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Budgeting for the Good War, for 75 Years

World War II never ended, Robert Koehler reflects, but merely warped into the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, the first Gulf War, and now the Global War on Terror. War is the perpetual status quo... but could this crazy election cycle catalyze a wake-up call to the citizenry to "bring the war dollars home" and finally bring war to an end?

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."

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."

Parenting During a Political Crisis

In this time of political crisis, Suzanne Ross cautions us not to elevate our own suffering above that of others. When we claim the mantle of "greatest victim," we insulate ourselves from the needs of others, exasperating our divisions rather than healing. Here are 3 ways to elevate the political discourse as we guide our children, and ourselves, through these trying times.