Peace and Justice
Meet the Refreshing Evangelical Who’s Leading a Revival—of “the Common Good”
by Sarah van GelderMay 30, 2013
- Pastor Jim Wallis has been arrested for protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, builds bridges between polarized politicians, and pushes Christians to worry less about gay marriage and more about justice. And even better—there’s a whole new generation following his lead.
A Roadmap to a World Without Drone Proliferation?
by Ken ButiganMay 30, 2013
- It’s not too late to forge a drone-free future. International treaties have already helped ban landmines and nuclear weapons testing—and could mitigate drone warfare’s worst atrocities.
How a Radical Group of American Nuns Shook Up the Vatican to Better the World
by Valerie SchloredtMay 21, 2013
- “Band of Sisters” shows why a humble group of women fell under Vatican investigation for seeing the causes—not just the symptoms—of injustice.
Nerds, Jocks & Conscientious Objectors: The Hidden World of Israel’s High School War Resisters
by Sarah LazareMay 16, 2013
- High school's tough enough without having to face prison time for refusing to serve an occupation you know is wrong.
Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?
by Frances Moore LappeApr 18, 2013
- Feelings of fear and powerlessness are driving the cycle of violence that surrounds us. To change that, we need to recognize that we need each other to thrive as individuals.
Pope Francis: Good News for the Global South?
by Jim WallisMar 15, 2013
- The first pope chosen from outside Europe in a millennium lives in a small apartment, takes the bus, and calls out wealth inequality where he sees it. Can his vision change the Church?
Only the People of the United States Can End Israel’s Occupation
by Stephen ZunesFeb 06, 2013
- Many progressives breathed a sigh of relief when last month’s Israeli elections set the stage for a centrist coalition and not a far-right one. Yet peace will remain out of reach until the American people pressure the Obama Administration to end Israeli impunity.
Pathway to Progress in Israel Runs through International Law, Local and Global Action
by Phyllis BennisFeb 06, 2013
- While Israel moved away from the far right in last month’s elections, the new coalition is unlikely to alter the occupation. But change may come from divestment campaigns, the new U.N recognition of Palestinian statehood, and in the Israeli and Palestinian campaigns of nonviolent resistance.
Eleanor: The Radical Roosevelt
by Peter DreierJan 24, 2013
- Hollywood just can’t seem to tell the truth about Eleanor Roosevelt, who was a fierce defender of human rights. Historian Peter Dreier steps in to set the record straight.
9 Stories That Will Change Your World in 2013
by Sarah van GelderJan 02, 2013
- 2012 was a year of superstorms, mass shootings, debt strikes, and the most spendy election ever. Here’s how last year’s most important stories will shape 2013.
“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians in the Midst of War
by Greg BarrettDec 19, 2012
- In 2003, Iraqi townspeople, having just lost their hospital in U.S. air strikes, saved the lives of three wounded U.S. peacemakers. Seven years later, the Americans returned—to thank them.
Pete Seeger: “You Stick Together ’Til It’s Won”
by Kim RuehlDec 04, 2012
- Book Review: Gleaned from letters, essays, and articles, “Pete Seeger: In His Own Words” reveals how the celebrated folk singer has considered, at every turn, what it means to sing out in a world where the din of injustice is deafening.
Can U.S. Citizens End Israel’s Legal Impunity?
by Stephen ZunesNov 20, 2012
- Each time international law has attempted to censure Israel for its recent violations of human rights, the United States has stepped in to stop the process. If anyone is in a position to do something about this, it’s the U.S. public.
In Gaza Airstrikes, an Appeal to Netanyahu’s Hardliners
by Phyllis BennisNov 14, 2012
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that this morning's airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza came in response to rocket attacks. The real reason may have more to do with his damaged political reputation at home.
The Hazards of Manhood
by Michael SchwalbeOct 30, 2012
- Am I tough enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.