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When the Fighting Stops
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis What does it take to reintegrate combatants into society? MARIE-LOUISE IS a 34-year-old single ...

Swords, Plowshares and the "Drone Dilemma"
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Press

December 23, 2013 Sojo in the News Christian Piatt ...

Swords, Plowshares, and the 'Drone Dilemma'
Originally Posted: 12/23/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

It’s easy to focus on drones as either great or terrible, but they’re amoral, inanimate objects. They take on only the moral importance given to them by the intent behind our use of them. ...

VIDEO: A Soldier of Conscience
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Joshua Casteel served as an interrogator in Iraq. Then an encounter with a Jihadist challenged him to truly live out his fait ...

January 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Four Questions for Sister Jean Lait, CSF
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Sr. Jean Lait, an Anglican Franciscan sister based in San Francisco, protests drones and their effects on children ...

Lessons from Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Schirch The long war has made clear the fantasty of firepower "solutions" to complex political problems. ...

The Beginning of the End of War
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Margaret Alvarado Joshua Casteel was an interrogator at Abu Ghraib prison and later staffed open-air burn pits in Iraq. The experien ...

Christ At The Checkpoint 2014 Conference
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Press

November 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jeremy Reynalds ...

Fatwas, Philosophers and Peace Games
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 5:24pm | Type: Blog

Bring participants from the United States and Iran together for a peace game. The recent agreement with Iran relating to its nuclear program is totally in keeping with the require ...

Congress Should Give the Interim Deal with Iran A Chance
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

Before Congress jumps the gun, it needs to take a deep breath and let the diplomatic process continue. After a decades-long standoff, Iran and the West (plus China and Russia) hav ...

The Last Thing the World Needs Is Congress Thwarting Historic U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

The  nuclear deal  that the U.S. just struck with  Iran  is nothing short of historic. This agreement is a victory for everyone who wants to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and a catastrophic war. The deal is one of the many triumphs that have resul ...

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:50pm | Type: Topic Brief

(abolition of nuclear weapons, Iran, Iran Nuclear Agreement, Life and Peace, Peace and Nonviolence) abolition of nuclear weapons,Iran ...

15 National Organizations Urge Support Of Merkley Afghanistan Amendment To NDAA
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:25pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Center For International Policy ...

A Good Deal With Iran
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

The nuclear agreement with Iran is a triumph of diplomacy, with the Persian nation making significant concessions and receiving very little in return. The nuclear agreement with ...

AUDIO: A Song for Newtown
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A choral piece dedicated to “all who grieve and in memory of the children and adults of Sandy Hook Elementary School.” ...

December 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Honor Veterans Day by Working for Peace
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

In a culture of war and empire, it’s time to reclaim Nov. 11 as a day of peace. World War I hostilities ceased at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, Armistice Day, 1918. D ...

VIDEO: The Poet of Poverty
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Father Michael Doyle's poetry captures a city of despair and hope. As Andrea Ferich wri ...

AUDIO: A New Life for Weapons
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 10:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Mike Martin An interview with Mike Martin, founder of RAWTools. ...

Bridging the Persian Gulf
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright Diplomatic talks with Iran could end the nuclear standoff—and more. AT LAST, AFTER more than ...

Syria Is About People, Not Politics
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Respond, But How? What We're Missing On Syria
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Press

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Drones and Terrorism: Is the U.S. Scapegoating Al Qaeda?
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

It’s an odd question, I know, but it reared its ugly head as I read about the new reports from Amnesty International and Humans Rights Watch on U.S. drone strikes. The scapegoating mechanism is a very precise ...

The Peace Process
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

How does one find ways to strengthen the fragile line between democracy and the lurking dark social disorder? Limiting or reversing anarchy in the U.S. and abroad may depend on finding ways to persuade and pro ...

November 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Brazil Tries to Combat Religious Intolerance of Minority Faiths
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

The couple practiced Candomble, an African-Brazilian faith with roots in Brazil’s slave trade. They dressed in white and believed in an all-powerful God who is served by lesser deities, blending Catholicism w ...

A Dogged Pursuit of Middle East Peace
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels "The alternative—not having negotiations—is guaranteed to fail." GEORGE MITCHELL, the ...

The Knotted Gun
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Bishop Peter Price Is the NRA preventing the U.S. from regulating the international arms trade? IN 1988, a br ...

Waging Peace in Syria
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The words of Jesus are either authoritative for us or they are not. IN EARLY SEPTEMBER, President ...

Soulful Leadership For Peace In Syria
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Press

September 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Margaret Benefiel ...

Give (The Department of) Peace a Chance
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

The time is upon us to recognize that peace is not merely a destination, but a journey, and not merely a noun, but a verb, for we can be people of peace even in the midst of a violent world. Instead of spendin ...

Not The Weapons But What They Defend
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

I wish that we, as a people, would speak better words to those who have served in our wars. I fear that we do them, and ourselves, a disservice when we call them all heroes without letting them decide which de ...

In Kenya Attack, Weakened Al-Shabab Seeks a Foothold in Kenya
Originally Posted: 09/23/2013 - 5:33pm | Type: Blog

The deadly mall attack in Kenya on Saturday is a sign that the al-Qaida-affiliated group that carried it out has been dealt a blow in Somalia and they are looking to generate headlines with more high-profile a ...

What We Need Right Now
Originally Posted: 09/23/2013 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

Laws can help to restrain us, and can help by making it a little less easy for us to find ourselves armed for murder. But we need something more, something that churches are better equipped to offer than legis ...

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Brings Rally to D.C.
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

The reality is bleak: 33 Americans are killed and 260 wounded from gun violence daily. Yesterday, as the culmination of its No More Names bus tour, which reached 25 states in 100 days, Mayors Against Illegal G ...

The War By Remote Control
Originally Posted: 09/17/2013 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

On May 23, President Obama gave a major address from the National Defense University, in which he personally acknowledged for the first time the U.S. government’s killing of four Americans — along with scores ...

The Families of Colombia's 'False Positive' Victims Are Still Fighting For Justice
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Blog

Writing for VICE, Ellie Mae O'Hagan continues the story of dangerous peacemaking and the demand for justice in Colombia. Sojourners editors Rose Berger, Elizabeth Palmberg, ...

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How We Halted Military Strikes in Syria — For the Moment
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 5:32pm | Type: Blog

The threat of U.S. military intervention is far from over. Should the particular diplomatic option on the table not work out, the Obama administration and Congress could still push for a military attack. ...

Obama, Seacrest, and Our War Against Indifference
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The time is upon us to seek solutions and spark action, and the first enemy to conquer is not standing on foreign soil, but rather, it is the collective indifference that sits in so many of our hearts. ...

Muslim Mother Seeks Justice for the Son She Lost on 9/11
Originally Posted: 09/11/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

It’s been five years now that Talat Hamdani has been able to talk about her son without crying, but she still prefers mostly not to tell his story. It’s been five years now that T ...

Syria: It Will Take More Than Saying No to Military Strikes
Originally Posted: 09/09/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

When people respond to violence with more violence, they keep that cycle of retribution spinning higher and higher. Oh, just a few well-placed missiles will teach Assad a lesson and he’ll ramp down his attacks ...

On Syria: Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
Originally Posted: 09/09/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

As Martin Luther King taught us, you cannot fight fire with fire, you only get a bigger fire. You fight fire with water. You fight violence with nonviolence. You fight hatred with love. ...

Syria: The Stuff No One Wants To Talk About
Originally Posted: 09/06/2013 - 8:45am | Type: Blog

I have read countless articles from political, religious, and ethical perspectives on why or why not the U.S. should militarily intervene against the Syrian regime. Most do a decent job evaluating the situatio ...

Pope Francis: Military Intervention in Syria 'Futile'
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Thursday told world leaders gathered in Russia for the G-20 summit that a military intervention in Syria would be “futile,” urging them to focus instead on dialogue and reconciliation to bring ...

'Except by Prayer and Fasting'
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

Governments exist through coercive power. National and international laws function through the power of a threat of some sort of punishment when they are broken. However, faith does not work through coercive p ...