Religion

Conflict and Justice in Donald Trump’s America – Part 3

Like many Americans, I have been lost in a swirl of emotion, confusion, shock and dread since 3am on November 9th, 2016, when Donald J. Trump was deemed the President-Elect of the United States of America. Let me repeat that: The United States of America. Trump won by winning the Electoral College vote 290-232 but losing the popular vote by over a million ballots. Here’s a Nine-Point Strategy for Progressive Resistance, Resolution and Reconciliation.

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Conflict and Justice in Donald Trump’s America – Part 2

Like many Americans, I have been lost in a swirl of emotion, confusion, shock and dread since 3am on November 9th, 2016, when Donald J. Trump was deemed the President-Elect of the United States of America. Let me repeat that: The United States of America. Trump won by winning the Electoral College vote 290-232 but losing the popular vote by over a million ballots. Here’s a Nine-Point Strategy for Progressive Resistance, Resolution and Reconciliation.

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Conflict and Justice in Donald Trump’s America – Part 1

Like many Americans, I have been lost in a swirl of emotion, confusion, shock and dread since 3am on November 9th, 2016, when Donald J. Trump was deemed the President-Elect of the United States of America. Let me repeat that: The United States of America. Trump won by winning the Electoral College vote 290-232 but losing the popular vote by over a million ballots. Here’s a Nine-Point Strategy for Progressive Resistance, Resolution and Reconciliation.

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Young People From Middle East Play, Eat and Argue Together

Roy Cohen believes for real harmony to prevail in the Middle East, it will take peace between people, not just between governments. “It was a bureaucratic peace with Egypt,” said the Israeli Jew. “I hope peace would be something between people, not just governments. Not just ‘We give them Gaza, and now we don’t have to look at them anymore.'”

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Two Years Later, Jasper Builds a Legacy of Racial Harmony – Part 2

If prayers can absolve a community of murder, it will happen here… Jasper observes a grim anniversary this week. On June 7, it will be two years since three white men abducted a 49-year-old black man, chained his ankles to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him to his death along 3 miles of logging road, rending his body and clothing into 74 pieces. Two of the men were Jasper residents, and so was their victim, James Byrd Jr.

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Two Years Later, Jasper Builds a Legacy of Racial Harmony – Part 1

If prayers can absolve a community of murder, it will happen here… Jasper observes a grim anniversary this week. On June 7, it will be two years since three white men abducted a 49-year-old black man, chained his ankles to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him to his death along 3 miles of logging road, rending his body and clothing into 74 pieces. Two of the men were Jasper residents, and so was their victim, James Byrd Jr.

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Mediation Sought by Former Mars Hill Church Members and Donors

Church members and donors are requesting mediation with church to accomplish a number of goals: “full financial transparency, an acknowledgment of and some form of restitution for those harmed by Mars Hill, the release of the Board of Elders investigative report of the charges against the former Mars Hill pastor, Mark Driscoll, and an acknowledgment that Driscoll was found to be disqualified.”

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Catholic Strategic Peacebuilding: The Unique Role of the Laity Part 2

Fr. Kenneth Himes from Boston College describes the Catholic notion of peace on three levels: the peace that will come when Jesus returns in the Second Coming; the inner peace that results from spiritual communion with God; and the political peace that is intrinsic to Christ’s vision of the Kingdom of God, a vision that points to the original intention of God as illustrated in the Creation Story of the Garden of Eden.

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Scapegoating

In the West, the earliest use of the term “scapegoat” can be found in early Judaic ritual described in the Bible’s Book of Leviticus. The passage goes something like this.

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Catholic Strategic Peacebuilding: The Unique Role of the Laity Part 1

To understand the growing role of the Catholic Church in promoting peace, we must begin by defining strategic peacebuilding. Strategic Peacebuilding (SPB) is a comprehensive approach to conflict transformation that analyzes and interfaces with the peace process before, during and after violence. “It seeks to prevent, engage, reduce, transform and help communities move beyond violence in all forms…”

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