, violence in the name of " ...

Working Against Torture
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Torture is a moral issue. On Sept. Torture is a moral issue. On Sept. 11-12, 2008, in Atlanta, Georgia, Christians will be sharing their grave concerns over the United States' ...

Taking Names: Witness Against Torture Gets Personal
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>What does it mean to be a Christian in these times? The works of mercy knock on our door. The hungry, the naked, the sick, and the prisoner demand our compassion -- but more, they demand our action.&l ...

The Worst of the Worst?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/at-least-you-know-where-he-sta.html">Friday morning I </A>posted about Bush legalizing waterboarding. That evenin ...

At Least You Know Where He Stands--on Torture
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/a-mormon-on-a-weather-vane-by.html">Uncertainty about the consistency</A> of conservative convictions was part of what kil ...

A Faithful Response to Human Rights Abuses
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Yesterday I had the chance to attend a compelling panel hosted by the <A href="http://www.americanprogressaction.org/">Center for American Progress Action Fund</A> and <A href ...

Mukasey and Waterboarding: Don't Knock It 'Till You Try It?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Overheard at the lunch table:</p> <p>If <a href="http://blog.faithinpubliclife.org/2007/11/mukasey_what_is_this_waterboar.html">Mukasey can't tell</a> whether wa ...

Mukasey and Waterboarding: Don't Knock It 'Till You Try It?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Overheard at the lunch table:</p> <p>If <a href="http://blog.faithinpubliclife.org/2007/11/mukasey_what_is_this_waterboar.html">Mukasey can't tell</a> whether wa ...

Mukasey and Waterboarding: Don't Knock It 'Till You Try It?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Overheard at the lunch table:</p> <p>If <a href="http://blog.faithinpubliclife.org/2007/11/mukasey_what_is_this_waterboar.html">Mukasey can't tell</a> whether wa ...

'Devils and Dust': How We Learned to Torture
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>In <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/04/washington/04interrogate.html/">The New York Times story</a> about the administration's secret authorization of torture, one se ...

Who Has Betrayed Us?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>I remember about eight years ago when then presidential candidate George W. Bush repeatedly claimed that he would restore honor to the presidency, soiled as it had been by our previous presid ...

Sins of Commission
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Magno The Bush administration's "license to torture." In 2006, the Supreme Court struck do ...

Televised Torture
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eileen Norringtion I read with interest Jesse Holcomb's commentary "Tortured Logic" (June 2007) on the television series 24 ...

Tortured Logic
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jesse Holcomb Do shows like 24 help make torture acceptable? How many of us condemn state-sanctioned torture b ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Stately Action. After much work by its Catholic majority, the Philippines officially banned the death penalty in June, ...

Inside Man
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 5:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

Glenn Kumekawa A Japanese-American internment camp survivor reflects on Guantanamo and the state of the U.S. Constitution. ...