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Peacemaking

The choice for war or peace is ours to make. But we have to choose.

New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors” New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors”
by Beau Underwood
After hateful ads implying that Muslims are “savages” were posted in New York subway stations, a Christian group launched its own campaign.
Standing with Troy Davis in His Final Days Standing with Troy Davis in His Final Days
by Jen Marlowe
A year ago today, the state of Georgia executed a man whose guilt was widely contested. Jen Marlowe, friend and journalist, on what it was like to stand with the Davis family on the last day.
A Mothers’ Movement for Future Generations A Mothers’ Movement for Future Generations
by Heidi Hutner
Cancer survivor Heidi Hutner worried about how to raise a baby girl in an increasingly toxic world. Why she, and others, are convening the Women’s Congress for Future Generations to make the earth safe again for our children.
Libyan People to Americans: “This Is Not the Behavior of Our Islam” Libyan People to Americans: “This Is Not the Behavior of Our Islam”
Photo Essay: Amid the noise of escalating violence, Benghazi citizens speak for themselves: “This does not represent us.”
RNC Demonstrators Defy Expectations of Violence RNC Demonstrators Defy Expectations of Violence
by Amos Miers
While Republicans spent the RNC attending corporate-sponsored parties and listening to scripted speeches, protesters’ commitment to nonviolence built alliances that went beyond the usual suspects.
Photo Essay: Mexican Caravan Goes 5,600 Miles for Peace Photo Essay: Mexican Caravan Goes 5,600 Miles for Peace
by Erin Siegal
We share more than a border with the 116,000 Mexicans killed and disappeared in the War on Drugs. Take a ride across the U.S. with poet Javier Sicilia and their families on the Caravan for Peace.
Mexico’s Burgeoning Peace Movement Heads North Mexico’s Burgeoning Peace Movement Heads North
by Paul Imison
What would happen if Mexican survivors of the “War on Drugs” reached out to work with Americans who have weathered its violence, too? Poet Javier Sicilia and his U.S.-bound Peace Caravan are about to find out.
The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller
by Peter Dreier
Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.
A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Book ... A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Book ...
by Jenn Carreto
In "Religion Gone Astray," three leaders—and friends—from different religions take on violence, exclusivity, gender inequality, and homophobia in some of their scriptures' most controversial verses. What they discovered surprised them.
Radical Religion, an American Tradition Radical Religion, an American Tradition
by Rev. Wendy Bell
Book Review: “Prophetic Encounters” reminds us that we are part of a long and rich tradition that is more than simply a series of isolated movements for social change.
The Real Reason the Military is Going Green The Real Reason the Military is Going Green
by Natalie Pompilio
Big Oil is a big risk for national security. Can our military—the world's No. 1 oil guzzler—change the politics of climate change?
Ending Our Nuclear Nightmare Ending Our Nuclear Nightmare
by David Krieger
David Krieger: The abolition of nuclear weapons is our responsibility, not a burden to pass on to our children and grandchildren.
Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong
by Heidi Bruce
The historian has helped world religions unite behind a single principle. But can a worldwide charter for compassion become more than just a nice idea?
Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love
As their leaders talk violence, some residents of Israel and Iran are reaching out to each other directly with a promise of peace.
Occupy 2.0: The Great Turning Occupy 2.0: The Great Turning
by Michael Nagler
Michael Nagler on building a movement to build a new reality.
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