When I speak about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I frequently get some version of the question, “What are the prospects for peace?” I rarely have the time or opportunity to explain why I think that question diverts our gaze from the real issues. In this piece I’d like to take the time to give that explanation.
Por Susana Pimiento
Muchos de nosotros conducimos diariamente sin detenernos a pensar cómo o de qué están hechos los automóviles, quiénes fabrican las partes que los componen, bajo qué condiciones laborales y cuáles son las luchas de sus trabajadores.
By Susana Pimiento
On the 30th of December 2006, I collapsed to the floor of my room in tears. I knew I wasn’t supposed to be crying. I was a few weeks away from beginning my first semester at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. I was supposed to believe that God brings about absolute vengeance and retribution … yet there I was on the ground crying.
“I do daily perceive that while every thing around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change, a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves, and re-creates. That informing power or spirit is God.
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.