Interdependence Day

Interdependence Day

Lindsey Paris-Lopez will not celebrate Independence Day. Instead, she "will celebrate our interdependence, our need and responsibility for each other," and "repent of the damage that individualism and American exceptionalism are causing at home and all over the world." Happy Interdependence Day.

Absolute Power

Absolute Power

As the US prepares to celebrate "liberty and justice for all," Robert Koehler reflects on the dark secrets of our nation: black sites, torture, war. "The darkest, most highly classified secret of all is that we’re always at war and we always will be."

An Honest Prayer

An Honest Prayer

In the wake of the Charleston massacre, Matthew Distefano makes an honest prayer asking God to help all of us do our part to end racism and the satanic powers of oppression. Let us join the prayer and "confront these powers and principalities boldly."

What Will We Learn?

What Will We Learn?

The Charleston massacre has Frances Fuller remembering the young men she knew in the Middle East who committed acts of terror. Young men who were products of situations, cultures, families, worlds entangled in violence "Dylann Roof ... did not get where he is all alone. None of us ever has," she reminds us. She asks, in the wake of this tragedy, "What will we learn?"

Before The Dawn

Before The Dawn

Before the dawn, Kathy Kelly wakes to enjoy a Ramadan breakfast with the Afghan Peace Volunteers before fasting. She reflects, in these dangerous times, "were the sun to truly rise upon the U.S.... we would have to share much of our wealth with a suffering world. ... U.S. people must know that life in the daylight might also be the start of an unaccustomed fast. "

Demons of War: Recovery from Moral Injury

Demons of War: Recovery from Moral Injury

"Soldiers have suffered enough moral injury. We need to take responsibility for our own." Adam Ericksen helps us transcend the demons of war and scapegoating and work toward healing for all.

Politics & Pop Culture

Interdependence Day

Lindsey Paris-Lopez will not celebrate Independence Day. Instead, she "will celebrate our interdependence, our need and responsibility for each other," and "repent of the damage that individualism and American exceptionalism are causing at home and all over the world." Happy Interdependence Day.
July 3, 2015 1 comments

Religion

Peace & Violence

Absolute Power

As the US prepares to celebrate "liberty and justice for all," Robert Koehler reflects on the dark secrets of our nation: black sites, torture, war. "The darkest, most highly classified secret of all is that we’re always at war and we always will be."
July 2, 2015 0 comments

Relationships & Family Life