Topic: War and Peace

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    “Peace requires that we nurture each other…you have to live with this community ethic where you recognize…that we are deeply interconnected,” says Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. More

    December 20, 2013 | Comments

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    At New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, where Lincoln rented a pew and attended services, tutors and students recite the brief but eloquent speech that has come to be regarded as quite mystical in meaning. It puts forward both a language of responsibility and a moral vision of new life for the nation. More

    November 27, 2013 | Comments

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    “You had people watching synagogues burn. You had people looting business that had been plundered. You had people joining in on the violence.” More

    November 8, 2013 | Comments

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    Kristallnacht, says this historian who directs the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, was a pogrom, an escalation of violence against the Jewish population at a time when America was heavily isolationist: “There were a variety of factors that made people turn away from actively helping the Jews just as they really needed the help the most.” More

    November 8, 2013 | Comments

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    Out of the ashes and rubble of World War II a ministry of forgiveness, peace and reconciliation was born “to heal the wounds of history.” More

    November 8, 2013 | Comments

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    In this predominantly Muslim nation, religious extremism and resentment of the West both contribute to violence against Pakistani Christians. “We feel most of the time we are not equal. Not only not equal, but the growing feeling is that we are not even wanted,” says the Catholic archbishop of Karachi. More

    September 27, 2013 | Comments

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    This modern artist’s body of work was based on the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish Jesus, often depicted with tallit and phylacteries. More

    September 20, 2013 | Comments

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    “It is only the threat of force that has brought the Syrians to this point, a point that they’ve resisted for decades,” says Brookings Institution senior fellow William Galston. “So it is unrealistic to forswear the use of force unless and until an agreement can be reached.” More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “I think the missile strike doesn’t do the most essential thing, which is saving the people of Syria. And we could do more if we spent the money we’re spending on bombs on caring for the refugees,” says Father Drew Christiansen. More

    September 6, 2013 | Comments

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    A growing movement is renewing calls to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, citing concerns about the treatment of detainees. “We need to understand what detention centers of that sort do to the moral fabric and psychic fabric of a soul. They are killing,” says Nancy Sherman, author of The Untold War. More

    September 6, 2013 | Comments

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