For Whom the Bell Tolls
Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of working with many outstanding young activists who represent the next generation of global nonviolence leaders. We’ve stood together in cities near and far — from Greensboro to Berlin, from Washington, DC to Pointe-Noir, Congo — strengthening each other’s skills and courage to engage our common struggles for human dignity and freedom.
In the context of the ongoing international solidarity fast for Syria, we continue a series of spiritual reflections on fasting with this Christian commentary, with particular resonance toward the coming liturgical season of Lent.
What does this mean for me and for all of us? Coming home, being at home, finding home – these are universal themes of human experience, found In ancient poems and current novels. I feel this is an urgent issue of our time, as our familiar world is being turned upside down and inside out, taking away our feeling at home, in our personal lives, society, and bigger world.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation along with 61 other organizations delivered a joint letter to the U.S. Senate today urging the Senate to oppose new Iran sanctions legislation, S.1881, that they say would “critically endanger the possibility of a diplomatic resolution to the nuclear standoff with Iran, increasing the likelihood of a nuclear-armed Iran and an unnecessary and costly war.”