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A Mason of Peace
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi An Arab Christian works -- person by person and block by block -- to bring Muslims and Christians together in Jordan. ...

Fierce For Peace
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 3:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Larisa Friesen Hall 'Does the bullet know Christian from Muslim? Does the bullet choose?' TWO LIBER ...

O Come Ye, O Come Ye to Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

What one quickly learns when visiting Bethlehem is that the political climate today is quite similar to the one that was prevailing during the time of Jesus. “O come ye, O come ye ...

A Photo Goes Viral, Enters History
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

There are photographs that have become part of our iconic memory. There are photographs that have become part of our iconic memory. Think of German shepherds straining at their ...

Faith On Foot at UC Davis: Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

Thank you, Rev. Stoneking, for being a peacemaker and a comforter. Thank you for standing up for justice and mercy. Thank you for walking with grace. The video of police shooting ...

"Love Your Enemies" = "Don't Shoot Them, Either."
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

When Jesus said, “Love your enemies,” is it possible he also could’ve meant, “Don’t shoot them, either”? The House of Representatives just passed a law that would allow gun-ow ...

Seattle's 'Disastrous' Response to the '99 WTO Protests Is A Cautionary Tale for NYPD
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Writing in The Nation, Norm Stamper, who served as Seattle's police chief during the 1999 World Trade Organization protests, says his "disastrous response" a dozen years ago should have been a c ...

Egypt's Coptic Christian Community Faces Harsh Persecution
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

The Coptic Christian community in Egypt is facing harsh persecution. The Coptic Christian community in Egypt is facing harsh persecution. Just days before the country’s first d ...

Be A Good Neighbor to a Veteran
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

You might call yourself a pacifist, a just-war theorist, a pragmatist, a dove or a hawk but today (and every day), you should be a good neighbor to a veteran. The other week duri ...

When Soldiers Become Saints
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 12:04am | Type: Blog

was acclaimed Bishop of Tours on July 4, 370 CE, defending the faith until his death 26 years later. He died ...

Armistice Day/Veteran's Day: 11/11/11
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

I say if we are to truly honor veterans, we ought to remember and honor Armistice Day with the hope that we can bring an end to violent conflict within and between nations. Befor ...

Listening to Veterans
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 4:16am | Type: Blog

[caption id="attachment_36538" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, D.C. Image via Wiki Commons."][/caption] ...

Just Back from Kabul
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

During interviews with more than a dozen Afghan women leaders, researchers, international aid workers and former Afghan government officials, we learned of persistent dangers and threats to the country's ...

Harry and the Principalities
Originally Posted: 10/17/2011 - 1:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

are marked with a passage (unidentified) from 1 Corinthians 15:26 (KJV): “The last enemy to be destroyed ...

Prayers and Support for Injured OWS Protester and Iraq War Vet Scott Olsen
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

The condition of former U.S. The condition of former U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen, 24, who was badly injured when he was struck in the head reportedly by a project ...

News: Iraqi Troop Withdrawal Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

REUTERS/AP/NEW YORK TIMES: U.S. Troops to Leave Iraq by Year's End, Obama Says REUTERS/AP/NEW YORK TIMES : U.S. Troops to Leave Iraq by Year's End, Obama Says ...

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. to Withdraw Most Troops from Iraq by Year's End
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

After almost nine years and nearly 5,000 American fatalities, President Obama announced today that, "the coming months will be a season of homecomings. After almost ni ...

Crime, Forgiveness and Retributive Justice: A God's Politics Interview with Naseem Rakha
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

An eye for an eye, a life for a life. This is one way -- based, some argue, in scripture and biblical ethics -- that proponents of capital punishment justify the death penalty. ...

Afghanistan: A Decade of Life in the Midst of Conflict
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

a href="/sites/default/files/images/heather-in-afghanistan.jpg"> Asia is a living body, and Afghanistan its heart In the ruin of the heart lies the ruin of the body So long as the heart is free, t ...

Praying for Peace and Looking for Jesus at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Afghanistan. Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Afghanistan. In ...

An Oldie but a Goodie
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 5:17am | Type: Blog

This poster originally appeared in the inaugural issue of The Post-American magazine in the fall of 1971. The Post-American was the original name of Sojourners Magazine. ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Digital Hootenanny
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 6:53am | Type: Blog

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple; By the relief office, I'd seen my people. As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking, Is this land made for you and me? ...

Yoga Sabbath: Shabbat Shal-OM.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

What can you learn from an Israeli Hindu-monk-in-training about peace? As Palestine makes a bid for nationhood status at the United Nations, and Israel and the United States. do what they can to block it, I think back to May 2010, when I wa ...

A Decade of War (and Football)
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

Let’s face it — while lawmakers are picking their own battles in Washington, they aren’t fighting on the ground in Afghanistan. Not to date myself, but I was in middle ...

In Case You Missed It: #OccupyWallStreet's Official Statement
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 3:55am | Type: Blog

On Sept. 30, the NYC General Assembly of #OccupyWallStreet -- organizers of the ongoing demonstrations in New York City's financial district against economic injustice that has spread to other cities acro ...

Lord, Have Mercy: Suicide Bomber Kills 75 in Somalia
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 7:02am | Type: Blog

A truck bomb has killed at least 70 people in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, including a crowd of young students applying for scholarships to study abroad. This just in from A ...

WAR NO MORE
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 7:16am | Type: Blog

This Friday, October 7, 2011, marks 10 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan in the name of the "War on Terror." Sadly, this summer President Obama announced he'll continue our milit ...

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Pivotal Church-State Case This Week
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to begin hearing oral arguments this week in one of the most important church-state cases in decades. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to begi ...

The F Word
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Blog

What's more obscene? Thirty-thousand children dead in Somalia in three months? Or the world standing by and letting it happen? What's more obscene? Thirty-thousa ...

UPDATE: Christian Pastor Faces Execution in Iran
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

UPDATES: Earlier today (Friday, Sept. 30), the Iranian Embassy in the U.K. issued the following statement regarding Pastor Nadarkhani: UPDATES: Earlier ...

WAR NO MORE
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

TEN YEARS. THOUSANDS OF LIVES. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. TEN YEARS. THOUSANDS OF LIVES. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Next Friday, October 7, 2011, marks 10 ye ...

Must Read: Mother of Amish Massacre Shooter Caring for His Paralyzed Victim
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Today Religion News Service reporter Daniel Burke has an absolutely stellar, exclusive interview with Terri Roberts, the mother of Charles Carl "Charlie" Roberts IV, who, on Oct. ...

Kal Penn: Enough with the Cynicism and Disappointment, Time to Re-engage!
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

By giving people under 26 the security of knowing they can use their parents' insurance policies, our ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 President Obama and aides are bracing for a tough re-el ...

Generation XYZ: This Is Not Your Grandfather's Morality
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

14:26 (Book, compass, compassion, Culture, david brooks, Emerging, Episcopal, ethical questions, ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Dead Sea Scrolls go digital The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated f ...

Western Christians Should Support a Palestinian Statehood
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Late last week Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the United Nations to request an official recognition of Palestine as an independent state with full statehood status at the UN. ...

Female Slavery in Our Own Back Yards
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Human trafficking is the manipulation of people, mostly poor women and children, through abuse, torture, rape, and violence, to be used as profit for others. In other words, it's slavery. It is here in th ...

The Polemics of Forgiveness
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

The Gate of Forgiveness, Jerusalem. Photo by Deror Avi. The Gate of Forgiveness, Jerusalem. Photo by Deror Avi. In the wake of Troy Davis' exe ...

The Hard Cases
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

The same evening as Troy Davis was killed by the state of Georgia, Lawrence Brewer was killed by the state of Texas. The same evening as Troy Davis was killed by the state o ...

How many slaves work for you?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 7:55pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this week, I received an email that stood out from the torrent of mail that flows into my in-box each day. Earlier this week, I received an email that stood out from the t ...

Voices from the Web (and World): Responses to the Troy Davis Execution
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

"Continuing a cycle of violence through state-sanctioned actions does not bring justice but only creates a culture of death and retribution. " Continuing a cycle of vi ...

The Mercy Seat
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

It ALL began when they come took me from my home And put me on Death Row, a crime for which I am totally innocent, you know. I began to warm and chill To objects and their fields, ...

For Troy Davis
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Troy Anthony Davis died at 11:08 p.m. EST, Sept. 21,2011. Troy Anthony Davis died at 11:08 p.m. EST, Sept. 21,2011. UPDATE : I originally posted this shortly after 7 ...

BREAKING NEWS: Report Says Abuse is Part of "Institutional Culture" of U.S. Border Patrol
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Beatings. Dehydration. Medical treatment denied. Families separated. Meager belongings and money stolen. Beatings. Dehydration. Medical treatment denied. Families separated. Meage ...

Afternoon Philosofail
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

A philosophy professor of mine from college, who is also a Facebook friend, just posted a link to the following item, without comment (although I could hear what he was undoubtedly thinking from 900 m ...

On the Immorality of Fracking
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Illness among people and livestock. Tainted drinking water. Explosions and fires. Illness among people and livestock. Tainted drinking water. Explosions and fires. ...

BREAKING NEWS: Georgia Parole Board Denies Davis' Plea for Clemency
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The Associated Press is reporting that the Georgia state parole and pardons board has denied death row inmate Troy Davis' last-ditch plea for clemency. Davis' execution is scheduled for tomorrow. ...

Study: 3 in 5 of Iraq's 1.5M Widows Lost Husbands Since 2003 U.S. Invasion
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

A study released this week by a global humanitarian aid organization concluded that three out of every five widows in Iraq lost their husbands in the years of violence that followed the 2003 invasion ...

Rick Perry, Superman and Immigration
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Rick Perry was recently asked by a nine-year-old "If you were a super hero, what kind of super hero would you be?" His answer to the child's benign question was simultaneously predictable and ...