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From Afghanistan to My Mother and the Child in Everyone

When the United States dropped the "Mother of All Bombs" on Afghanistan, Dr. Hakim knew he had to speak out. In a letter to his own mother, he speaks of the abnormality of war and the hope for peace in the people of Afghanistan, particularly the Afghan Peace Volunteers. Though the nonviolent majority is "illiterate in nonviolence," Dr. Hakim and APV are transforming that illiteracy by teaching and living peace, so one day the whole world will say "Enough!" to war.

War Lies and Memorial Day Truth

"The only way to honor those who lost their lives in war is to stop the cycle of lies that sacrifice human beings on the altar of militarism." On Memorial Day, join Lindsey Paris-Lopez in honoring the dead by renouncing war lies, repenting of violence, and refusing to sacrifice anyone else.

Easter Executions: Are We Really Ready for New Life in Christ?

Lindsey Paris-Lopez understands that the death penalty can bring a sense of closure. But the peace it promises is based on the lie that some violence is righteous and some people are beyond redemption. On the cross, Jesus's outstretched arms embraced even killers in mercy. God's love empowers us to transform cycles of violence and dehumanization that the death penalty perpetuates.

A Public Plan for Peace

Robert Koehler fears that endless war has become so integral to American policy that it goes nearly unnoticed, institutionalized and framed by a compliant media. Trump's presidency, in its bellicose recklessness, may also be awakening the American public to the danger of perpetual war. But, "The resistance has to go deeper than Trump. At its center we need a public plan for peace."