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A Flood of Violence: Is It Divine or Human?

Are you troubled by the flood story in Genesis? So is Adam Ericksen. In his latest article, Adam explores another biblical flood story that warns us of our own violence. Will we drown in human violence, or will we find the way of nonviolent love?

"I Will Keep You In Suspense": Trump's Reckless Break With History

The first hotly-contested election between two political parties, led by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, ended with civility and a peaceful transfer of power, Dr. Tracy McKenzie reminds us. Donald Trump's potential dismissal of this tradition that has preserved our union is frightening.

Islam and Violence: Debunking the Myths with Dr. Asma Afsaruddin

"Imagine if Muslims and non-Muslims alike embraced the incredible witness to peace and nonviolence that characterized the first generations of followers of Muhammad." Suzanne Ross will host Dr. Asma Afsaruddin in dialogue on Friday, Oct. 28 at 1 PM CT, and you're invited to the discussion. We will not only imagine an interfaith witness to peace; with your help, we will embody one!

Conversation with Brian McLaren: Voting Christian Values – Seeking a Better Way

Brian McLaren, influential Christian author, speaker, and activist, joined us for a conversation about his latest book "The Great Spiritual Migration" and politics. Brian stated, "In the current political campaigns, the focus is so much on winning that we poison the whole system. We make it harder for anyone to govern when the election is over. We have to find a way to protest and disagree in a spirit of love."

Questions for the Candidates... and Ourselves

Lindsey Paris-Lopez has some questions for the candidates -- and all of us -- to make our nation and our world a more compassionate place.

Faith and Families: Who Is God? Christianity and Islam

In his latest Faith and Families video, Adam Ericksen compares Christianity's view of God's love with Islam's view of God's mercy. He also provides and art project for families that will remind us of the God who is love and mercy.

Commander In Chief

Robert Koehler is not looking for a new "commander in chief," unless whoever it turns out to be is someone who will relinguish the military title and lead our nation out of its mindset of perpetual war. "The big hole in this democracy is not the candidates; it’s the bedrock, founding belief that the rest of the world is our potential enemy, that war with someone is always inevitable and only a strong military will keep us safe."
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