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As we look forward to the future with hope, Lindsey Paris-Lopez outlines three guiding principles to create lasting, impactful change for the better.

From the archives: Lindsey Paris-Lopez takes us to the Sermon on the Mount for a message of hope that is more timely and relevant than ever.

Suzanne Ross takes you out of your comfort zone as she examines two instances of goodness gone bad, and offers three ways to practice authentic goodness.

In this featured guest post, Nonviolent Peaceforce co-founder Mel Duncan explores how we can approach conflict without taking sides in a world divided by partisanship.

America’s response to September 11, 2001 was scapegoating and violence. Lindsey Paris-Lopez explains how these tools will never bring lasting peace using the Bible story of Jonah and the Whale.

The theological and practical case for prison reform and restorative justice is grounded in the truth revealed by Jesus. He demonstrated how punitive and sacrificial systems reinforce rather than quell violence explains Lindsey Paris-Lopez.

Portlander, protestor, and Pastor Adam Ericksen reveals the sacrificial system operating in Portland and throughout America.

In unprecedented times, the Islamic holiday Eid Al Adha (also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”) can’t be celebrated according to tradition. Lindsey Paris-Lopez ponders on sacrifice, community, and calls for empathy as we all embark on a pilgrimage to find compassion within ourselves.

Asking, “How would Jesus police?,” Lindsey Paris-Lopez reframes our understanding of service and protection through the lens of mercy, not sacrifice.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez draws on Martin Luther King Jr.’s triple evils – racism, militarism, and materialism – as the three pillars of American exceptionalism then offers ways to transform them.