Jim Balmer is an antiwar activist whose commitment to nonviolence has made him an advocate for a consistent ethic of life. Interview by Elizabeth Palmberg.
If we read 1 Peter's message to immigrants, exiles, and foreigners only as a metaphor, we risk missing the point.
This pledge, which draws on one used by Mahatma Gandhi's independence campaign in India, was used in the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s.
Anti-labor laws undermine unions in the Midwest. Will faith communities rise to the challenge?
A young immigration activist goes behind bars--on purpose--to shed light on Obama's deportation policies.
"You shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt."
It's more human to deny the evidence, attack the messengers, and try to delay any response.
Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda
Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live & Die for Bigger Things by Ken Wytsma / Girl Rising / Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African by Lamin Sanneh / Old Monk by Mary Lou Kownacki
Restless Fires: Young John Muir's Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68. Mercer University Press.
Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I've Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God. Jericho Books.
The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response. Fortress Press.
I was struck by not only the wisdom but also the timeliness of Rev. James E. Atwood's "9mm Golden Calves" (January 2013). Americans are still reeling from the horror of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings.
As Jim Wallis pointed out in his January 2013 editorial "It's Time to End the Death Penalty," capital punishment is an affront to a "consistent ethic of life," which is usually understood as extending from
Hemorrhaging from the concertina / crown, brass knuckles, scourging, cigarette burns, / lurching the last meter of Golgotha
The Obama administration is not living up to its promises. Sign a petition to put an end to low-priority deportations.