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Iraq and North Korea: The Lies We All Believe
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 4:02pm | 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 - 10:10am | 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 - 12:27pm | 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 - 6:44am | 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 - 3:52pm | 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 - 1:00pm | 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 - 10:53am | Type: Press

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

DRONE WATCH: A Violation of Sovereignty
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:24am | 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 - 10:25am | 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 - 10:26am | 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 - 10:13am | 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 - 2:45pm | 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 - 12:03pm | Type: Press

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

DRONE WATCH: The Debate Begins
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:42am | 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 - 10:22am | 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 - 3:05pm | 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 - 10:12am | 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 - 1:48pm | 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 - 9:18am | 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 - 3:48pm | 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 - 3:08pm | Type: Product

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Two Children Killed in Afghanistan by NATO Forces
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 7:52am | 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 - 11:05am | 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 - 10:55am | Type: Press

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

DRONE WATCH: Take Their Citizenship First
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 11:06am | 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 - 2:22pm | 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 - 10:30am | 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 - 4:58pm | 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 - 10:28am | 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 - 1:19pm | 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 - 9:48am | 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 - 2:05pm | Type: Press

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

Drones Are Corroding Our Nation's Soul
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 9:22am | 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 - 3:42pm | 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 - 3:49pm | Type: Press

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

DRONE WATCH: Moral and Ethical Concerns
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 9:28am | 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 - 9:58am | 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 - 1:52pm | 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 ...

Namibia-Angola War Retrospectives
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

As President Obama prepares to travel to Israel and Palestine, we can hope and pray that models such as the ones found along the Okavango River in Namibia/Angola will inspire local Syrians and Israelis beside ...

Nearly 50 People Murdered in Chicago and No One Gives a *&%^$
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

Chicago is weeping from the emotional exhaustion of having to bury too many youth who have been murdered. My city of Chicago, known as the City with Big Shoulders, is now on its k ...

Gun Violence: How Valuable is a Life?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:23am | Type: Blog

What about all the images of God erased from our lives and families every year through gun violence in the U.S.? Earlier this month, my friend and colleague,  Richard Twiss , co ...

Lay Down Your Arms and Take a Stand
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

In this fight, the individual with the loaded AK-47 rifle may be only slightly less dangerous than the passive citizen, the average person who may think "something should be done about guns,” but fails to ...

Christians: Gun Violence is Our Issue
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Once we establish that gun violence is "our issue," once we have established solidarity, organization has a platform. Newtown is us, but so is Chicago. A well-known rest ...

DRONE WATCH: The Drone Medal
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

The Pentagon is creating a new medal for drone pilots and others not physically in a war zone. Military medals have historically been given for exceptional bravery in combat. But ...

DRONE WATCH: Brennan Vote Delayed
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

Committee delays confirmation vote on John Brennan while seeking additional drone information. As the drone debate continues, the Senate Intelligence Committee is delaying a confi ...

Out of Control Partisanship
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 2:01pm | Type: Blog

Former Senator Dick Lugar speaks of Washington partisanship. Like former Sen. Chuck Hagel, Richard Lugar is a moderate-to-conservative Midwest Republican. Lugar was defeated in a ...

An Ash Wednesday Question
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:25am | Type: Blog

“ (Gospel of Matthew 26:47-52) In Luke’s version of the arrest, Jesus tells the disciple  ‘No ...

Mind and Body
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 9:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg An extended interview with addiction-recovery worker Jim Balmer. Did you like our March is ...

A Pledge of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 9:58am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors This pledge, which draws on one used by Mahatma Gandhi's independence campaign in India, was used in the U.S. civil righ ...

'A World Without Nuclear Weapons'
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 9:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice The way to stop is to stop.   HOW MANY NUCLEAR weapons make us "safe"? At the height ...