Hijab for Lent

As a Lenten discipline, Lindsey Paris-Lopez will wear hijab in solidarity with Muslims experiencing violence at home and abroad. Jesus, after all, is Embodied Solidarity, and Lindsey hopes that wearing the headscarf will promote interfaith dialogue and peace as she follows Jesus in the way of compassion.

Costa Rica’s Peace Journey

“Our best defense is to be defenseless,” former Costa Rican President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias says at one point in the film. “Not having an army doesn’t make you weaker, but stronger. . . . The political opinion of the world is our army.” Robert Koehler eagerly anticipates Chicago's 9th Annual "Peace on Earth Film Festival" featuring the extraordinary story of Costa Rica's abolition of its army and the security that has followed in "A Bold Peace."