United Nations

Aaron Taylor 12-08-2008
Soldiers entering villages and killing people on sight. Landmines blowing pregnant women to smithereens. There's no way this is really going on. The world would never tolerate this.
Jim Wallis 12-04-2008
"The appeal of terrorism is waning," said Mathew Burrows, head of long-range analysis in the office of the director of national intelligence.
Nontando Hadebe 12-02-2008

"Either they don't know or they don't care."

-Gracia Machel, referring to the government attitude on the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe.

Neil Watkins 11-21-2008

Twenty heads of state descended upon Washington this past weekend to discuss the global financial crisis and how to solve it. A communiqué and action plan came out of the meeting, but without President-elect Obama there, few had expected much to come in terms of concrete results

Nontando Hadebe 10-31-2008

"Wathinta abafazi, wathinta imbhokodo." (You touch a woman, you touch a rock.)

Brian Swarts 09-26-2008
Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progress toward cutting global poverty in half by 2015. Tonight, the U.S.
Jim Wallis 09-25-2008
This week, with the news of the U.S. financial crisis dominating the headlines, the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual meeting.

Just War Theory is a mode of analysis that lists criteria by which war may be considered righteous before, during and after its execution. The criteria to consider before a war are: declared by legitimate authority, just cause, right intent, reasonable hope of success, last resort, and announcement. The criteria to consider during war are: non combatant immunity, proportionality of damage to good that will result, limitations on weapons and tactics. Young scholars in [...]

Peace is a respectful, harmonious, and cooperative relationship between groups and nations. Peace is the serenity that comes from clarity, the assurance that the truth will reveal itself, even if only in part. Biblical wisdom teaches us that "there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed nor hid that shall not be known" (Luke 12:2). Violence arises from fear born of deception. Scratch a conflict and find a lie. Love rejoices in the truth and perfect love, complete, [...]

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" (Matthew 5:9).

Peacemaking is an important responsibility of people who follow Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Christianity requires that we, ourselves, become the living, breathing, flesh-and-blood manifestation of the teachings of Jesus. Our calling is to a radical obedience to Jesus' call to follow him (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship). The teachings of Jesus are extreme [...]

Nontando Hadebe 06-19-2008

I will begin with some positive news of growing international pressure on the Zimbabwean government. The United Nations secretary general has demanded an end to the violence and lifting of the ban on food aid. The U.S. secretary of state has called a meeting with African leaders to discuss the situation, and the Botswana government has issued this statement: "Botswana [...]

Debayani Kar 12-01-2005
The U.N. World Summit comes up short.
David Batstone 09-01-2003
We cannot give up the U.N., despite its inadequacies.
Tad Daley 09-01-2003

When desperate victims in distant conflicts plead for help, can America do more than save its own?

Miriam Young 09-01-1999
It's now or never for East Timor.