Does our theology have anything to say to African-American gang girls? It should.
Understanding the process of turning an implement of death and violence into a tool for creativity and imagination is one part of the strategy. In doing so, there is hope that participants in such an event will begin to reimagine their own world and how they engage it. After all, true change first begins with imagining the possibility of such transformation.
Further, Reyes hopes to challenge U.S. citizens to consider their relationships with guns, and moreover, the impact that value has on people in other countries. Again, in the NPR story, Reyes explains, “We have to be allowed to ask questions. If you are not allowed to ask questions, you are not free."
Moriel Rothman speaks candidly about his decision to not serve in the Israel Defense Forces.
"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.
The Dividing Wall in America
What does it take to reintegrate combatants into society?
Father Michael Doyle's poetry captures a city of despair and hope.
Bury the Dead: Stories of Death and Dying, Resistance and Discipleship, edited by Laurel Dykstra
Reflections on stopping gun violence, a year after the massacre in Newtown.