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The Roaring Sounds Of Racism in South Africa

Dr. David Anderson | Posted 12.07.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. David Anderson

Who knew when we entered the modern day South Africa last week that there would be such a roar? As my team and I sat just 50 feet from a female lion p...

Lessons from Kirkuk for Mosul and Nineveh Province

David L. Phillips | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

Lessons from Kirkuk can inform plans to stabilize Mosul and Nineveh province after Mosul is liberated from the Islamic State.

2 Ways to be a positive change-maker: Reconciling conversations and peace-making

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

Beyond the post-election protests and celebrations lies a vital question. How do we move beyond the demonizing of one another that is a path to our m...

On the 2016 Presidential Election

Pastor Don Mackenzie | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion
Pastor Don Mackenzie

The recent presidential election invites four key questions. What is the cause of our extreme polarization? What does the Christian faith have to say ...

Reparations Require Identifying Slavery's Victims First

Adam Lewis | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Adam Lewis

Originally published on Ozy Georgetown University recently acknowledged its historical role in slavery, offering preferential admissions status to de...

Setting The Record Straight On Black Lives Matter

Lia Miller | Posted 10.14.2016 | Black Voices
Lia Miller

I'm tired of explaining to "friends" that the phrase #BlackLivesMatter doesn't mean that other lives don't matter or that it is somehow an anti-white or anti-police slogan. There is an implied "too" at the end of the phrase.

We Wear Orange

Alexandra Owens | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Owens

On Friday our family wears orange. You can't compare pain and hurt like the one our people endured in the Residential Schools. You only have to ask so...

'Hell Is Truth Seen Too Late'

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.16.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

After seventy years of continuing violent conflict, the time has come to end the hellish conditions that the Israelis and Palestinians have created for themselves before they are ultimately consumed by it.

Peacemakers Can Change the Calculus of Violence

Shayne Looper | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

This article is not meant to be controversial, though it does address a controversial topic: guns, mass shootings, the gun lobby and the anti-gun lobb...

A Message Of Hope For South Sudan

Forest Whitaker | Posted 07.28.2016 | World
Forest Whitaker

Each time I am able to visit their country and speak with them, I am always struck by their enduring hope for the future of their nation and by how hard they are willing to work in order to make peace a reality. That's why it's been especially heart-breaking in recent weeks to see South Sudan slide further from peace, toward instability and conflict.

Where Is Common Ground? Where Is Community?

Andy Watts | Posted 07.18.2016 | Religion
Andy Watts

America must understand that Black Lives Matter is a movement born from the human spirit seeking community, harmony, and flourishing. It is biblical in its cause, revolutionary in its spirit, and democratic in its goals.

A Buddhist Call To Action Against the Suffering of Racism

Anurag Gupta | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Anurag Gupta

Buddhist teachings are grounded in principles of interdependence, non-separation, and reverence for life, supported by practices of mindfulness and co...

5 Reasons You Want to Reconcile With Your Ex

Rhonda Milrad | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Milrad

Not everyone gets a second chance. If you are given the opportunity, the jury is out about whether "second time's the charm" or your relationship ultimately ends up in the same unsatisfying place.

Christians Called to Resist Trump's Bigotry

Jim Wallis | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The press is concerned with polls and primaries, numbers of delegates, and the reporter's hopes for exciting contested conventions. But many faith leaders are concerned with the moral quality of our national discourse -- how much fear, division, and even hate are dominating over trust, compassion, and even love.

Embracing the Person, if Not the Ideas

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

This being an election year, many of us have found ourselves in conflict with others. We want to be good Christians (or citizens, even) and reach out to those poor, deluded souls, and see their faces as the face of Jesus standing over there on the other side of the chasm of disagreement looming before us.

Books I Wish Someone Would Write

Shayne Looper | Posted 04.18.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

I recently saw an article about books that someone should write. Christian leaders had been interviewed about the kind of books they would like to rea...

The Dream of Reconciliation in the Time of Anger

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

Something there is about us that loves a bridge. If you've ever seen the Golden Gate or the Brooklyn or any other of the world's great bridges, recall how your heart leapt up at the sight of one these majestic wonders, the thrill--perhaps fear--as you crossed the span.

Pluralism Against Terrorism: Interfaith Steps to Prevent Violence

Tahil Sharma | Posted 03.23.2016 | Religion
Tahil Sharma

Currently two different countries are mourning. But some among us are standing with one and ignoring and normalizing the other. This phenomenon was also found when the attacks in Baghdad, Beirut, and Paris took place in November.

Forgiveness in a Vengeful Age

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Marina Cantacuzino

On the world's bloody stage of escalating civil war and increasingly brutal acts of terrorism, the prospect of forgiveness and reconciliation these days may seem a fanciful notion devoid of legitimacy.

"Ethiopian Lives Matter--The Social Conscience of The Saint John's Bible III"

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 01.14.2017 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

Do people share a common humanity, and if so, what is its character? Whereas Genesis 1:1-2:4a calls for setting aside time for worship, renewal, and r...

Stories of Solidarity at the Gay/Christian Intersection

E.C. Iwata | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion
E.C. Iwata

"I didn't even know this was a thing that I could do--gay and Christian. From my own mother, I was told to hide it... Yesterday, one of the moms come ...

Across Decades and Oceans: The Gift of Family Reconciliation

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 12.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheela Raja, PhD

One year ago, I got the best present of my adult life. It wasn't wrapped under a tree. It was the gift of courage, family, and forgiveness. My father'...

What am I Apologizing For?

Amylynn Smith | Posted 12.31.2016 | Religion
Amylynn Smith

My heart is far from perfect, and while the world might see actions of generosity or self-sacrifice God and I know my heart. I can't hide from Him, and when I try the problems only get worse and my relationships only become more strained.

Let Me Drown In It

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

One of my unique claims to fame is as a child I almost drowned in a Rock and Roll legend's pool. Chuck Berry is a very distant relative of mine. So d...

The Season of Advent: In Hopeful Anticipation of Conflict Transformation

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 12.06.2016 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

In a few weeks I will help lead a group of students for a study abroad opportunity in South Africa. While much will be learned then and there, much ca...