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Wrestling With The Issue Of Military Combat

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

At a time when the fraught situation of our combat troops is so often ignored, let us remember with gratitude that on this particular Thanksgiving weekend at least two men made us face the hard, human questions posed by military combat.

My 9/11 Journey

Charles Redfern | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

I'm remembering the descent into the surreal. Radio reports told of crashing planes and dropping towers, of Pentagon flames and building evacuations, of stranded passengers in isolated airports.

The Myth Of Redemptive Violence

Shane Claiborne | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

It's obvious that killing folks in a movie theater is sick and deranged, but the question arises: Is violence ever OK?

Toward An Evangelical Peace Movement

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

It's an axiom that presidents lead us into wars, while Christians provide the flags and the crosses. So it may seem the deck is stacked against American evangelicals organizing into a comprehensive peace movement.

I Support People, Not Troops

James Peron | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
James Peron

I love watching a child seeing his father's face for the first time in a year, rushing to daddy's arms, crying. I cry with him. I want to see this scene thousands of times over. I want them all home, unharmed. If that is what you mean by "support," then count me in.

Foreign Policy's Amen Corner

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Clearly, religion has provided a shared language for leaders and the public throughout American history. Preston believes it is a "missing link, a vital but unrecognized part of the story."

Zach Carter

Pacifist Activists Deride Bishops Over Birth Control Coverage | Zach Carter | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-profile Republicans and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have decried the Obama administration's new contraception ...

Could Mothers Do More?

Katherine Tasheff | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Katherine Tasheff

I want my children to become anything and everything they want to be. But I support and encourage them from the seemingly secure vantage point of life in the U.S. How would my parenting change if their lives were endangered every time they left the house?

How Jacob Was Prepared To Risk His Soul In Confronting Esau’s Evil

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Our forefather Jacob taught us that only by challenging evil and standing up for what is good, can peace be brought to the world. If we can learn from these achievements of the past, then we are likely to repeat them.

Anwar al-Awlaki: Eye For An Eye Or A Third Way?

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

If we believe that one life - perhaps even our own - is worth giving up for a change that brings hope to thousands or millions of others, then this third way begins to look like a path worth exploring.

"Machine Gun Preacher" Poses Tough Questions

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

And while Sam Childers doesn't condone violence, he asked me what I would want him to do if the child he was trying to save were mine?

What Would Buddha Do About A Terrorist Attack?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Wise teachers throughout the ages have echoed Buddha's wisdom. These leaders have never taught weakness, but they have always taught love. And they have overcome greater foes than al Qaeda.

President Obama On Terror: An Uncertain Trumpet

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Even when President Obama achieves a brilliant success, as he did last May, he is forced by his pacifist following to mute his message. His leadership has become an uncertain trumpet.

Remembering Senator Mark Hatfield

Rev. Richard Cizik | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Rev. Richard Cizik

Today, the leaders of the "New Evangelicals" and millions of others in the wider evangelical family, remember and laud Hatfield's bi-partisan style, generosity of spirit, and the public-policy values he endorsed.

How The Yoga Of Non-Injury Will Set You Free

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

There is nothing that could be more significant, helpful, or honoring of human existence and decency than non-injury, known as ahimsa in yoga.

Two Undeclared Wars Dr. King Would Have Disapproved Of

Lillian Daniel | Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

We are pushing forward into a troubled country, supplying weapons and bombing, all without a serious public conversation about the strategy, reason and not to mention the morality of this course of action.

Give To Uncle Sam What Is Uncle Sam's: Tax Season War Resistance

Shane Claiborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

Imagine what would happen if a massive popular movement of ordinary Americans decided to voice their concern about military spending -- by withholding $10.40 from their 1040 tax forms this year?

The Peace Movement Today

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Recently, when commentators have bothered to notice the American peace movement, they have pronounced it dead. But this is far from the case. Admi...

Gandhi in East Boston

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Kuttner

Of course Gene Sharp is a pacifist. Non-violent, passive resistance has been the whole point of his life's work. You might as well write that some people suspect Gandhi of being a pacifist.

Should Christians Be Pacifists?

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Christianity is not a religion of pacifism, but neither is it a religion of "valor and gallantry in waging aggressive war in a just cause against the enemies of freedom while inflicting massive casualties in the process."

Christian Support For Repealing DADT Is A Double-Edged Sword

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rose Marie Berger

I can support equal rights for gays in the military, but there's the bigger question: As a Christian should I be supporting military participation at all?

Pacifist Boxer Refuses to Hit Opponents

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Evans came up with a unique approach to nonviolent boxing. "I developed my footwork and bobbing and weaving strategies so strongly that my opponents would exhaust themselves trying to hit me."

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: The Square and The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

First up is an interview with Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, the married directors of The Sun Behind the Clouds, a documentary about Tibet's struggle for independence.

Death Be Not Proud: The Easter Gospel of Non-Violence

Shane Claiborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

I am excited to be alive this Easter. I see a movement in the church that is once again looking at the non-violent Jesus with awe and wonder.

Converting Evangelicals into Christians Would Benefit US Foreign Policy

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

If they claim to follow the "narrow path" that evangelicalism seeks to represent, they may want to stand up more boldly for what is singular within their faith tradition. It'll take courage.