Ramadan and Eid: Cultivating Empathy; Celebrating Compassion

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On Eid al-Fitr, Lindsey Paris-Lopez mourns the violence of Islamophobia and prays that we can all learn the lessons of empathy Ramadan teaches.

Wonder Woman and the Myth of Redemptive Violence - The RavenCast

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The hit movie Wonder Woman is not simply a violent movie. It's a movie about the dangers of violence. Watch or listen to the latest episode of the RavenCast as Suzanne Ross and Adam Ericksen explain why Wonder Woman is asking all the right questions about violence.

When the Detainee Is American...

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Mourning the death of Otto Warmbier by torture in North Korea, Robert Koehler also mourns US hypocrisy as we torture and wage war around the world.

"Would You Like a Drink of Water?" Please Ask a Yemeni Child

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Kathy Kelly invokes President Eisenhower's "Cross of Iron Speech" to remind us of our interconnection and the human cost of war as the United States, the only nation to ever launch nuclear weapons, boycotts the international meeting to ban nuclear weapons even as it continues war against the world's most impoverished people in Yemen.

Hands Off My Story! Truth, Lies, and Cultural Appropriation

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Suzanne Ross on Cultural Appropriation: Cultures are shared by victims and oppressors. The question isn't "Whose story is it?" but "Can victims and oppressors tell the truth together?"

Feed the Hungry, Treat the Sick: A Crucial Training

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Military training won't stop the tragedy of civilian casualties in Yemen. Kathy Kelly suggests something that will: stop the wars and focus on human need.

Wonder Woman and the Myth of Redemptive Violence – The RavenCast

The hit movie Wonder Woman is not simply a violent movie. It's a movie about the dangers of violence. Watch or listen to the latest episode of the RavenCast as Suzanne Ross and Adam Ericksen explain why Wonder Woman is asking all the right questions about violence.
June 23, 2017 0 comments

Forming Faith with Families: Psalm 8 – Biblical Nonviolence

There's a lot of violence in the Bible. No surprise, says Adam Ericksen. But it might surprise us that there's a strand of nonviolence that runs throughout the Bible. Psalm 8 is one important example of the Bible's nonviolent ethic that has important implications for our times. Discover more in Adam's latest article.
June 8, 2017 0 comments