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
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.
On the Road to Peace: These Catholic Worker works of mercy are the opposite of the works of war, and as Dorothy Day taught, a necessary ingredient to Gospel peacemaking.
Edward Snowden's revelation earlier this month to The Guardian that the U.S. government keeps phone records of nearly every American is shocking, disturbing and, alas, to be expected. We've become a culture of unbridled corporate greed, unchecked violence and global warfare that serves the 1 percent and hurts the world's poor, hungry, sick and children, not to mention the earth itself, so it's no wonder Big Brother is monitoring us all.
On the Road to Peace: Nothing can prepare you for the strange, inspiring orange and red rocks and arches set against the blue sky in the Utah desert.
On the Road to Peace: Releasing information on war crimes, as the saying goes, is not a war crime. Bradley Manning should be released immediately.
On the Road to Peace: It’s rare to find a theologian who roots research in the Gospel and is unafraid to unpack the implications. One of the best was Robert McAfee Brown.
On the Road to Peace: Fifty years later, civil rights protests in Birmingham, Ala. still inspire.
On the Road to Peace: Those who care for peace should study Robert Lifton's points about drones and the illusions they present.