January 2005

Cover Story

1. Support nonviolent direct action.
Bush has been re-elected, the war in Iraq rages on, and militarism seems the order of the day. What's next for those committed to the way of peace?
For peacemaking to be effective, we must not only say no to war, but provide viable alternatives.
Christian Peacemaker teams puts into practice the idea that peace work should be a regular job, not just a noble hobby.


The Amachi program gives people of faith the tools they need to make a difference for inmates' children.
For 40 years, The Other Side offered a vision of 'justice rooted in discipleship.'


An opening for peace?
A historic reform movement is taking shape in the Muslim world.
The common good is one of the ultimate moral values


Neither candidate championed the poor as a moral value
I'm the one usually throwing things at the TV.
by: Ed Spivey
In Jesus' life, touch was vibrantly political.
Everything I need to know I learned in my parent-teacher conferences.

Culture Watch

A glimpse of grace and abundance from - of all things - reality TV.
Turning on to life by turning off the box.
An excerpt of the book: The Beloved Community
Book Review: American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare (Viking: 2004).
Economic Oppression
Book Review: Dorothy Day: Portaits by Those Who Knew Her (Orbis Books: 2003).


The largest gathering of American Indians in U.S. history came together in Washington, D.C., in September for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
Christian Peacemaker Teams members Kim Lamberty and Chris Brown were attacked Sept. 29 by five Israeli settlers while accompanying Palestinian school children south of Hebron.
I just read Jim Wallis'I just read Jim Wallis’ statement (in "High Stakes for Church and State"), "But there are two issues in
I am concerned with an implicit statement made by Amy Sullivan (I am concerned with an implicit statement made by Amy Sullivan
by: John Nash
U.S. Border Patrol agents recovered a life-size statue of the crucified Christ, without his cross, washed up on a sandbar in the Rio Grande.
HephaestosNo god at all, you do not work the forge (conscripts and captives, the poor, do that). You work the till.
Your article in the November 2004 issue "Your article in the November 2004 issue "High Stakes for
The U.S. Congress appropriated $18.4 billion dollars in 2003 for relief, construction, and rebuilding of Iraq’s infrastructure.
Catholic Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize—a first for an African woman and a first for environmentalism
Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb?Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb?
In this issue Rich Preheim profiles Christian Peacemaker Teams and the organization's recently retired first director, Gene Stoltzfus.