Moriel Rothman speaks candidly about his decision to not serve in the Israel Defense Forces.
The only way to win the “war on poverty” is for liberals and conservatives to make peace — for the sake of the poor. That would be the best way to mark the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty, declared by President Lyndon Johnson in his January 1964 State of the Union address. Making peace means replacing ideologies with solutions that actually solve the problems of poverty. With both Republicans and Democrats speaking out on poverty this week, and the recession slowly receding this should be an opportunity to find the focus, commitment, and strategies that could effectively reduce and ultimately eliminate the shameful facts of poverty in the world’s richest nation.
For any proposal, the basic question must be whether it helps more people and families rise out of poverty and realize their dreams. This means setting aside political self-interest and thinking beyond our too often inflexible ideologies.
These magazine articles and blog posts published by Sojourners through the years pay tribute to the great South African leader.
Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace. Cascade Books
"When someone is faced with a gun and chooses to respond with respect and love, that's hope."
An Israeli-American resister on the spiritual links between violence and nonviolence.
What does it take to reintegrate combatants into society?
We give thanks for how he turned righteous anger into the power of reconciliation.
Joshua Casteel served as an interrogator in Iraq. Then an encounter with a Jihadist challenged him to truly live out his faith.
Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East. North Atlantic Books.