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‘Bush Has Given Christ a Bad Name’ Says Pastor in India (by Jim Wallis)

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In two recent posts, The Global Church and America’s War, and Iraq and Christian Identity, I talked about the difference between the perceptions of U.S. Christians and our sisters and brothers around the world. I recently received a powerful e-mail […]

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The Global Church and America’s War (by Jim Wallis)

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From my blogs this week, readers can rightly conclude that I believe Gen. Petraeus’ claims of modest security gains in certain sectors of Iraq do not justify extending the U.S occupation, especially when four years of occupation of Iraq have […]

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The War as They Saw It (by Duane Shank)

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Nearly a month ago, seven active-duty U.S. Army soldiers in Iraq wrote an op-ed piece in The New York Times titled, “The War as We Saw It.” Their conclusions were starkly different from those we’ve heard this week. Viewed from […]

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And the Killing Will Go On (by Jim Wallis)

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It was a big day for a general on Capitol Hill yesterday, as Gen. David Petraeus made his long-awaited “progress report” to a joint House committee. But one congressman remembered the last time a general’s testimony drew such public attention. […]

Six Found Guilty Of Trying to See Their Senator (by John Dear)

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On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, six of us were found guilty in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by a federal judge for trying to visit the office of our senator. We will be sentenced in a few weeks. It […]

A Nuclear Plank in the Eye /by Brian McLaren/

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I couldn’t sleep after watching last month’s Republican presidential forum on August 5. I was especially disturbed by the intersection of two statements made by Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo. Perhaps because he is not in the top tier of Republican […]

Distorting History /by David Cortright/

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In an attempt to scare off support for a military exit from Iraq, President Bush in a recent speech made the false claim that U.S. disengagement from Vietnam caused the killing fields in Cambodia. The price of American withdrawal, the […]

Words, Not War: Building a Bridge to Peace Between the U.S. and Iran /by Jessica Wilbanks/

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Last week’s announcement that the Bush administration is seeking to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization is the latest drumbeat in an intensifying confrontation that could lead to war. In an interview with The New York […]

Reactivity and Iraq by Brian McLaren

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In his July 20 commentary, James W. Skillen of the Center for Public Justice struck a non-partisan note of honesty and balance that I wish I heard more often. He summarized the basic narrative of the Iraq War that both […]

Franz Jagerstatter and Nagasaki by Bill Wylie-Kellermann

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Franz Jagerstatter, Austrian peasant and church janitor, is honored on August 9, the day he was executed in 1943 for his refusal to fight in Hitler’s army. As a Roman Catholic he has been declared a “martyr of the faith” […]

The Conversion of the Atomic Bombers’ Chaplain | interview with Fr. George Zabelka

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In August, 1945, Fr. George Zabelka, a Catholic chaplain with the U.S. Army Air Forces, was stationed on Tinian Island in the South Pacific. He served as priest and pastor for the airmen who dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima […]

Ginny Earnest: Hiroshima: ‘There Will Be a Man on a Streetcar’

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This sermon was preached by Ginny Earnest at a Hiroshima-Nagasaki Memorial Service hosted by Sojourners Community on August 6, 1987. For Hiroshima-Nagasaki memorial service resources, please go to Faithful Security (National Religious Partnership on the Nuclear Weapons Danger). Most Americans […]

Mitsuyoshi Toge: ‘How Could I Ever Forget That Flash’

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Mitsuyoshi Toge, born in Hiroshima in 1917, was a Catholic and a poet. He was in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city on August 6, 1945, when he was 24 years old. Toge died at the […]

Bob Francis: Bring ‘Em On

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Earlier this month marked four years since President Bush issued the following brazen pronouncement about our presence in Iraq: “There are some who feel like that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring […]

Gareth Higgins: Ray LaMontagne, Irish Car Bombs, and Business Travelers

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Ray LaMontagne’s recent album “Till the Sun Turns Black” ends with one of the most beautiful songs about peacemaking I’ve ever heard—in which he simply repeats the refrain “War is not the answer, the answer is within you” over the […]

Jim Wallis: Benedict on War

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While Pope Benedict XVI has been criticized for some of his recent statements, here’s a short speech he delivered on Sunday before the midday Angelus that is well worth reading. Noting that he is on vacation, he said, “I feel […]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: CT on ‘Bush’s Heresy’

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For those who’ll accuse me of Bush-bashing, the headline was Christianity Today‘s. Ted Olsen has an interesting round-up of conservative bloggers, mostly criticizing recent statements by Bush about his theology of foreign policy: And people have said, you know, this […]

Jim Wallis: The Catholic Bishops Respond on Iraq

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A few weeks ago, I wrote that a group of Catholic members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, asking to meet with the bishops to discuss mobilizing the church to end the war in […]

Jim Wallis: The Timetable Begins Now

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In the few weeks of the defense authorization debate in the Senate, Republican senators began falling like dominoes—Chuck Hagel (NE), Susan Collins (ME), Richard Lugar (IN), George Voinovich (OH), Pete Domenici (NM), Olympia Snowe (ME), and even John Warner (VA) […]

Eda Uca: Testifying of the Nonviolent Jesus

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We don’t need another election. We need an exorcism. It is this that leads me from vigil to vigil and I burned with it on the evening of March 16, when I participated in nonviolent civil resistance and was arrested […]

Logan Laituri: Vatican to Venerate Conscientious Objector

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Many conscientious service members have been speaking out despite an often oppressive and unforgiving atmosphere. Some of us have even been persecuted and attacked while exercising our civic duty of speaking truth to power in times of moral crises. The […]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Reality Check

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Reading about the Republican Party’s crumbling support for the Iraq war (a few years late and many billion dollars short), two quotes jumped out at me: “I fully understand that when you watch the violence on TV every night, people […]

Jim Wallis: ‘Peace Cannot Simply Exist as an Ideal’

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Last week, in a little-noticed story, a group of Catholic members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, asking the bishops to help mobilize the church toward ending the war in Iraq. The letter was […]

Bob Francis: A Reluctant Patriot

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Memorial Day has always been one of the most important holidays for my family. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I am from what can safely be called a military family, with my father, one grandfather, and five […]

William Cavanaugh: Moral Reasoning or Just Trust the President?

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History does not tend to be kind to Christian theologians who demand war. Peter Steinfels recently called attention to a contemporary history lesson drawn in an ongoing debate between Catholic neo-cons who have supported the Iraq war and the popes […]

Wes Granberg-Michaelson: Four Lessons from Vietnam

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The showdown between Congress and the president this month around the funding for the Iraq war isn’t the first of its kind. We’ve been here before, and we need not walk blindly down rhetorical dead ends. In 1970, well into […]

Bruce Whitfield: Oppose All ‘War-Mongering’

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I have often felt that the U.S. has been duped into making Muslims the enemy du jour. It’s clear that the business with the Shah of Iran effected a major change in U.S.-Muslim relations. Before that they were our fierce […]

Sue Badeau: The Defeat of Victory

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In the cacophony of words and voices swirling around the president’s veto of the Iraq bill this week, two words stood out to me – “victory” and “defeat.” Opponents of the bill call it a timetable for defeat and urge […]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Tell Us the Mission

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Four years after George W. Bush landed on an aircraft carrier and declared victory in Iraq in front of a banner that said, “Mission Accomplished,” spoken word artist Steven Connell asks what has and hasn’t been accomplished. Steven has teamed […]

Diana Butler Bass: ‘Elaborate Lies’

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Two events this week should cause all Christians to stop and consider the relationship between truth and war. Both the congressional hearings in the Tillman/Lynch cases and the Bill Moyers PBS special about the media and Iraq point out one […]

Tony Campolo: Religious Leaders Propose a Way Out of Iraq

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Charles De Gaulle once said that politics is far too serious to be left in the hands of politicians. I agree! The politicians in Washington are painfully divided over what should be done about the war in Iraq. The Republicans […]

Duane Shank: Remembering the Past

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Philosopher George Santayana is credited with the saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Over on The Huffington Post this morning, there is an excellent example of the truth of that statement. Robert F. Kennedy, […]

Chuck Gutenson: Taking Radical Islam Seriously

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I was recently engaged in conversation with a friend who recounted an interesting dialog. He was being asked a number of questions about Islam. Since it was unclear where the questioner was heading, my friend asked. The response went something […]

Jim Wallis: Not Another Dime

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Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is known as the “conscience of the House.” He was the young civil rights leader who was beaten, nearly to death, on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on the infamous “Bloody Sunday” that led […]

Jim Wallis: Ending the War is a Matter of Faith

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Several thousand Christians from around the country will gather at the Washington National Cathedral this evening for a Christian Peace Witness for Iraq worship service, followed by a candlelight procession to the White House. This is an excerpt from the […]

Chuck Gutenson: Iran, Neocons, and Christianity

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There are some articles that one should not have to write. The thesis they defend should be so obvious that setting it forward should be unnecessary. However, there has been a remarkable degree of saber-rattling toward Iran over the last […]

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Audio: Jim Wallis on "Value Voters" on The Tavis Smiley Show
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