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A Ferguson Window: 'Get the F Off the Street'

Eli S. McCarthy | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Eli S. McCarthy

Wilson and aspects of police culture need to be held accountable for their role in this process including Wilson's very minimal de-escalation efforts. Such accountability is an actual human need of anyone involved in a process of harm.

Religious Community Skeptical of Lethal Drones

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

Currently, the CIA is engaged in the military operations of drone warfare as well as collecting intelligence about how they might be used. An upcoming conference will consider if the CIA should only collect intelligence and not actually be involved in carrying out drone warfare.

Religious Leaders Urge a JustPeace Response to ISIS

Eli S. McCarthy | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion
Eli S. McCarthy

I understand and deeply share the desire to protect people. But, there are better, more effective, more healthy, and more humanizing ways to protect people and to engage this conflict.

Stumbling Toward a Just Peace

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.09.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Without question, the complexities we face now are even more difficult to navigate from what those seeking peace during the Cold War encountered. Can "Just Peace" be a model for addressing the messy conflict in Syria and Iraq, which involves the terrorist group ISIS?

Iraq: Why Unjust Wars Don't End

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

The idea that Iraq is "ours," as conservatives seem to believe, exposes the fundamental moral flaw in the decision to attack a country that had not attacked us. The rest of the world is not ours to do with as we wish.

Peace Is Possible: The Life and Witness of Glen H. Stassen

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Glen H. Stassen, friend of Jesus and peacemaker, died on April 26, 2014.

Lines Must Be Drawn In Syria

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

War is contrary to the will of God. That is a foundational belief of mine. Any time force is used it must be seen as a failure of the human imagination to develop the just peace needed to free the world from on-going conflicts.