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Police Brutality and Christian Pacifist Silence

When it comes right down to it, Anabaptist Christians can never justify siding with the police over a civilian. We are pacifist. It is a fundamental tenet of our faith that there is always an alternative to violence and that, as people of faith, we ought to seek it. 778 more words

Mennonite

Subverting the Japanese Peace Constitution undermines Hiroshima Day 2015 and the peace loving desires of the Japanese people

Subverting the Japanese Peace Constitution undermines Hiroshima Day 2015 and the peace loving desires of the Japanese people .

Kevin P Clements

National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. 1,145 more words

Abe

Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers, by Michael G. Long ***-****

I confess I was intrigued by the title and description of this biography. Mr. Rogers came on television when I was entering adolescence, and so I didn’t watch it for myself. 956 more words

Biography

“In a world that wants us to be angry, bitter, selfish and vile, I realized that the truest form of rebellion is uncompromising righteousness. In this day and age, I believe that a true rebel does not run the streets with a weapon yelling stuff.

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Quotes

Life Imitating GATE: Diet Votes to Expand JSDF's Role

Rambling observational commentary follows.

The fictional Japanese military of countless anime throughout the years have been typically portrayed as serving in a strictly defensive capacity: only allowing the use of arms if directly attacked. 332 more words

News

Weapons, Part One: Natural Conditions

In The Great Republic, personal defence is enshrined in the constitutional arrangement of the state, via the established right to keep and bear arms. Once it was so here in the UK, at least in practice… 1,228 more words

Self Defence

MC USA's "Membership Guidelines," part one: A history

Ted Grimsrud—July 15, 2015

Mennonite Church USA had its biennial general assembly in Kansas City the week of the Fourth of July. Most of the attention before and afterwards seems to have been paid to the discussion of whether the denomination should strengthen the role of the… 2,150 more words

Peace Theology