Father John Dear: Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days on Apr 1, 2014

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2014 — “Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace” kicked off the evening of Friday, March 21 with with welcome activities, including a rousing keynote from Catholic peace activist and author Rev. John Dear.

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Father John Dear: Cultivating Peace Within Us and Around Us (must-see)

Who would Jesus Bomb?

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talkingsticktv on Mar 27, 2014

Interview with Father John Dear author of “The Nonviolent Life”.

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Father John Dear: The Nonviolent Life

Who Would Jesus Bomb?

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“The Non-violent Life:

  1. Real non-violence to yourself.
  2. Practice non-violence to all human beings, and all creatures, and all of creation.
  3. Have one foot in the global grassroots movement of non-violence.”

— Father John Dear

talkingsticktv on Mar 22, 2014

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Thy Kingdom Come: The Christian Call to Social Action by Kevin Daugherty

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by Kevin Daugherty
mennonerds.com
February 14, 2014

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It is no surprise that activism is something that I am passionate about. Usually, I have expressed my activistic impulse by allying with socialist and communist parties and organizations, but recently this has started to change. For a long time, I thought of religion, politics, and economics as largely separate categories. Continue reading

Pope Francis Needs to Condemn US Warmongering by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
January 3, 2014

In his annual New Year’s address, Catholic Pope Francis sounded particularly vexed when he urged an end to wars and conflict.

“What on Earth is happening in the hearts of men? What on Earth is happening in the heart of humanity?” the pontiff decried to tens of thousands gathered in St Peter’s Square, Rome, earlier this week.

“It’s time to stop!” he added in anguished tone and urged the world to “listen to the cry for peace”.

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Redemption of the Prosecutor

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bravenewfoundation on Jul 20, 2013

When prosecutor and devout Christian Preston Shipp began teaching in a Nashville prison, he never thought he’d be the one to get schooled. But the friendship he forges with one young prisoner puts his faith in the justice system—and in Jesus—to the ultimate test.

Go to RedemptionoftheProsecutor.org for more information! And please feel free to watch the film in HD.

This short documentary was made in partnership with the United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society; and the United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries.

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Casting Out Demons by Chris Hedges

Missal of Eberhard von Greiffenklau, Harrowing of Hell, Walters Manuscript W.174, fol. 95r

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by Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
July 22, 2013

Noel Lyons, a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1976 to 1981 and once one of the country’s top professional skiers, found herself in a Vail, Colo., hospital in the spring of 2010 after another round of binge drinking. “I had given up on myself,” she would say later. Her boyfriend and sister decided she needed rehabilitative help. Because their resources were limited, they turned to the free Total Freedom Program, a Florida ministry for women and men that identifies itself as Christian.

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Message of the Day: A New Way of Love

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A Daily Spiritual Seed
Shalom Place
May 2, 2013

Message of the Day

Let us beware of rebellion against the Lord. Circumstances are of his choosing, because He wants to bless us, to lead us (even through the wilderness) out of Egypt, that is, out of ourselves. Settle the complaint with God, and it will settle other things. Continue reading

Dear President Obama: Easter Has Nothing To Do With War (2010)

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Christians cannot love their enemies and kill them, too

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Repost, in case you missed it.

Warning

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

DerrickCCrowe – April 04, 2010

In his weekly address, President Obama strangely introduces a war theme into a message ostensibly about a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ…y’know, the Prince of Peace.

Mr. President, Easter has nothing to do with war. Please stop trying to make Jesus fit with your outlook on war and international relations. You just cheapen both.

http://returngood.com

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What Religious Leaders Want to Tell Obama on Easter

Drones protest by Codepink at Senator Feinstein's home

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bravenewfoundation·Mar 27, 2013

How can we hold our heads high when remote-controlled, killer aircraft are raining death and destruction on populations half a world away?

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