James W. Douglass is a Catholic peace activist, theologian, and author of JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters.
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Talking Peace With a Nuclear War Planner
Daniel Ellsberg was an analyst for the Rand Corporation when, in 1971, he leaked top-secret Defense Department documents about the Vietnam War to The New York Times and other media outlets. The publication of what became known as the Pentagon Papers demonstrated, according to the Times, that the government had “systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress” about U.S. actions in Vietnam and escalations of the war into Laos and Cambodia. Ellsberg’s release of the Pentagon Papers is a central focus of the Steven Spielberg film The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, scheduled for wide release in early January.
The Right Question?
Letter to the Editors
Sanctions & Iraq
"HONEST, UNFLINCHING, Prophetic"? Those are the words you use on your back cover to describe Sojourners.
Who Was Lazarus?
Transformation at the Cross
How shall we live as disciples of Jesus the Christ? The readings for these winding-down weeks of the year all address that question. These scriptures raise painful inner and outer questions of nonviolence. Many of them deal with gospel economics, the economics of the heart and the economics of the purse. The gospel is neither solely personal nor solely political. It embraces and transforms both—at the cross.
This is our sixth and final "Living the Word." We again alternate Sundays, this time with Jim doing the first, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth, and Shelley the second, fourth, sixth, and eighth.
Receive the Holy Spirit
The Cross of Forgiveness
These reflections actually began with Christmas, the incomprehensible feast celebrating the unbelievable fact: God with us, God loving us (see "Living the Word," November-December 1995).
The End and the Beginning
Blood and Water in Sarajevo
Jim Douglass traveled to Bosnia to continue his work of building support for a peace pilgrimage of world religious leaders to Sarajevo.
Tracking the White Train
People of faith resist the rolling threat
A Leaven in the Leaven
Civil disobedience: a forum
Patriarchy And The Pentagon Make Abortion Inevitable
Not long ago I met a man who has dedicated much of his time and energy to a pro-life group. He was discouraged at the results of that work.