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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 ...

War Is Not the Answer (Magnet)
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 6:12pm | Type: Product

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Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Product

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Who Killed Donte Manning?
Originally Posted: 09/15/2014 - 3:24pm | Type: Product

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Jesus For President
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 11:33am | 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 ...

2 Dead, At Least 8 Injured in Empire State Building Shooting
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Jeffrey Johnson, 53, shot and killed a former coworker at Hazan Imports, 41, with a 45-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Johnson had been laid off from the wom ...

DRONE WATCH: Pakistan Protests Drone Strikes
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Pakistan's Foreign Office formally protests US drone strikes. The Pakistan Foreign Office has formally protested this week’s drone strikes. DAWN, a leading Pakistani ...

2,000 U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

Province or Helmand Province in Taliban-dominated southern Afghanistan. Their average age was 26 ...

DRONE WATCH: Investigate Drone Attacks
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

UN official calls for international investigation of drone attacks. As international concern about U.S. targeted killings with drones rises, Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on ...

Activist: Fidel Bafilemba
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

When others see destruction, poverty, and war, Fidel envisions the future of his people. It is a future of a Congo lush with natural resources and beauty that benefits, rather than destroys, communities. ...

In Defense of the Southern Poverty Law Center
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

To my friends in the evangelical community, what happened at the headquarters of the Family Research Council was a despicable act of violence that deserves to be condemned without reservation, but please don’t ...

Muslims Brace For Tense Holiday
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Following attacks on seven U.S. mosques in the last two weeks, including three attacks last weekend, many Muslim Americans are approaching the end of Ramadan on Aug. 19 under a cloud of fear as Muslim groups t ...

Conservationist: Dominique Bikaba
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Eastern Congo is home to some of the world’s most stunning scenery—and some of its most brutal and unimaginable violence. The relationship between these two symbols of the region is a close one. ...

Artist: Petna Ndaliko
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

For Petna Ndaliko, you combat violence through art. In spite of attempts by the Congolese government and militia groups to silence them, Petna created a stage for local youth to express themselves. ...

Human Rights Lawyer: Denise Siwatula
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Denise has seen the destruction of her home through natural disaster and the pain of thousands of Congolese women who are raped every year. Still, she is faithful with the calling that she has been given—worki ...

Community Builder and Footballer: Amani Matabaro
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

Congo is still suffering from the overspill of the Rwandan genocide, the aftermath of which took the lives of both of Amani’s parents. Rebel groups roam the Kivu provinces of eastern Congo and seek to unravel ...

DRONE WATCH: The Drone Revolution’s Next Phase
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

What will the next generation of drones look like? As drones continue to proliferate, the technology is behind them is speeding ahead. Wired takes a look at the ne ...

Shooting at the Family Research Council Offices
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 7:00pm | Type: Blog

Multiple outlets are reporting that the young man specifically intended to attack FRC staff because of their conservative advocacy. Another senseless act of violence today was t ...

DRONE WATCH: When are Drone Killings Illegal?
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

How does international law apply to drone killing? Efforts to bring the rule of law to killing are not always easy or clear-cut.  Although as an advocate of non-violence, I can co ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones that Capture?
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

Are drones that capture rather than kill the next step? One of the primary criticisms of using drones to kill high-level al Qaeda or Taliban leaders is that they are extra-judicia ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Over North Dakota
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

Drone surveillance growing in the U.S., with North Dakota the focus. While most of our attention is focused on the use of armed drones attacking suspected militants in Pakistan, Y ...

DRONE WATCH: Secret Drone War in Africa
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

America's secret drone war in Africa. David Axe, in Wired , examines America’s secret drone war in Africa . “More secret bases. More and better unmanned warplanes. ...

DRONE WATCH: Bats From Hell
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

Video of the next generation of drones. While Predator and Reaper drones are currently in use, the next generation is already underway. The Northrop Grumman corporation and the U. ...