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Peace & Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 2:41pm | Type: Campaign

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Jesus, Bombs, and Ice Cream
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

I was in Baghdad in March 2003, where I lived as a Christian and as a peacemaker during the "shock-and-awe" bombing. I was in Baghdad in March 2003, where I lived ...

Could the Riots in England Have Been Averted?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The rioting and rampages that spread across English cities last week have caused severe property destruction and raised public alarm. The rioting and rampages that spread across E ...

Hymns for September 11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Many people remember "O God, Our Words Cannot Express," a hymn written on the afternoon of September 11, 2001. Many people remember " O God, Our Words Cannot Expr ...

Economic Crisis or Nonviolent Opportunity? Gandhi's Answer to Financial Collapse
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

On Monday the Dow Jones industrial average fell 634.76 points; the sixth-worst point decline for the Dow in the last 112 years and the worst drop since December 2008. On Monda ...

Why is America Cutting Emergency Food Aid in the Middle of a Famine?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

When I first visited Ethiopia at the height of the 1984 famine, I watched as twenty-four people died of starvation in less than fifteen minutes, right in front of my eyes. When ...

Deaths in Afghanistan: Robbing the World of Human Possibilities
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

I hate war. I do not hate it because people die. Death is inescapable. And believers believe that we will meet those we love again in heaven. I hate war. I do not hate it because ...

War No More (Sticker)
Originally Posted: 08/08/2011 - 2:53pm | Type: Resource

http://store.sojo.net/War_No_More_Sticker_br_p/stkr_wnm.htm New sticker from Sojourners! Say War No More with a bold, bright sticker that references Isaiah 2. Dimensions: 7.5&q ...

Beatitude Note Cards
Originally Posted: 08/08/2011 - 2:52pm | Type: Resource

http://store.sojo.net/Beatitude_Notecards_p/acc_bnc.htm   Beautiful original photographs from Afghanistan are each paired with one of the beatitudes from the gospels. These evoc ...

Inspired by Rosa Parks, Israeli and Palestinian Women Take a Swim
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

An account in The New York Times by Ethan Bronner reports that Israeli women and West Bank Palestinian women and girls have once again broken Israeli laws. http://creativecommon ...

Palestinian Nonviolence: Muslims, Not Christians, Are the Leaders
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Whenever I give talks on the effects of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian livelihood, the status of nonviolence as a means to resisting the occupation, and how I believe nonviolence is the only wa ...

Hidden Battles: A Story of Five Former Soldiers
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Hidden Battles is a 65-minute documentary which follows a female Sandinista rebel, an Israeli officer, a Palestinian freedom fighter, and two American soldiers as they come to terms with their combat ...

Les Mis
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 7:44am | Type: Blog

I prefer my revolutions to be simple: A corrupt dictator/tyrant, an oppressed population, inspired reformers who risk their lives, calls for democracy, waves of marchers in the streets, background mus ...

'We Are All One'
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels Around the world, religious freedom is under threat -- but people of faith continue to reach across divides. ...

Terrible Twins
Originally Posted: 07/29/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis Hiroshima and Fukushima remind us that civilian and military nuclear technology go hand in hand. ...

'Now that I've found you ...'
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. So now we know why over the past few years our Internet service would sometimes slow to a crawl: Osama bin Laden was tying u ...

No Just War
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bernard Kern David Cortright's "Finding the Way Out" (March 2011), about why it's time to end the war in Afghanistan, ...

From Selma to Syria: The Power of Song in Nonviolent Resistance
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

How should music rank among the ever-growing list of time-tested nonviolent methods such as boycotts, marches, strikes, sit-ins, and vigils? http://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/ ...

WWWired for Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 3:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen An activist in Phoenix launches a website -- and supports a revolution on the other side of the world. ...

A Democratic Egypt: Worker Justice and Civilian Rule
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

After months of good-faith reforms and patience, the drama is back in Egypt's Tahrir Square as protesters are preparing for a potential showdown with the state's military rule. ...

Why We Need to Cut Wasteful Defense Spending in the United States
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

It's funny the things that you remember. I can remember one time when I was a teenager watching an episode of the Montel Williams show. It's funny the things that you re ...

Poverty, Treasure Islands, and Global Tax Dodgers
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2010 John Hilliard | more info (via: Wylio)As Christians concerned about poverty, it is time to turn our full attention to the injustices of an "offshore tax system" that enables cor ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Ahmed Wali Karzai. Veterans. NATO.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news and developments related to ...

Enough Activists, But Not Enough Convergence: An Interview With James Lawson
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Over lunch last week, during the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict's <a href="http://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/index.php/learning-and-resources/educational-initiatives/fletche ...

Muslim Victim Rais Bhuiyan Campaigns to Save His Attacker
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 8:03am | Type: Blog

for two counts of credit card abuse and one count of robbery; released on parole on 08/26/1991. Thank ... for two counts of credit card abuse and one count of robbery; released on parole on 08/26/1991. Thank ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: David Cameron. Fighting Shifts. Soldiers.
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 8:22am | Type: Blog

As part of Sojourners&#39; campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news and developments related to the war, the U.S. mi ...

Observing the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 by Sharing Faith
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

26. That's what we did at the church I serve just outside Madison, Wisconsin -- Fitchburg ...

Just Jesus and an Unjust July 4: Why I Don't Celebrate Independence Day
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:57pm | Type: Blog

My friends and I can be stupid. Add explosives to the equation and the idiocy quotient increases exponentially. Such was the case every 4th of July during high school. My friends ...

Stranger in a Strange Land
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Evan Knappenberger A former Army intelligence analyst in Iraq talks about Bradley Manning, the weight of conscience, and the witness of St ...

The Things that Make for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 3:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis In this fallen world we are often faced with imperfect choices in response to clear evil. When a te ...

Revolutionary Spirit
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Wilde I'm rejoicing in the news from Egypt. I'm rejoicing in the news from Egypt. I thought ...

Nonviolence Classic
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Ewell Thank you for the excellent articles about Egypt's use of nonviolence in its successful liberation from the Mubarak regime ...

When a Kiss Isn't Just a Kiss
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wendy Holland To quote my husband on "The Surprising Power of Nonviolence" issue (May 2011): "Best cover ever."        ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: The Politics and Pain of War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

Toothbrushes, Towels, and Tackling Root Causes in Gaza
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://mccpalestine.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/toothbrushes-towels-and-tackling-root-causes-in-gaza/" target="_blank"></a>We met 10-year-old Noor Al-Abid in Nove ...

A Gun, a Pause, and Innocence Lost in the West Bank
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 6:13am | Type: Blog

I send many of my students to the Middle East as interns. In fact, Wheaton College has an entire program devoted to student short-term placement. I send many of my students to the ...

The War Must Not Go On!
Originally Posted: 08/06/2011 - 8:12am | Type: Blog

Last evening, President Obama made his long-awaited announcement on beginning withdrawal of the 103,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Last evening, President Obama made his long-a ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Obama to Bring 33,000 Troops Home
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

Aid, Not War in Afghanistan: An Open Letter From Religious Leaders to President Obama
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/soj11031.jpg"></a>Dear Mr. President,</p> Dear Mr. President, As your target date to begin U.S. ...

This is Not Enough
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

With President Obama's announcement on troop withdrawals from Afghanistan expected in a speech tomorrow evening, news stories today are citing a variety of unnamed sources claiming to know what he ...

What Do People of Faith Have To Say About Torture?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:52pm | Type: Blog

Annan announced June 26 as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, he stated, "This ... In 1998, when former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan announced June 26 as the International Day ... "He who lives by the sword will perish by the sword." Matthew 26:52) "In everything ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: 80 Percent of Captured 'Taliban' Were Civilians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

Nonviolent Resistence Resources
Originally Posted: 07/18/2011 - 10:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen Studies, Films, Websites, and Books on Nonviolence Here is an extended list of Sojourners ...

My Search for the Truth About the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

http://www.911-truth.net/ Be sure to watch the 26 part video there. #4 is on the built-in nuclear demolition scheme ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Canada. Petraeus. Exit Strategies.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

Freedom Fighter
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Bernard Lafayette Bernard Lafayette, a leader in the civil rights movement ...

What About Gadhafi?
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Stephen Zunes Does bloody civil war in Libya mean nonviolence has its limits? The overwhelmingly nonviolent pr ...

Nothing Spontaneous About It
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 8:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The roots of Egypt's revolt: the story of Egypt's long preparation for nonviolent revolution. ...

Best Practices in Egypt
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Kathy Kamphoefner What the Egyptians did right: a Cairo-based nonviolence trainer looks at what the Jan. 25 activists did right. ...

People Power
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 12:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Erica Chenoweth From Cairo, Egypt, to Madison, Wisconsin, civil society is fighting back through massive nonviolent resistance. But what m ...