These five weeks of passages extol the depth, breadth, and living power of shalom—the biblical peace for humanity and all that lives.
Everyone wants to be happy and to fulfill their dreams. For many who live in war zones, prisons, and places of poverty, those dreams aren’t likely to come true.
A New Season
More than 100 Palestinians from the village of At-Tuwani, including these children, attended a vigil in December for four members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams.
Members of Women’s Will, an Iraqi human rights organization, demonstrate outside the Ministry of Human Rights in Baghdad for better treatment of prisoners.
Religious leaders—including UCC pastor Diane Baker, theologian Cornel West, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Father Paul Mayer, and pentecostal pastor Osagyefo Sekou—were among the 370 people, including military families, who were arrested at the White House in September. Tens of thousands came to Washington, D.C., for the weekend events, marching under the message “Support the troops. Bring them home now.”