Jesus, Justice, and Charlottesville

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The racism on display in Charlottesville has many screaming for justice. Adam Ericksen claims that true justice means more than denouncing the KKK. We must take a long look at the American stories that have fostered racism. Only then can we, like Jesus, tell a new story based on God's justice.

A Raven Summer: Media Fast for Peace

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With gratitude to our readers, the Raven team is taking a month-long break from posting articles to cultivate peace within ourselves. See you Aug. 15!

Expanding Empathy: A Reflection on Peacemaking Upon Listening to Veterans

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An interfaith vigil expanded Lindsey Paris-Lopez's empathy for veterans and soldiers, even as she prays humanity will expand its empathy and abolish war.

Nukes and the Global Schism

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The 9 nuclear nations boycotted the U.N. negotiations to ban nuclear weapons. Yet the ban passed, and Robert Koehler is hopeful for a future without nukes.

"Ain't No Such Thing As A Just War" -- Ben Salmon, WWI Resister

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Inspired by WWI conscientious objector Ben Salmon, Kathy Kelly encourages us to "Imagine if equivalent energies [to those used to make war] were devoted to promoting means and methods of nonviolence, along with ways to end the war against the environment and creation of “green” jobs among Chicago’s youngest generations."

The Prophet Jeremiah Seeks Social Justice - The RavenCast

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What wisdom do the ancient prophets provide for us? In the latest episode of the RavenCast, Adam Ericksen tells the story of the prophet Jeremiah and his search for social justice.

Jesus, Justice, and Charlottesville

The racism on display in Charlottesville has many screaming for justice. Adam Ericksen claims that true justice means more than denouncing the KKK. We must take a long look at the American stories that have fostered racism. Only then can we, like Jesus, tell a new story based on God's justice.
August 15, 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