Peace

Bryan Farrell 5-25-2011
No one delivers sad irony quite like the United States Military. Yesterday the U.S.

The scenes were stunning: Hundreds of demonstrators pouring across the fence between Syria and the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.

When we think about world events, we often think about them in relation to larger-than-life people -- the leaders of nations or of revolutions.
Hannah Lythe 5-19-2011
[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest n
Eugene Cho 5-18-2011

I love what I do, but it's amazing how even that which you do and that which you feel "called" to do can grow in an unhealthy way to become idolatrous or simply draining.

Hannah Lythe 5-18-2011
On April 14, Jim Wallis attended a press conference on Capitol Hill.
Jim Wallis 5-18-2011

I had the opportunity to interview Ben and Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen about ice cream, Oreos -- and how the bloated military budget is destroying our economy and making us all less secure.

Jacqueline Klamer 5-17-2011

Evelien de Gier moved to Haiti 28 years ago from the Netherlands to work for a picture-frame production company. Her vision had three objectives. First was to create desperately needed jobs for Haitians.

Jim Wallis 5-12-2011
After 10 long years, the national conversation on the war in Afghanistan has changed significantly. And now, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, used for years to justify the war, is over.
Eugene Cho 5-12-2011
Like all of you, I was stunned some days ago as I started soaking in the breaking news of Osama bin Laden's capture and death via U.S. military operations.

Duane Shank 5-09-2011

Quote of the day.
"We're an Army that's in uncharted territory here. We have never fought for this long with an all-volunteer force that's 1% of the population." - Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, on a new study concluding that U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan are experiencing some of the greatest psychological stress and lowest morale in five years of fighting.
(USA Today)

1. Faith-based disaster relief.
"When it comes to disaster relief, the link between church and state has never been stronger than during the most recent storms in the South, say federal officials and the leaders of faith-based disaster relief work."
(New York Times)

2. Muslim-Christian violence in Egypt.
"Muslim-Christian sectarian violence intensified in Egypt this weekend, spurring an emergency meeting of the Cabinet and public exhortations from Coptic Christians for international protection."
(CNN Belief Blog)

3. Obama security team divided on raid.
"President Obama faced sharply divided counsel and, to his mind, barely better-than-even odds of success when he ordered the commando raid last week that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the president said in an interview broadcast Sunday."
(Washington Post)

4. Taliban considering options.
"The U.S. killing of the Al Qaeda leader may give the Afghan militants incentive to negotiate. But the aftermath of his death could just as easily embolden them in their war against the West."
(Los Angeles Times)

5. Afghanistan-attack on Kandahar.
"Security forces said to be close to quelling Taliban assault that has left at least 22 people dead in Kandahar city."
(Al Jazeera)

6. Border crossing by cellphone.
"Guides still accompany the bulk of the migrants crossing the border, activists and Border Patrol agents say. Those guides are in regular radio contact with confederates, who warn of trouble ahead. But the Border Patrol has been noticing cases of migrants crossing alone but in cell contact with guides."
(New York Times)

7. Syria escalates crackdown.
"A military crackdown on Syria’s seven-week uprising escalated Sunday, with reinforcements sent to two cities, more forces deployed in a southern town and nearly all communications severed to besieged locales."
(New York Times)

8. Libya-supplies low in Misurata.
"Food and fuel supplies are running low in the besieged western Libyan city of Misurata, where government shelling and rocket strikes on the port have slowed humanitarian deliveries."
(Los Angeles Times)

9. Mississippi flood to crest Monday.
"Forecasters say the Mississippi River could crest late Monday at Memphis -- hours sooner than previously predicted -- but the mayor says the city’s ready for it."
(Chicago Sun-Times/AP)

10. Japan closes nuclear reactors.
"A Japanese utility agreed Monday to shutter three nuclear reactors at a coastal power plant while it builds a seawall and improves other tsunami defenses there."
(Associated Press)

Jeannie Choi 5-06-2011
Mothers. Staples. Swings. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

Margaret Benefiel 5-06-2011
Julia Ward Howe, best known for writing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" in 1862, began working to heal the wounds of the Civil War once the war had ended.
Jim Wallis 5-06-2011
There is no more room or time for excuses.
Hannah Lythe 5-05-2011
[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest n
Timothy King 5-04-2011
If I had been in a baseball stadium on Sunday night, I would have been chanting "USA!
Jim Wallis 5-04-2011
[Editors' note: This post was written in response to a question posed by The Washington Post's On Faith blog editors: Is it moral to celebrate a person's death, even i
David Cortright 5-03-2011
The killing of Osama bin Laden brings partial closure to the long war against al Qaeda.
Rose Marie Berger 5-03-2011
The mix of relief and grief displayed by crowds in the streets outside the White House and the Capitol building was a human response to the news that U.S.
Lindsay Branham 5-03-2011

The news of Osama bin Laden's death rippled across social networking sites Sunday night. As I scrolled through my news feed, I witnessed my internet community express their delight and celebration over the death of America's "enemy," and I was surprised to see such blatant euphoria.

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