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Young Pakistani Activist for Girls' Education Shot by Taliban
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

14-year old activist shot by Taliban in Pakistan. One thing that characterized Afghanistan under Taliban rule before 2001 was their treatment of women and girls. From a society of ...

BREAKING: Sandusky Sentenced to at Least 30 Years
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to no fewer than 30 years in prison, and up to 60 years. Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has be ...

A Commitment to Find Common Ground
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill and former President Ronald Reagan shared a commitment to find common ground. Thomas P. O’Neill III, son of Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, former Spe ...

DRONE WATCH: This Week in Drones.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

Roundup of drone news from the week. • During the week, reported drone strikes killed 3 in Pakistan  on Monday and 5 in Yemen  on Thursday.  • A group of U.S. activists i ...

Can Any Good Come From Drones?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

As an antidote to all the stories of killing by drone, I’ve been collecting stories of the good things unpiloted aircraft can potentially do, or are already doing. Many are tasks now being carried out by pilot ...

Seeking the Peace of the City
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Faith communities work to stem the flow of guns to criminals. ON A WARM evening this June, a gr ...

'A Clash of Fanaticisms'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice We'll never reach reconciliation between Christians and Muslims until we address root causes—and take on the haters. ...

U.S. Preparing Potential Targets in Libya Attack
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

U.S. is preparing for potential action against militants in Libya. The New York Times is reporting this afternoon that secret “target packages” are being prepared by the U ...

A Resurgent Anti-nuclear Weapons Movement
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 11:24am | 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 ...

DRONE WATCH: Yemen President Approves Drone Strikes
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

President of Yemen personally approves all U.S. drone strikes in Yemen. In a speech last week at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, Yemen’s president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi ...

Drones: Forces of Evil in Heavenly Places
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Weaponized drones are demons: evil spirits of the air, specters in the heavens, shadowy presences. “John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, an ...

DRONE WATCH: Living Under Drones
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

New study on U.S. use of drones in Pakistan. Researchers at Stanford University and New York University law schools released a major study on the U.S. use of drones in Pakistan, c ...

Transcript: Remarks by the President to the U.N. General Assembly
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY on September 25th, 2012. Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks to th ...

DRONE WATCH: Five Dead in Pakistan Attack
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Drone attack kills five in northwest Pakistan. In the second attack in three days, a drone attack late Monday in northwest Pakistan killed five militants, including two linked to ...

DRONE WATCH: Attack Kills 3 in Pakistan.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Drone attack in Pakistan kills three. Al Jazeera reports: “At least three people have been killed in a suspected US drone attack in Pakistan's northwestern regio ...

How To (and Not To) Respond to the Current Crisis in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 8:06am | Type: Blog

My heart is heavy. Every day for the last week, media outlets have told their version of the current uprising stretching across the Middle East (Egypt, Libya, Yemen). Whether it’s pictures of embassies burned ...

In Lebanon, Pope Benedict Tells Middle Eastern Christians: 'Fear Not'
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

BEIRUT — As violent protests against an anti-Islam film spread to much of the Muslim world on Friday, Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon to a warm welcome from Christian and Muslim leaders. ...

DRONE WATCH: Spies, Marines and Drones
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

U.S. sending spies, Marines and drones to Libya.   AP Intelligence Writer Kimberly Dozier reports “WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones ...

DRONE WATCH: Shooting at Drones Leads to Airport Closing
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Militia shooting at drones leads to airport closing. The Associated Press reports “BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — U.S. drones hovered over the eastern city of Benghazi on Fri ...

Members of burned Missouri mosque look to an uncertain future
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Kellie Kotraba ...

DRONE WATCH: Who Has Drones?
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

GAO studies drone proliferation. Micah Zenko, at the Council on Foreign Relations blog, points to a recently declassified report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO ...

DRONE WATCH: Human Rights Violations
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Jimmy Carter - killing people with drones a human rights violation. In a lecture Thursday evening at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, former President Jimmy Carter included d ...

Pope Benedict's Trip to Lebanon Still a Go, Despite Violence in Region
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican confirmed on Wednesday that Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Lebanon will go ahead as planned, despite growing tension in the region after the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya by a mob enra ...

Hillary Clinton Condemns Deaths of American Personnel in Libya
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

Clinton: "This is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. We condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence, and we send our prayers to the fami ...

Shane Claiborne: Of Slingshots, Plowshares, and Kitchen Hammers
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

The Y-12 three had a household hammer that they used on the wall of the building, not so much as an act of substantial transformation, but an act of symbolic action pointing toward a God who wants us to study ...

DRONE WATCH: Protesting Drones
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Protests against drones are growing. As the number of drone attacks on Pakistan and Yemen continue to increase, protests against them are growing. On Sunday, some 40 people gat ...

U.S. Ambassador to Libya, 3 Others Killed in Benghazi Attack
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 7:50am | Type: Blog

According to Reuters, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other embassy staff were killed outside a consular building as it was rushed by a mob angered about a U.S. online film insulti ...

9/11? My Children Don't Remember
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

The oldest of them was six when the towers were destroyed and we went to war. I'm wondering how I talk to them about it. I wonder how I tell them the story without subjecting them to the trauma so many pe ...

Facts and Ideology
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

The consequences of ignoring facts for ideology. In September, 2003, I wrote a piece for Sojourners magazine on the " Project for the New American Century ," a neo ...

Presidential Proclamation on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Text of President Obama's Proclamation on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance on the 11th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11. Editor's Note ...

Sudanese Peace Activist Beaten in South Sudan
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Over the weekend, activist rapper Emmanuel Jal was beaten by polic in Juba, South Sudan, while promoting his International Peace Day Concert. Emmanuel Jal—South Sudanese pop music ...

Helping Billy Inherit the Earth
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

I want my student to see that the things that make him different are the things that make him unique. Those traits can help him build a more humane world for all of us. But it's hard for a 7-year-old, or ...

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Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Product

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Amish Bishop Describes Beard-Cutting Attack
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 7:48am | Type: Blog

Law officers testified Wednesday about the chaotic and bizarre scene they discovered the night of Oct. 4, 2011, when they arrived at the Holmes County, Ohio, home of Raymond Hershberger, a 79-year-old Amish bi ...

Father Benedict Groeschel Leaves Catholic Cable Show After Abuse Remarks
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, a well-known Catholic author and television personality, has given up his longtime spot on the conservative cable network EWTN following comments in which he appeared to defend cle ...

DRONE WATCH: Six Killed in Yemen
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Wednesday drone attack in Yemen kills 6. U.S. drones continue to hammer Yemen today. Reuters reports an attack this morning A U.S. drone strike killed six suspected Islam ...

DRONE WATCH: August 2012 Update
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

For the Bureau’s full Pakistan databases click here . Yemen : At least 26 people are killed in five ... reported/possible US strike events:  1 Total reported killed in US operations:  26-33 Civilians reported ...

Farzana, ‘2 Million Friends’ and a Ceasefire in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

“Stop fighting,” suggests Farzana, a brave 22-year-old Afghan stage actress. Significantly, her statement is in sharp contrast to what seems to be the democratic world’s unquestioned modus operandi of today, e ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Weekend
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

Drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen kill at least 25, including 14 civilians. U.S. drones are having a busy weekend, killing people in both Pakistan and Yemen. On Saturday, an ...

Gathering Around the Peace Table
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels "We've been caught up in conflict and violence for so long." —Congolese pastor SE ...

DRONE WATCH: Yemen Attack Kills Eight.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

Third attack in Yemen this week kills eight. Last week was drone week in Pakistan, this week it’s Yemen. Two deaths  were reported in an attack on a car on Tuesday, at least ...

Parting with Sister Anne Montgomery
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

Anne Montgomery died this week. A great parting has now come, so I take comfort in her words, and rededicate myself to taking direction from them. Anne Montgomery died this week. ...

Defense Team Says ‘Compassion’ Fueled Amish Beard-Cutting Attacks
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

CLEVELAND — No one disputes that followers of Amish bishop Samuel Mullet Sr. used horse-mane shears last year to forcibly cut the beards and hair of other members of Amish communities in rural Ohio. Only their ...

Arms Merchant to the World
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

The U.S. is once again the world’s number-one arms proliferator, accounting for 75 percent of global arms sales. Word of this dubious distinction comes as our leaders claim to support and have been working at ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Attack Kills Two in Yemen
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

Drone attack kills two in Yemen. Reuters reports that a drone attack in central Yemen yesterday killed two suspected militants: "Two men thought to be Islamist milit ...

Culture Wars: Blood on the Hands of All Sides
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 8:39am | Type: Blog

Enough with pinning "hate group" on all conservative Christian organizations. Enough with likening abortion providers to Nazis and death merchants. Enough with campaign rhetoric such as Vice Presiden ...

Faith and Rights Groups Call for Hate Crime Hearings
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

Amid a rash of recent attacks that are being investigated as hate crimes, a coalition of more than 150 organizations is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct hearings next month with the aim of ...