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What Change Can Tsvangirai Bring to Zimbabwe?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Feb. 11, 1990, marked the wondrous day that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was released from prison. Feb. 11, 1990, marked the wondrous day that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was released ...

Philip Rizk Disappearance Gets Major Coverage, But He Remains Missing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/philip-rizk/"></a>We at Sojourners continue to be deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of Philip Rizk, who was arrested and detained b ...

Movement for Release of Philip Rizk Grows
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

My dear friend Philip Rizk was kidnapped on Friday night by Egyptian secret police. My dear friend Philip Rizk was kidnapped on Friday night by Egyptian secret police. The events ...

Next Steps to Stop Torture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I'm grateful for President Obama's swift action to halt the use of torture by signing an executive order that requires the CIA to comply with the Army Field Manual, closes secret prisons, ends rend ...

Secretary of State Clinton Promises Action Against Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many newspapers across the country last Friday. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many ...

Obama: 'Talk is Cheap'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

For millions in the U.S.A. For millions in the U.S.A. and hundreds of millions throughout the world, the much anticipated inauguration of the 44th President of the United States o ...

The Next Stage in the Fight Against Torture
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

It is still hard to believe that the hopes we have nurtured in the Christian anti-torture movement would come to fruition -- and so early, and so comprehensively, as they did with President Obama's ...

Torture and the Currency of Human Rights
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>In this land that has inherited through our forebears the noblest understandings of the rule of law, our government has deliberately chosen the way of barbarism ...</p> ...

Your Ballots at Work: 'Waterboarding is Torture'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

This kind of feels close to an exercise in I-told-you-so, but for all the folks who assert that voting is a hopelessly corrupted exercise in irredeemable empire, consider as an indicator the testim ...

Rich Cizik, Pioneer for New Evangelicals, Resigns from NAE
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in the "new evangelical" movement and a real hero, especially to the next generation of young believers. Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in t ...

Burma's Untold Suffering
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Soldiers entering villages and killing people on sight. Landmines blowing pregnant women to smithereens. There's no way this is really going on. The world would never tolerate this. ...

Sacred Pilgrimages to the School of the Americas and El Salvador
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last spring, I made a pilgrimage to rural El Salvador to learn about the violence that had occurred there during the U.S-supported <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvadoran_Civil_War&qu ...

Signs that SOA/WHINSEC is Losing its Grip on Latin America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | 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 - 6:51am | 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 - 6:51am | 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 - 6:51am | 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 - 6:51am | 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 - 6:51am | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 1:17pm | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 3:38pm | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 3:38pm | 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 - 3:38pm | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 3:38pm | 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 - 3:38pm | 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 - 3:36pm | 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 - 3:37pm | 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 - 3:37pm | 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 - 3:37pm | 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 - 4:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

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