Making a Difference: Like many others, I'm horrified and saddened by the war and killings in Syria and adamantly oppose U.S. bombings and entry into the war.
On the Road to Peace
On the Road to Peace: This prayer asks for the grace to integrate every aspect of nonviolence in our lives.
On the Road to Peace: Gandhi reportedly spent two hours in meditation each day, reading from the Sermon on the Mount and the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu Scriptures.
Some 2,200 of us made the trek to Hot Springs, N.C., this past weekend for the third annual Wildgoose Festival. We gathered along the roaring French Broad River and the Appalachian Trail amid the Blue Ridge mountains for four days of “spirituality, justice, music and art,” with a hundred speakers and performers, food and hiking, prayer and preaching. It was renewing and uplifting for one and all.
On the Road to Peace: Los Alamos, N.M., is stunning. But its steep red cliffs are marred by the nuclear weapons labs that work to end the world.
On the Road to Peace: Jonah is like us at our best and our worst. Activists can do great public good yet at the same time can be so violent.
On the Road to Peace: It's good to revisit the story of Jonah to remind ourselves to carry on the tradition of announcing God's message of peace and nonviolence.
Usually it seems God has one of three directions for us: "Come follow me"; "Stay with me" (and "Keep watch!"); or "Go and tell them ..." The first is the call to discipleship; the second, a summons to accompaniment and companionship; the third, a push into prophetic ministry, to go forth and announce to the world of war and injustice God's desire for peace and justice.
On the Road to Peace: Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth is a beautiful collection of interfaith essays by some of our greatest thinkers about the environment.
Jesus, according to the four Gospels, welcomed everyone with his healing embrace. In fact, his outreach began with those who were not welcomed anywhere else. He placed them at the center of his community of peace, love and nonviolence. He put them in the center of his nonviolent vision, his all-inclusive mission.