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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? ...

From the Archives: February 1987
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Turning from Old Ways IN THE U.S., the Cold War has served to justify a permanent wartime ...

A Breakthrough Against Violence
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Myla Leguro Nonviolent Peaceforce and other civilian groups are playing a key role in monitoring the new peace accord in the Philippines. ...

What Comes After the Grief?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis There are more gun dealers in America than McDonald's restaurants. WILL THE MASSACRE at Sandy ...

DRONE WATCH: A Year of Drones
Originally Posted: 01/07/2013 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports on drones 2012.   The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has a comprehensive year-end report on U.S. drone strikes in 2012 , m ...

DRONE WATCH: Escalation in Yemen
Originally Posted: 01/04/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

Tribesmen protest fifth drone strike in the past ten days. Drone strikes are being escalated in Yemen with the fifth attack in the past ten days occurring on Thursday. Reuters r ...

DRONE WATCH: Senior Taliban Commander Killed
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Senior Taliban commander killed in drone strike.   Over the last two days, multiple drone strikes in Pakistan killed at least 13 people. According to the Associated Press , ...

Are the U.S. and Israel Heading For a Showdown?
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

The Nation reports that the Obama administration may be heading toward confrontation with Jerusalem. During the brief war between Israel and Gaza in November, Obama pressured both sides to a truce. After Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud A ...

Iranian Pastor Re-Arrested
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Pastor released in September is re-arrested and ordered to complete prison sentence. Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor imprisoned for nearly three years for “apostasy” until hi ...

What Would Jesus Say To the NRA?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

Underneath the rhetoric of the gun-control debate this Christmas is a nagging question: are more guns the solution to our gun problem? What does the birth of the baby Jesus 2,00 ...

It's the End of the World As We Know It and I Feel ... Peace
Originally Posted: 12/23/2012 - 1:14am | Type: Blog

in the halls of a Connecticut elementary school, violently ending the lives of 26 innocents – there is a peace ...

Forgetting the Children of Sandy Hook: How We’ve Become the Friends of Job
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

In tragedy, I have learned that it is always at the moment we begin to talk that the people who need our care the most are forgotten. In other words, I fear we have become the friends of Job, trying to explain ...

Burn Your NRA Card
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

Will Obama’s gun violence task force win out over the National Rifle Association’s targeted messaging strategy? President Obama addressed the nation on Wednesday morning to esta ...

I Found Peace in Kabul
Originally Posted: 12/17/2012 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Even in the most troubled places on earth, there always seems to be a little group of people who refuse to accept the world as it is and insist on building the world they dream of, a little group of people who ...

Grieving With or Gawking At: A Response to Responses of Tragedy
Originally Posted: 12/17/2012 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

For the sake of those who experience loss in the most heartbreaking of circumstances, we should demand something better. In the time following our latest national tragedy in Newto ...

Don't Call It Unimaginable
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

Don’t say you’re shocked that 20 children were slaughtered — and more of us must admit that, unless something changes, we expect there will be more such massacres. Isn't it time for this nation to say, &q ...

Reports: 27 Dead in Conn. Elementary School Shooting
Originally Posted: 12/14/2012 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

According to the Associated Press, 27 have been killed, including 18 children, at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. According to AP , 27 have been killed, including 18 chi ...

DRONE WATCH: Protesters Found Guilty
Originally Posted: 12/14/2012 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

Thirteen protesters found guilt of trespassing for drone protest. The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that 13 people were found guilty of trespassing yesterday in DeWitt, N ...

DRONE WATCH: House Hearing on Drones
Originally Posted: 12/14/2012 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on drone killings. Joshua Hersh reports on Huffington Post that the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday on the use o ...

DRONE WATCH: High-Tech Killing
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 5:36pm | Type: Blog

High-tech killing by drones and violations of international law. University of Notre Dame Law School Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell writes in Peace Policy  of the “high-tec ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Lead to Hatred in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 5:36pm | Type: Blog

Drone attacks in Pakistan lead to hatred of the US. Qanta Ahmed, Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion and Associate Professor of Medicine, State Universit ...

In Afghanistan, A Call for Peace
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

We call upon the United Nations to negotiate an immediate cease-fire to the war in Afghanistan, and to start talks aimed at ending the war and beginning the long road to healing and recovery. ...

Bishop Walter Sullivan, A Passion for Peace
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

Bishop Walter Sullivan dies at age 84. Bishop Walter Sullivan, former head of the Catholic diocese of Richmond, Virginia, has died at the age of 84. In the movement against nuc ...

DRONE WATCH: Loan-a-Drone
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

Federal agencies are loaning drones to local law enforcement. While most news of drones is their use abroad by the U.S. military and CIA, they are also increasingly used for surve ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Crashes Increasing
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

An increasing number of drones are crashing at civilian airports. Over the past few years, there have been an increasing number of U.S. drones crashing  at civilian airports. ...

DRONE WATCH: The Year of the Drone
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

Air Force reports 447 drone strikes in Afghanistan this year. Most drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen are eventually reported. Not so in Afghanistan. Since they are part of an on ...

DRONE WATCH: Deaths in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

Two senior Al Qaeda leaders killed in drone strikes. One of the remaining Al Qaeda leaders was killed Thursday in a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan. The Associated Press reports ...

David’s Sling: Israel, Hezbollah, and the Path to Peace
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

The connection between God and violence permeates the Bible, with God apparently sanctioning violence against God’s enemies. So we rightly ask, “What about all the violence in the Bible?” ...

MAP: Deadly Rampages
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey A tragic look at some of the U.S. mass shootings since Columbine. Have guns become an American ...

9mm Golden Calves
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:00am | Type: Magazine Article

James E. Atwood The U.S. should repent of seeing guns as sacred; sane laws would be a start. BACK IN 1990, th ...

DRONE WATCH: Rules for Drones
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 8:54am | Type: Blog

Administration developing rules for drone strikes. The New York Times reports that before the election, the Obama administration was working to develop rules and procedu ...

On Thanksgiving, Jews and Muslims Volunteer Together Despite Middle East Violence
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

It’s an idea that feels particularly poignant this Thanksgiving: American Jews and Muslims banding together to help the homeless and other needy people. WASHINGTON — It’s an idea ...

DRONE WATCH: Awake to Drones
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

An Awake to Drones blog has been started by Protest Chaplains of Chicago. An Awake to Drones  blog has been started by Protest Chaplains of Chicago  to begin a conversation ...

DRONE WATCH: Educating About Drones
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

Brian Terrell is spending the time before entering prison for protesting drones in educating about them. Brian Terrell, co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, will begin a ...

How To Really Support Our Troops
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Soldier suicides have reached epidemic numbers. As the AP reports, More soldiers are taking their own lives than are falling in battle. Add on top of that, the many who suffer from PTSD, and who as a result fi ...

Amid Israel-Hamas Violence, Reconciliation Between Palestinian Christians and Messianic Jews Continues
Originally Posted: 11/16/2012 - 4:47pm | Type: Blog

Christianity Today reports: As violence flares anew between Hamas and Israel, which is preparing for a ground invasion of Gaza in response to Hamas rocket attacks reaching as far as Tel Aviv, CT checked in with Jerusalem-based reconciliat ...

What About Them?
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

If I were inclined to give mathematical value to people based on the media coverage I watched on “Fox & Friends” this morning, I would come to this conclusion: 3 Israelis > 15 Palestinians ...

DRONE WATCH: Kill Less and Spy More
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 12:53pm | Type: Blog

Intelligence agencies should turn from counter-terrorism to intelligence gathering. Noah Shachtman points out in Wired’s Danger Room that since 9/11, U.S. intelligence age ...

DRONE WATCH: From Counterinsurgency to Drones
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

With David Petraeus’ sudden departure, there are growing calls for a real debate on the role of drones. Several weeks ago, the  Washington Post  reported  that the CIA was p ...

BREAKING: Israel Attack Kills Hamas Military Chief
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

Israeli airstrike kills senior Hamas commander, military operation continues. There are multiple news reports that an Israeli air strike has killed senior Hamas military commander ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Developing Drones
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

Pakistan is close to manufacturing drones. As it continues to condemn U.S. drone attacks, it appears that Pakistan is close to manufacturing its own drones. The Guardian repor ...

DRONE WATCH: Rice and Albright Question Drones
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

Former secretaries of state question drones. Alexis Simendinger at RealClearPolitics reports on an appearance by former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albrigh ...

The Week in Drones
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

Drone news of the week. • After the story broke on CNN , the Defense Department announced Thursday  that on Nov.1, two Iranian fighter jets fired at a U.S. surveillance dron ...

DRONE WATCH: Changing the Nature of War
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

Does the rise of non-state terrorism change the nature of war? Tom Roberts in the National Catholic Reporter , writes on questions raised by the rapidly growing use of unpi ...

Permanent Preparations for War
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

Eisenhower's warning of the spiritual effects of permanent preparations for war. Most of us have read President Dwight Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell speech warning of the growin ...

DRONE WATCH: Out of the Shadows
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

Washington Post editorial urges greater transparency and accountability with drones. In an editorial this morning, the Washington Post sums up the legal and political problems ...

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Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 9:37am | Type: Product

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DRONE WATCH: The Risks of Relying on Drones
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

The need for a standard on the use of drones. Kurt Volker, U.S. ambassador to NATO from July 2008 to May 2009, wrote in the Washington Post on the risks associated with the in ...

DRONE WATCH: Rare Strike in Northern Yemen Kills Four.
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Dronne strike in Yemen near Saudi border kills four. Reuters reports on a rare drone strike in northern Yemen, near the Saudi border. “At least four men suspected of bein ...