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No Nukes!
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joseph Gerson This Spring, thousands will gather in New York to say no to nuclear weapons.  IN APRIL, THOUSAN ...

'War is Terrorism'
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice The targeting of tens of thousands of civilians was a barbaric act. ONE DAY, WHEN I was a student at ...

A Reign of Terror
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie G. Riegle Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom. W.W. Norton and Company. AMID ...

84-year-old Nun Gets 35 Months for Breaking into Nuclear Facility
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Blog

An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on Tuesday for breaking into a Tennessee nuclear facility in July 2012. An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly ...

Bridging the Persian Gulf
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright Diplomatic talks with Iran could end the nuclear standoff—and more. AT LAST, AFTER more than ...

Little Boys With Toys
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

The fact that North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un is threatening the world with nuclear holocaust does what World War I did to many theologians who had presumed that history was on a course of inevitable pr ...

Say 'No' to Nukes
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 10:12am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Be a witness against the bomb--share these graphics! The Cold War is over. However, the U.S. go ...

The U.S. Warfare State and Evangelical Peacemaking
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee Evangelicals are gearing up to be makers of peace. Are they ready for the serious responsibilities that entails? ...

A Resurgent Anti-nuclear Weapons Movement
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

U.S. plans to refurbish nuclear weapons complex sparks new movement. Ken Butigan writes on Waging Nonviolence about the emergence of a new anti-nuclear weapons movement.  The ...

Freedom from Nuclear Weapons
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

Commemorating the 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. Sixty-seven years ago today, at 8:15 on the morning of August 6, 1945, it was a sunny morning in Hiroshima, Japan, a c ...

Kansas City Activists: City Shouldn’t Finance Nukes
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

Kansas City, Mo., is in a unique position — it's the only city in the country where, this November, local voters will have a say over U.S. nuclear weapons policy. Kansas City ...

President Obama's AIPAC Speech and Reaction
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

In a speech to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, President Obama urged Israeli leaders to refrain from "loose talk of war" relate ...

Is Iran Really a Threat?
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

It seems like every day we hear from another politician saying that “we are ready to attack Iran if necessary," or from another pundit full of hot air telling us why we should invade Iran right now. ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Evangelicals' Lock On The GOP Cracks During this election cycle, Republicans sidled up to Ronald Reagan's legacy to demonstrate their true conservative credentials. But we all know that Reagan himself could not survi ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land: Join the Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Last night, at the National Press Club here in Washington D.C., the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Sojourners co-sponsored a conversation between Richard L ...

Terrible Twins
Originally Posted: 07/29/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis Hiroshima and Fukushima remind us that civilian and military nuclear technology go hand in hand. ...

Could the U.S. Be Moving to a State of Perpetual War?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

One might think that three wars -- Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya -- would be enough. Apparently, for the United States military apparatus, it's not. One might think that three war ...

Let Them Eat Tanks: My Interview with Ben and Jerry's Co-Founder, Ben Cohen
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/18/let-them-eat-tanks-my-interview-with-ben-and-jerrys-co-founder-ben-cohen/" target="_self"></a>I had the opportunity to intervie ...

In the Wake of Japan Disaster, Must We Accept Nuclear Power?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Navy reported today that it had detected low levels of airborne radiation at the Yokosuka and Atsugi bases, about 200 miles to the north of the Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactors. ...

When is Nationalism Healthy?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/1100215-invictus.jpg"></a>I watched the film <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1057500/" target="_blank">Invictu ...

Reagan's Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This Sunday would be Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, and the predictable tributes have come from across the political spectrum. This Sunday would be Ronald Reagan's 100t ...

Our Military Spending and Spiritual Death
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In Tuesday evening's generally well-received State of the Union speech, President Obama appealed to the center with talk of reducing the deficit and controlling federal spending. ...

Disarm Now Activists Demonstrate What it Means to 'Pay the Price' for Peace
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101230-plowshares.jpg"></a>On December 13, a Tacoma-based jury declared five Disarm Trident Now <a href="http://ickevald.net/resistan ...

In Memory of Richard Holbrooke
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Some people in the world are large. They occupy a large space, cast a large shadow, reach for large and lofty goals. Some people in the world are large. They occupy a large space, ...

Senators Kyl and DeMint Exploit Faith for Political Means
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

While American troops will be working through the Christmas holidays, putting their lives on the line for our safety, and while millions of Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince o ...

American 'Exceptionalism' Can Degenerate Into Superiority
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

There has been a fascinating and important dialogue going on this week over at the <a href="http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/" target="_blank"><em>Washington ...

Stop the Games in Congress
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In just the past few days, the <a href="http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2010/10-224.shtml" target="_blank">U.S. In just the past few days, the U.S. ...

WikiLeaks: Historian's Dream, Diplomat's Nightmare
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This past Sunday and Monday the news media published their first summaries of the documents they received from WikiLeaks which contained more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables. ...

Peace or Partisanship? New START Reaches a Critical Juncture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Nuclear policy typically moves at a glacial speed, with opportunities for progress few and far between. Nuclear policy typically moves at a glacial speed, with opportunities for p ...

The Plowshares 8: Thirty Years On
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

While imprisoned after his 1967 <a href="http://www.jonahhouse.org/pics67-73.htm">Baltimore 4 action</a>, Philip Berrigan, in his <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: From 1963 to 2010
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100826_MLK.jpg"></a>[Editor's Note: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on ...

A World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

August 6, 1945. It was a sunny morning in the city of more than 300,000 people. Some were on their way to work, children were playing in the streets. August 6, 1945. It was a s ...

Scary Hope: The Nuclear Cinema of Summer 2010
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Back in the late '90s, when Y2K fears were running rampant, apocalyptic fantasies like <em>Armageddon </em>and <em>End of Days</em> burned up the box office. ...

A New Movement to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The famed Chautauqua Institution devoted this entire week to the theme of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/nuclear-disarmament/">nuclear disarmament</a>. It is a sign of the times. ...

The Revolution of the Heart Begins in Community
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

For nearly two months <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/oil-spill/">oil has gushed into the Gulf </a>because of BP's government-endorsed "error." The environmental destruct ...

Obama's 'Nuclear Spring'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Monday and Tuesday, President Obama hosted leaders from 46 other countries at a summit on nuclear weapons, focused on the threat of terrorists getting nuclear material. Monday and ...

Africa's 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I was watching the news coverage on the meeting of world leaders in Washington hosted by President Obama on reducing nuclear weapons and ensuring that these do not get into the hands of terrorists ...

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The decades-long struggle to first reduce and then abolish nuclear weapons achieved two major goals this week that we can celebrate.</p> The decades-long struggle to first r ...

What Our New Nuclear Policy Really Means
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The new U.S. The new U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is a significant step toward reducing nuclear dangers, advancing global nonproliferation norms, and facilitating further red ...

A New START Toward Nuclear Disarmament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

When word came down last Friday that the U.S. and Russia would sign a new strategic arms reduction treaty (START), Ana Marie Cox posted this message to her 1.5 million twitter followers:</p> ...

A Million Christians for Social Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes, the timing of events seems almost providential.</p> Sometimes, the timing of events seems almost providential. For more than a year, Sojourners has been discu ...

The State of the Union: Unfinished Business
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

After one tumultuous year in office, President Barack Obama used his first <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-state-union-address">State of the Union address& ...

Advent and Advocacy: A Year of Activism in Review
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Advent is with us again, calling us to reflect and review, and the Sojourners policy team wants to thank you for walking with us in 2009. Advent is with us again, calling us to re ...

Obama's Brand of American Exceptionalism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/12/17/obamas-nobel-speech-violence-and-nonviolence-naivete-and-realism/">As I suggested in my previous post</a>, I was troubled by some elements of the ...

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Speech and Just Peace Theory
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

If all we notice in <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/world/europe/11prexy.text.html">President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Lecture</a> is a justification of war, we will miss ...

Reduce the Danger of Nuclear War and Help Feed Hungry Kids
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Nowadays <em>everyone's</em> talking about nuclear disarmament. Nowadays everyone's talking about nuclear disarmament. The Queen of England , Geo ...

We Need an Abrahamic Alliance of the 'Passionate Best'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598862440_oYtxc"></a>For the next few days in Washington, D.C., 1,200 people are gather ...

Have You Thought About Nuclear Weapons Today?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The day one is detonated, it will be the only thing anyone will think about ... which is why we need to apply the biblical vision of "turning swords into plowshares" to nuclear weapons. ...

A Nobel Prayer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I got the first call at 6:30 a.m. I got the first call at 6:30 a.m. from a reporter: "What's your reaction to Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize?" "What?" ...

Is Obama's Peace Prize Premature?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Just peace theory proceeds from the premise that peace is a day by day effort. It is a process that requires vision, skill, and courage. Just peace theory proceeds from the premi ...