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From Just War to Just Peace: The Time Is Now

For us as Christians, the most fundamental objection to the just war tradition is that it is incompatible with the teaching and example of Jesus, who showed us how to love and forgive our enemies and who rejected the use of violence even to defend his own life.

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End Drone Warfare Now!

We decry our government’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) as the new face of war. Under the U.N. Charter, a member state may use military force only in defense to an armed attack or with the authorization of the Security Council. We call for an immediate end to the use of armed drones.

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Back to the Future: The Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928

Not many people–and surely not many Americans–know that in 1928, the US and 64 other nations joined in “a frank renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy”: the Kellogg-Briand Pact. This footnote in history deserves to be better known for many reasons. It was a powerful expression of the loss, grief, and dismay that many experienced after World War I and the determination national leaders shared to avoid its future re-enactment.

Questioning the Portrayal of the Movie, “The Interview” in the Media

By LuAnn Mostello First, let me say that I love to go to movies. Second, let me qualify this — I prefer going to good movies. Third, the following is not a movie review. In these last few weeks, the Sony film, “The Interview” has been the topic of controversy. So far I’ve heard that […]

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Huong: A Portrait of the Artist as a Peacemaker

As a refugee, I belong to the fourth world, the people who have no country. I was born in Vietnam in 1950, at the beginning of the Vietnam War. I became a refugee for the first time at age four, moving from North Vietnam to South Vietnam when the country was divided. I went to […]

Nonviolence – Jesus’ Third Way

Jesus’ teachings about loving one’s enemies and turning the other cheek have nothing to do with being passive in the face of injustice or acquiescing to evil. Rather, they have everything to do with standing up to evil and injustice, offering a “third way” to respond to conflict other than fighting back violently or running away.

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