Playing War in Syria

As President Trump launches air strikes on Syria, Robert Koehler laments the nation's unquestioning attitude on military action that destroys thousands of unseen lives, and recalls a time when another president "gave peace political traction."As President Trump launches air strikes on Syria, Robert Koehler laments the nation's unquestioning attitude on military action that destroys thousands of unseen lives, and recalls a time when another president "gave peace political traction."

Lynchings Past and Present

The opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice has Robert Koehler reflecting on lynchings past and present, determined to bring our nation to face the shameful truth of its past and present in order to build a more just and compassionate future.

Who Calls Anyone Civilized?

Peace activist Cathy Breen is overcome with emotion as she contemplates 15 years of war in Iraq and the devastation, pain and loss she has witnessed up close. She speaks with families who fear that Iraq has been forgotten by the world while war rages on.

Change is Coming

Robert Koehler marched for all of our lives this past Saturday. "Gun regulations, even repeal of the Second Amendment, are bandages over the wound. ... This emerging movement must address the whole spectrum of violence" by "looking institutional dehumanization straight in the eye."

Normalizing Violence

Our cultural complacency with violence -- from mass shootings to acts of war -- is finally giving way to a determination for change, led by our nation's youth. Robert Koehler sees the emergence of a new Civil Rights Movement, in which we are struggling to gain our freedom from violence.

Breaking the ICE

The time has come to abolish not only ICE and it's terrorizing of immigrants, but to abolish the spirit of othering and dehumanization that keeps our nation in a state of domestic war, Robert Koehler asserts.