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Annual Assembly: Peace, Pies & Prophets, March 14

This fun-filled event will be held at Washington City Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina Ave, SE Washington, DC at 7:00 pm on March 14. Admission is free and open to the public. Pie auction proceeds and a free will offering will benefit Christian Peacemaker Teams.

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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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Highlights

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 […]

Spring Rising: March 18-21 in DC

Four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins; rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ “shock and awe” attack on Iraq and its invasion and occupation in a completely illegitimate, immoral war. Together we will use this time to oppose the plans and calls for growing military intervention.

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Features

Bill Frankel–Streit Speaks at Anti-Drone Protest

We stand on the shoulders of Giants. New Testament language: A great cloud of Witnesses. What kept them going? We can’t be them. We have to find our own source. Be who we are. We get a clue from one of those giants, Dan Berrigan.

From Argentina: Prayer and Prison

The following is an excerpt from a letter written by Patrick Rice, an Irish-born worker priest and superior of the Little Brothers of Charles de Foucauld, to his fraternity. After working among the poor in that country for several years, he was arrested in October 1976 as a “subversive.” He was held for some weeks […]

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