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Centennial of a Cartoon

A “political cartoon by Art Young depicting Jesus on a wanted-poster. First published in The Masses in 1917.” Young was taken to court twice by the federal government under the Espionage Act for allegedly obstructing enlistment (World War I) via his cartoons. 147 more words

History

'Star Wars', Nonviolence, and the Desire to Withdraw

Note: Expect mild spoilers for the plot of Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi here!

A week ago from today, I saw Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi  1,318 more words

Emotions

A Very Suffrage Christmas

Merry Christmas! I hope you are having a lovely peaceful time off work (*fingers crossed*), and are eating TONNES of mince pies. I hope your Christmas tree is topped with a beautiful decoration, and you’ve watched WAY too many cheesy festive flicks. 1,282 more words

History

“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” —Martin Luther King, Jr… 324 more words

Sobriety

Re-Baptized Through Liberation

A social media re-post from Mark Van Steenwyk, executive director of The Center for Prophetic Imagination (November 20, 2017):

Any anabaptist theology that isn’t re-baptized through liberation theology reinforces oppression. 146 more words

Subverting Empire

The risk of prosecution for distributing pacifist leaflets

The Reading branch of the Women’s Peace Crusade had been formed in August 1917 by representatives of groups including the Quakers, and suffrage and left wing organisations. 109 more words

Life On The Home Front