On the Road to Peace: William Stringfellow has been part of my regular spiritual diet since graduate theology school. A new collection offers the best of his biblical insights.
On the Road to Peace
On the Road to Peace: In the Company of the Poor includes writings from perhaps the world's two greatest Christian lifelong advocates for the poor and marginalized.
On the Road to Peace: In one sign of growing numbers against the U.S. drone wars, a judge acquitted five Catholics who blocked the entrance to an air base.
In her diary on Oct. 19, 1923, 48-year-old New York City educator Jessie Wallace Hughan wrote, "Took Tracy to dinner -- had hair done -- organized the War Resisters League." That day, she launched a new independent, secular network of peace activists that has continued to resist every war since.
On the Road to Peace: Around the world, grass-roots movements are raising visionary leaders who point toward a new future of peace. That's true even in Congo.
On the Road to Peace: Last week, I returned to Los Alamos, N.M., with 13 elderly peace activists from Hiroshima, Japan.
Last month, I spent nearly two glorious weeks traveling through Scotland, speaking on peace and nonviolence. Here is a little diary from my journey on the road to peace in Scotland.
Wednesday, Sept. 11: Edinburgh.
"We have to make truth and nonviolence not matters for mere individual practice but for practice by groups and communities and nations," Gandhi once said. "That at any rate is my dream. I shall live and die in trying to realize it."
Greetings from Scotland! I'm spending a few weeks traveling around beautiful Scotland, speaking everywhere on peace and nonviolence. I will write about the trip as soon as I catch my breath, but this week, I thought I'd offer another excerpt from my new book, "The Nonviolent Life." This is from the conclusion. The book is available from paceebene.org. As we say in Scotland, cheers!
One day, when Jesus was marching toward Jerusalem, some of the hated enemy Samaritans denounced him for his nonviolent campaign. The disciples were furious, appalled, filled with moral indignation. They suddenly forgot Jesus' lofty talk: "Love your enemies"; "offer no violent resistance to one who does evil"; "blessed are the peacemakers." They were ready for war, and they had a just cause.