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.
On the Road to Peace
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.
Maryland's had the death penalty since 1638; that is, until Thursday, when Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a law abolishing it. This is cause for great rejoicing and gratitude. Maryland becomes the 18th state to abolish the death penalty. Six states have done so in the last six years. That leaves 32 states.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches that if our righteousness does not surpass that of the religious authorities, we will not enter the reign of God.
Last week marked a typical turn in our world of violence -- dozens killed in explosions in Iraq, U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan, the ongoing U.S.-backed occupation of Palestine, the force-feeding of U.S. prisoners at Guantanamo, our president's daily perusal of his assassination list, millions of children starving to death around the world, ongoing U.S. preparations for nuclear war, the continued exploitation of the earth and its creatures, inner-city shootings, 14 dead from a fiery factory explosion in Texas -- and the Boston Marathon bombings.