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Reclaiming Resources from War, Railguns, and Grenades
Originally Posted: 04/14/2014 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

In early April, the U.S. Navy unveiled its Mach 7 Magnetic Mangler, “a railgun straight out of Star Trek that can take out targets at 100 miles with a projectile flying at nearly 7,000 feet per second.” So far ...

I Believe You: Sexual Violence and the Church (PDF)
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 4:47pm | Type: Product

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May 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Part I: Remembering That Out of Death Comes Life
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

No matter how many questions I ask, how many stories I listen to, how many fragments of bones I see, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to understand how in just one hundred days, close to one million people were ...

Artist Statement: About the 'On Pilgrimage' Series
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 12:25pm | Type: Blog

On pilgrimage, I’ve learned that experiencing the brokenness of the world leads to a greater sense of internal healing. As I’ve begun to find healing in these paradoxical stories, my hope is that together we w ...

VIDEO: How to Build a Memorial Prayer Altar
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Create your own memorial prayer altar in remembrance of those you love and will never forget. Fro ...

Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Carl McColman ...

Voting With Their Feet
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

On March 28 at about 4 p.m., the Afghan Peace Volunteers heard a loud explosion nearby. For the rest of the evening and night, they anxiously waited for the sound of rocket fire and firing to stop. It was repo ...

Evangelicals And Peacemaking - Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe's Speech At The Third Christ At The Checkpoint Conference In Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Geoff Tunnicliffe ...

Four Questions for Tyrone Parker
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Tyrone Parker works with urban youth and families in the nation's capital. Bio: Tyr ...

Interfaith Peacemaking Workshop This Weekend
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 4:02pm | Type: Press

March 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Journal Star (Illinois) ...

The Legacy of Fred Phelps
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 9:14am | Type: Blog

To express such elation over another's demise is actually a show of weakness. It accedes power over our own spiritual and emotional discipline to the one whose rhetorical poison we allow to contaminate ou ...

Peaceful Words for Angry Birds
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

While Jesus embodied the pursuit of justice for the oppressed and marginalized, he also spoke often about the ways in which angry thoughts, angry actions, and angry words corrode their container to the point o ...

Faith And Reason Can Help Break Cycle Of Violence We Do To Ourselves, Others
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 11:46am | Type: Press

March 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Chicago Tribune ...

Walls That Divide
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

As we ponder walls and the devastation caused by building them, many people in the United States have begun to recognize that we cannot continue building walls to separate us from others. We need to break them ...

April 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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You Can’t Point a Person to Christ with a Gun
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

A growing trend in evangelism among some more conservative churches is to promise people a gun in exchange for attendance. During the Crusades, conversion by the sword was a commo ...

Attn SBNR: Biblical Violence Matters to Peace
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

Religion can be defined as the practices and beliefs employed by humans to contain our violence. If you are a spiritual but not religious seeker after peace, please do not deceive yourself into thinking that i ...

Young Guns: Gun Violence Effects on Millennials
Originally Posted: 03/06/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Generation Progress and The Center for American Progress recently released a report: “Young Guns: How Gun Violence is Devastating the Millennial Generation.” According to the report, “American children and tee ...

Wounded Souls
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Gregg Brekke Christians have a presumption against war—as well as an obligation to help heal those who suffer its consequences. ...

Evangelical, Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry brought his argument for a two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace to the annual AIPAC conference this week, and whatever else we might know, we know this: Many evangelical Christians ...

Look at the Picture
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

Last week amid the closing of the Olympics, the national debt, and the latest pop culture ‘news,’ this photo was published that encapsulates the volume of pain and suffering that is happening in Syria. ...

Sojourners Magazine - Confessions Of A Violent Peacemaker
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Press

February 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Moriel Rothman ...

It’s Time to Open the Wartime Pope’s Records
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 5:49pm | Type: Blog

It’s almost a year since Pope Francis was chosen as Benedict XVI’s successor. The Argentinian-born pontiff has quickly achieved global fame for his numerous statements indicating that significant changes may b ...

Bombs Explode Zanzibar Calm as Religious Tensions Flare
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

After months of calm in Zanzibar, two homemade bombs exploded Monday near St. Monica Anglican Cathedral and the Mercury restaurant, a popular hangout for tourists visiting the Indian Ocean archipelago. ...

Pope Francis Blasts Arms Dealers, Decries Indifference to War
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 5:34pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Tuesday lashed out at public indifference to the many wars raging around the globe, with especially harsh words for arms makers who he said profit from the violence and suffering. ...

War-torn Churches Shelter Muslims in Central African Republic
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Churches in Central African Republic are caring for thousands of Muslims who have been trapped in a cycle of revenge attacks, perpetrated by a pro-Christian militia. Churches in C ...

VIDEO: The War Within
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 1:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors For some veterans, PTSD rages on as "the war within." In " Wounded Souls &qu ...

March 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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A Time To Break Silence On Central African Republic
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:48pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Hidden Plague the World Has Missed
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

A look at a deeper, much darker, problem below the surface of poverty explained in Gary Haugen's new book, 'The Locust Effect.' When we think about the poor of the ...

Salt and Terror in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

Funds have been available for tanks, guns, bullets, helicopters, missiles, weaponized drones, drone surveillance, Joint Special Operations task forces, bases, airstrips, prisons, and truck-delivered supplies f ...

62 Organizations Warn Senate Against New Iran Sanctions
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:20am | Type: Press

January 14, 2014 Sojo in the News National Iranian American Council ...

Sunni-Shiite Violence Soars in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Qadeer Abbasi is recovering from a broken arm in his two-room shanty home not far from the capital, Islamabad. Qadeer Abbasi is recovering from a broken arm in his two-room shanty ...

The Hidden History of Pentecostal Pacifism
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 10:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Dave Allen, a 26-year-old Pentecostal in Alabama, was beaten and shot to death in 1918 by two police ...

The Thorn Tree Resistance
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Emilie Teresa Smith Gold and silver mines in Guatemala are wreaking havoc on local communities. But the people, using nonviolent Christia ...

Taking It to the Streets
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 11:19am | Type: Magazine Article

Charita Ford Does our theology have anything to say to African-American gang girls? It should. AS I ATTENDED ...

Forget Swords and Plowshares: Turn Guns Into Guitars
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

When properly presented and engaged, great art invades our dreams and haunts our waking hours. It causes us to see reality in a new way, and sometimes even presents an alternative vision for what the future co ...

VIDEO: The La Puya Resistance
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors In La Puya, Guatemala, Christian community members are nonviolently standing up against gold and silver mining companies. ...

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Originally Posted: 01/21/2014 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

Week after bloody week, the chart of killings lengthens. And in Afghanistan, while war rages, a million children are estimated to suffer from acute malnourishment as the country faces a worsening hunger crisis ...

Messenger of Peace
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 11:08am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Yousef Bashir's remarkable story of reconciliation. For years, Yousef Bashir was a prisoner ...

Moriel Rothman's Spoken Word Poetry
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 11:09am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Moriel Rothman speaks candidly about his decision to not serve in the Israel Defense Forces. It’s ...

Flipping the Script: Mimetic Theory and the Nonviolent God
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

The God revealed through the Judeo-Christian tradition and specifically through Jesus Christ is in the process of transforming our hermeneutic from sacrificial violence to a hermeneutic of nonviolent forgivene ...

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Uncontained
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 12:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

V. Jane Schneeloch If my belief were a hickory nut / I'd keep it safe in my pocket “Belief is as ...

Profiles in Courage
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice "When someone is faced with a gun and chooses to respond with respect and love, that's hope." ...