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Beyond Eye for an Eye
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In the <I>Washington Post</I> and throughout the blogosphere, debates rage about the recent spate of violence between Palestinians and Israelis, each side condemning with righteous indigna ...

Good Friday at Lockheed Martin
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p><P>In our little circles, we've been ...

The Cost of Killing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p><P>In Ramah, a voice is heard, crying and ...

Video: Sojourners Veteran on the Front Lines of L.A. Gang Wars
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Jeff Carr was Sojourners' chief operations officer before taking a post as L.A.'s gang czar (anti-gang czar, that is) last summer. Jeff Carr was Sojourners' chief o ...

Five Years of Living with War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> I write th ...

The Cost in Dollars, Democracy, and Memory
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> The Iraq war ...

Eye for Eye
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>We are painfully reminded once again of the cascading violence in the U.S. after the senseless killing of six and wounding of many others at Northern Illinois University. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan: 'I Cry All Day Long'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Susan sat ...

Who Should Win the Oscars
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As I wrote here last week, this year's Oscars, which take place on Sunday night, seem to have caught a cultural mood in cinema that's worthy of reflection As ...

Listening to MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/mlks-unfinished-revolution-by.html">Mary Nelson just posted on MLK's Riverside speech</A>, but I have some r ...

Sweeney Todd and the Spiral of Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Tim Burton's striking and gruesome film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical 'Sweeney Todd' made me feel alternately impressed by Johnny Depp's singing talent and wince at ...

A New Year's Prayer for Christian Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last year, my wife Jeanette and I returned to Honduras with a group from our congregation. Last year, my wife Jeanette and I returned to Honduras with a group from ou ...

Where Does 'The Golden Compass' Point ?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Here's the good news: The Golden Compass does not promote atheism. It isn't going to steal your children. It does not signal the end of hope for religion in the West. That's the good ne ...

Soldier Suicides: Counting the Forgotten Casualties of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>After more than six years of field exercises in some of the most grueling weather our country offers, I am rarely affected by even the most chilling winter rains. Months of accumulated time i ...

The War in Our Neighborhood
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Suddenly it seems there's a full-scale war going on in our neighborhood, and we and our neighbors here are in a new kind of danger. </P> <P>On their way back to college after ...

'No Country for Old Men': Thoughtful, Frightening, and Beguiling
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>When a film ends with the recounting of a dream in which a weather-beaten, life-weary man searches for the fire his father is building to warm them, it's impossible not to think of the love we al ...

I Got Mugged
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Two months ago, for the first time in my eight years living in Washington, D.C., I was mugged. Two months ago, for the first time in my eight years living in Washingt ...

The Elusive Reasons for Rami's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Gaza is a place isolated and unknown. Although the small coastal strip is all too often in the media spotlight, this can be a source just as much for generalization as information.</P> ...

The Elusive Reasons for Rami's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Gaza is a place isolated and unknown. Although the small coastal strip is all too often in the media spotlight, this can be a source just as much for generalization as information.</P> ...

The Elusive Reasons for Rami's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Gaza is a place isolated and unknown. Although the small coastal strip is all too often in the media spotlight, this can be a source just as much for generalization as information.</P> ...

A Christian Voice of 'Laughter, Love, and Peace' Murdered in Gaza
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The last time I saw Rami, we were at the beach near Gaza City. A group of us were in the water and I was trying to force Rami underwater. Rami was a big man, weighing at least twice what I do ...

The Power of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>The news this afternoon from Myanmar/Burma is not good. A recent AP story said that</P><br /> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> ...

NYT: 'A Pro-Lynching Movie That Even Liberals Can Love'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>It's intriguing how many current films address questions of revenge and justice. It's intriguing how many current films address questions of revenge and justi ...

And the Killing Will Go On
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>It was a big day for a general on Capitol Hill yesterday, as Gen. David Petraeus made his long-awaited "progress report" to a joint House committee. But one congressman remembered the last t ...

Six Found Guilty Of Trying to See Their Senator
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, six of us were found guilty in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by a federal judge for trying to visit the office of our senator. We will be sentenced in a few wee ...

Ryan Beiler: Evangelicals and the El Mozote Massacre
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>This past week has been a blur of activity with the <a href="http://www.printroom.com/ghome.asp?domain_name=sojourners&amp;group_id=2">Christian Peace Witness for Iraq</a>, b ...