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Martin Luther King, Jr. accepts the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” isaiah 11:6

Sobriety

A People Without a Temple: Pentecostals, Nonviolence and the Chilean-Mapuche Conflict

by Elvis Castro Lagos.

On June 9, 2016, while a small Evangelical congregation in a rural area, about 2 miles from Temuco, La Araucanía, in Chile, was celebrating an evening service, a group of at least 5 people broke in, and shooting in the air with heavy guns drove the parishioners violently out of the building, proceeding to put it to fire. 1,498 more words

Spirituality

Christians and Violence: Seven Tough Questions and Responses

The first time I heard about Christian nonviolence, I thought it was ridiculous.

My struggle with Christian nonviolence was a result of the multitude of questions the stance generates. 3,005 more words

America

Death Penalty: Contrary to Gospel

Today Pope Francis spoke strongly and and clearly about the death penalty, affirming the dignity of life and the human person and ultimately the Gospel.  We will continue to pray and work for its end in Alabama.

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The Nonviolent Atonement // J. Denny Weaver.

Inspired by John Howard Yoder and the pacifist tradition, J. Denny Weaver revisits in this second edition the perceived need for a “nonviolent atonement.” Incubated for more than 25 years of reflection, Weaver presents “Narrative  265 more words

Book Review

Let's do this thing...

It is abundantly clear that the current administration intends to make good on its racist promises to “secure” the United States by targeting refugees, immigrants, and Muslims. 113 more words

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