Topic: War and Peace

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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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    Founder Eric Greitens says the lessons of Judaism have shaped his life and taught him about humanity’s duty to repair the world. More

    May 31, 2013 | Comments

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    “These are safe men. Not only will they not create conflict and violence in your community, they can help resolve it,” says Jacques Verduin. His program in San Quentin prison is helping inmates deal with the emotional pain at the root of their criminal behavior. More

    May 10, 2013 | Comments

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    “What we can do, number one, is to ensure that there’s a counter narrative, that there’s a narrative of life, of positivity,” says Haris Tarin, director the Washington office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. More

    May 3, 2013 | Comments

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    KIM LAWTON, correspondent: At the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, local students are on a field trip, learning how 50 years ago, kids around their age played a pivotal role in the struggle against segregation. One of them was … More

    April 26, 2013 | Comments

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    Faith communities in Boston and beyond should pray “for a sense of our connectedness to each other,” says Rev. Samuel Lloyd, priest-in-charge at Trinity Church in Boston’s Back Bay.  In the midst of a terrible trauma, they should be “grateful for a God of love working through all of this.” More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    A report from one of the sprawling Syrian refugee camps in Jordan describes the interfaith “burdens of hospitality” being shared by Mennonite, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and UN aid groups as thousands of Syrians cross the border every night. More

    March 8, 2013 | Comments

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