Topic: War and Peace

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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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    “Is there just cause and right intention? Yes, there’s a grave public evil with a chemical weapons attack. But on criteria of last resort, proportional response, probability of success, this strike idea really falls short of the mark.” More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    “There is a lot of irony in the fact that the monk Wirathu and his followers are using fear in order to incite acts of violence that are precisely against the spirit of so much Buddhist teaching,” says Eyal Aviv, a professor of religious studies and international affairs at George Washington University. More

    August 22, 2013 | Comments

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    “You can not have a peace without justice. So we learned to defend not only ourselves, we were taught to defend the defenseless,” says U.S. Army officer Major Kamal Kalsi. More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    In the wake of terrorist bombings by British-born Muslims in 2005, the British government set up an initiative called Prevent to engage with the Islamic community and to intervene before a person became radicalized. But many British Muslims feel that the policy amounts to religious profiling, and others have criticized Prevent for being misguided and ineffective. More

    July 19, 2013 | Comments

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    “We play to the heartbeat. That’s our mutual beat. Everybody has their heartbeat, and it’s the rhythm that is unifying us.” More

    July 3, 2013 | Comments

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    “Let the souls of the millions who have died speak to us and speak through us,” said Rabbi Bruce Lustig of the large public art installation that raises awareness of ongoing genocides and mass atrocities. “We all share the same bones. No matter your creed, no matter your color, we are all created in the image of God.” More

    June 28, 2013 | Comments

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    After an IRA explosion in 1987 terrorized the community of Enniskillen, killed 11 Protestants, and injured scores of others, Gordon Wilson, father of one victim, said he forgave the bombers and prayed for the grace to continue to do so. Will the members of the G8 summit meeting in Northern Ireland be able to draw on a similar spirit of peace and reconciliation? More

    June 14, 2013 | Comments

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