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DRONE WATCH: The Next Drones?
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

Surveillance drones may be used in Korea, will armed drones follow? While there appears to be a lull in drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen, are the next targets being prepared? ...

DRONE WATCH: A Secret Deal on Drones
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

How the drone program began in a secret deal between the CIA and Pakistani intelligence. How did the drone assassination program begin? In a front page feature Sunday, The N ...

Little Boys With Toys
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

The fact that North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un is threatening the world with nuclear holocaust does what World War I did to many theologians who had presumed that history was on a course of inevitable pr ...

Violence Rules: North Korea, Syria, U.S.
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

If we stopped to learn the rules governing our fluency in violence, it would actually make us less fluent. Why? Because the rules of violence reveal an unpleasant reality: We don’t use violence; violence uses ...

DRONE WATCH: Church to Oppose Drones
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

Church of the Brethren annual conference will consider anti-drone resolution. The Church of the Brethren will consider a “ Resolution Against Drone Warfare ” at its annual ...

Guns and immigration: Tale of two movements
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

April 2, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Capehart ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone War Visualization
Originally Posted: 03/26/2013 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

A visual representation of the drone war in Pakistan. With data from the Bureau for Investigative Journalism , a team of developers has created a visualization of every d ...

Preparing the Way: Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 6:47pm | Type: Blog

We have become a nation that loves to “other” people. We point out their differences as reasons they cannot be trusted, as evidence that they take too much from the rest of us or threaten our well-being. ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones in Niger
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

U.S. Air Force is now flying surveillance drones from a base in Niger. While the drone debate continues to grow, the administration is moving to expand their use. According to t ...

DRONE WATCH: Four Killed in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

Latest drone strike in Pakistan kills four. Four people were killed in a drone attack on a vehicle in Pakistan yesterday. According to  The New York Times , " ...

April 2013 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 7:35pm | Type: Product

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DRONE WATCH: No More CIA Drones?
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

CIA's drone program is likely to shift to the Defense Department. In an exclusive this morning, The Daily Beast ’s Daniel Klaidman reports that the CIA is about to l ...

Iraq and North Korea: The Lies We All Believe
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

Can a nation choose the path of Christ and survive in this world of violence? I don’t know for sure, because I can’t think of an example of a nation that has tried. Today, March 1 ...

DRONE WATCH: Is Syria Next?
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

CIA gathering intelligence on extremists in Syria for possible drone strikes. Current and former U.S. officials have told the Los Angeles Times that the CIA is gathering ...

War Without End
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

Ten years ago, in March of 2003, Iraqis braced themselves for the anticipated “Shock and Awe” attacks that the U.S. was planning to launch against them. Ten years ago, in March of ...

On Scripture: 10 Years of War and Hopes for Peace
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 7:44am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago, the Iraq War began. Ten years marked by conflict, violence, and loss. Ten years of debate about why we went to war and why we remained. Ten years dealing with death and injury – 4,488 U.S. death ...

Lisa Sharon Harper: Staying Peaceful, Despite Circumstances - Biola University Chapel
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 4:52pm | Type: Press

March 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Biola University ...

National Cathedral hosts interfaith call to action on gun violence
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 2:00pm | Type: Press

March 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Mike Conneen ...

Religious leaders call for assault weapons ban, background checks on gun buyers
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 11:53am | Type: Press

March 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Katherine Shaver ...

DRONE WATCH: A Violation of Sovereignty
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

U.N. official warns that drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty. Following a three-day visit to Pakistan, Ben Emmerson QC, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on count ...

DRONE WATCH: Iran, U.S. Face Off Over Drone
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

Iranian jet warned away from U.S. drone. As an Iranian fighter jet approached a Predator surveillance drone over the Persian Gulf earlier this week, it was warned away by a U.S. ...

DRONE WATCH: Give Them Up, Mr. President
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Former White House chief of staff John Podesta urges President Obama to make drone documents available. In an opinion piece this morning, former Clinton White House chief of sta ...

Newtown rabbi joins interfaith gun-control campaign
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 11:13am | Type: Press

March 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Jewish Telegraphic Agency ...

DRONE WATCH: The Legal Basis for Drone Killings
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

Members of Congress ask White House for the legal basis for drone killings. Eight Members of Congress sent a letter to the president yesterday, requesting a complete report on t ...

Clergy press for assault-weapon ban
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 1:03pm | Type: Press

March 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

DRONE WATCH: The Debate Begins
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster sparks public debate. Sen. Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster last week against the administration’s drone policy brought a long-simmering debate to ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strike in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

First drone strike in nearly a month kills two. The first reported drone strike in nearly a month is said to have happened Sunday morning in the North Waziristan tribal region o ...

DRONE WATCH: In the Spotlight
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

Sen. Rand Paul helps put drone killings in the spotlight. Sen. Rand Paul took the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday morning and announced that he was filibustering the nominati ...

Say 'No' to Nukes
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 11:12am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Be a witness against the bomb--share these graphics! The Cold War is over. However, the U.S. go ...

DRONE WATCH BREAKING: Filibustering Brennan
Originally Posted: 03/06/2013 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

Sen. Rand Paul filibusters Brennan nomination over drone strikes. The Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday confirmed White House adviser John Brennan as CIA director on a 12- ...

Sandy Hook Dad Testifying Before Congress on Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

Now it's time to ask Congress to show some courage and enact sensible measures to prevent gun violence. Too many parents have already lost their children. As a mom of two sma ...

DRONE WATCH: Our Disappearing Privacy
Originally Posted: 03/05/2013 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

Drones are beginning to fill U.S. skies. The Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to begin issuing commercial drone permits in 2015, allowing for a massive use of domest ...

In God we trust. NOT GUNS (Sticker)
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Product

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Two Children Killed in Afghanistan by NATO Forces
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

THIS JUST IN — horrific news from our friends in Kabul. Over the weekend two kids, age 7 and 8, were killed by NATO forces while herding cattle in the Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan. ...

DRONE WATCH: Congressional Concern About Drone Policy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

The House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on drone policy. The House Judiciary Committee yesterday held one of the first public hearings on U.S. drone strikes, with Democrat ...

Human Flourishing: Seeking More For The Oppressed
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Press

February 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Anthony Bradley ...

DRONE WATCH: Take Their Citizenship First
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

British terror suspects stripped of citizenship, then killed by drones. While the U.S. continues to debate whether the president has legal authority to order the drone killing o ...

Ten Years After Iraq
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

We’re approaching the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq — an appropriate time to reflect upon the antiwar ferment that gripped the globe at that time. We’re approaching t ...

Defending the Gun Market
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

Opposition to gun control is about defending the gun market more than the Second Amendment. Mary Sanchez, op-ed writer for the Kansas City Star , offers in her column ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones? What Drones?
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:58pm | Type: Blog

Former White House press secretary was told not to acknowledge drone program existed. Yesterday on MSNBC’s Up w/ Chris Hayes , former White House Press Secretary Robert G ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Base in Niger
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

U.S. troops are in Niger to support a new drone base. With a short note  to the Congressional leadership, President Barack Obama announced last week that a total of 100 U ...

A Palestinian Pastor’s Advice for President Obama
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama will be visiting Israel and Palestine in March. I call on you to write to Obama and tell him that if he is coming to engage Israelis and Palestinians in talks that will lead to a just pe ...

And the Truth Shall Set You Free
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

Many young people enlist in the armed forces without understanding what they’re getting into. My county is rural and poor; jobs are scarce. Many students who lack money or grades to make college a viable optio ...

Sojourners have hard-htting message: In God (NOT GUNS) we trust
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 3:05pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Jamie Sanderson ...

Drones Are Corroding Our Nation's Soul
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

When we so disconnect our warriors from the realities of war, what does that do to their souls and to our collective soul? Do we lose sight of the horrible human cost of war? Do we become arrogant in our perce ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strikes in Afghanistan Increase
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

U.N. reports on drone strikes in Afghanistan. The U.N. mission in Afghanistan released its annual report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan on Tuesday, finding a decrease fro ...

Churches under fire for using gun classes as outreach
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Press

December 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Greg Horton ...

DRONE WATCH: Moral and Ethical Concerns
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Catholics discuss moral and ethical concerns about drone warfare. Dennis Sadowski at Catholic News Service has a good summary of the moral and ethical concerns about dro ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Over the U.S.
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Controversy over the domestic use of drones is growing. While we have been focusing on drones as weapons of war – killing by drone – controversy over the domestic use of drones ...

DRONE WATCH: From CIA to Pentagon?
Originally Posted: 02/18/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

Control of the U.S. drone program may move from the CIA to the Pentagon. The U.S. killing by drones in countries other than war zones is run by the CIA. This leads to the secrecy ...