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Eye for Eye
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>We are painfully reminded once again of the cascading violence in the U.S. after the senseless killing of six and wounding of many others at Northern Illinois University. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan: 'I Cry All Day Long'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Susan sat ...

Who Should Win the Oscars
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As I wrote here last week, this year's Oscars, which take place on Sunday night, seem to have caught a cultural mood in cinema that's worthy of reflection As ...

Sweeney Todd and the Spiral of Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Tim Burton's striking and gruesome film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical 'Sweeney Todd' made me feel alternately impressed by Johnny Depp's singing talent and wince at ...

A New Year's Prayer for Christian Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last year, my wife Jeanette and I returned to Honduras with a group from our congregation. Last year, my wife Jeanette and I returned to Honduras with a group from ou ...

Where Does 'The Golden Compass' Point ?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Here's the good news: The Golden Compass does not promote atheism. It isn't going to steal your children. It does not signal the end of hope for religion in the West. That's the good ne ...

Soldier Suicides: Counting the Forgotten Casualties of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>After more than six years of field exercises in some of the most grueling weather our country offers, I am rarely affected by even the most chilling winter rains. Months of accumulated time i ...

The War in Our Neighborhood
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Suddenly it seems there's a full-scale war going on in our neighborhood, and we and our neighbors here are in a new kind of danger. </P> <P>On their way back to college after ...

Holistic Healing
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Barrios Unidos isn’t what most people would think of when they hear the phrase “faith-based organization.” Even t ...

'No Country for Old Men': Thoughtful, Frightening, and Beguiling
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>When a film ends with the recounting of a dream in which a weather-beaten, life-weary man searches for the fire his father is building to warm them, it's impossible not to think of the love we al ...

I Got Mugged
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Two months ago, for the first time in my eight years living in Washington, D.C., I was mugged. Two months ago, for the first time in my eight years living in Washingt ...

Soldier Saints and Patriot Pacifists
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

This year, Nov. 11 will be a particularly joyous day for this veteran. This year, Nov. 11 will be a particularly joyous day for this veteran. Though I will not be attending any ev ...

The Elusive Reasons for Rami's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Gaza is a place isolated and unknown. Although the small coastal strip is all too often in the media spotlight, this can be a source just as much for generalization as information.</P> ...

The Elusive Reasons for Rami's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Gaza is a place isolated and unknown. Although the small coastal strip is all too often in the media spotlight, this can be a source just as much for generalization as information.</P> ...

The Elusive Reasons for Rami's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Gaza is a place isolated and unknown. Although the small coastal strip is all too often in the media spotlight, this can be a source just as much for generalization as information.</P> ...

A Christian Voice of 'Laughter, Love, and Peace' Murdered in Gaza
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The last time I saw Rami, we were at the beach near Gaza City. A group of us were in the water and I was trying to force Rami underwater. Rami was a big man, weighing at least twice what I do ...

NYT: 'A Pro-Lynching Movie That Even Liberals Can Love'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>It's intriguing how many current films address questions of revenge and justice. It's intriguing how many current films address questions of revenge and justi ...

And the Killing Will Go On
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>It was a big day for a general on Capitol Hill yesterday, as Gen. David Petraeus made his long-awaited "progress report" to a joint House committee. But one congressman remembered the last t ...

October is the Deadliest Month
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patricia Giragosian The eightieth soldier was blown up in Salahuddin Province. The eightieth soldier was blown ...

When Violence Kills Itself
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shane Claiborne The horror of death does not have the last word. I've always heard the adage "violen ...

Ryan Beiler: Evangelicals and the El Mozote Massacre
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>This past week has been a blur of activity with the <a href="http://www.printroom.com/ghome.asp?domain_name=sojourners&amp;group_id=2">Christian Peace Witness for Iraq</a>, b ...

Am I a Pro-Cancer PC Thug?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/070206_sexism.jpg"></a>Okay, I may be a PC thug. I care less about good intentions Okay, I may be a PC t ...

Breaking the 'Holy Hush'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Gail Martin Evangelicals find new resources to address domestic violence. The U.S. Department of Justice estim ...

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> ...

Beaten, Not Bowed
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mark Betz Christian Peacemaker Teams members Kim Lamberty and Chris B ...

Still Separate, Still Unequal
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:28am | Type: Magazine Article

David Hilfiker 50 years after Brown, segregation remains in force. On May 17, On M ...

The War at Home
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Linda Crockett Why are churches silent about family violence? Progressive religious publications offer us inc ...

Swinging Back
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Magazine Article

Stacia M. Brown Violence in the anti-corporate-globalization movement Kadd Stephens, 24, longs for "a wo ...

Columbine, Kudzu, and a Colt .45
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy Hastings Sehested 'Columbine' used to refer to a mountain wildflower. Now it conjures up a national tragedy of teens killi ...

School House Lock
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank A school system cannot hope to solve school violence simply by increasing security. As th ...

Simply Because We Are Black
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alice J. Burnette Davis The message of the Illinois shooting: Race matters. Over the July 4 weekend, Benjamin ...

Clean Cruelty
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

William F. Schulz Disguising brutality in prisons. "I agree with you that we should not house juveniles w ...

Bang, Bang. You're Dead.
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Sadly, kids killing kids isn't anything new. Springfield, West Paducah, Pearl, J ...

Escalating Love
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 3:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

James McGinnis Anne Marie Hansen Jesus' words as he wept over Jerusalem are proba ...