Reflections on peacemaking and militarization

Fr. John Dear is traveling, returning from Egypt, so has no column this week, but we thought his readers might be interested in these stories now on our Web site:


By Jerry Lembcke
The military is using diagnostic categories to manage the tensions created by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s a nasty strategy with the potential to stigmatize the soldiers and veterans opposed to war.
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Reviewed by Liz McAlister
We teach nonviolence to one another even as we explore and expose and seek to heal our own violence. Sorrow is a good beginning. Grieve. Hold the sorrow. And amid the tears, take heart. Our tears teach us to participate in global transformation. Our broken hearts enable us to sow the seeds of nonviolence.
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