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The Beginning: North Texas Fellowship of Reconciliation

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.

Gandhi: The Free Spirit - One and Manifold

“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.

Honoring MLK: Young leaders work to end suffering and promote nonviolence

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.

Fasting: Ancient practice, modern relevance

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.

How Will We End Mass Incarceration?

Everyone who took part in last month’s 21st Century Freedom Ride has been impacted by what Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, describes as an elaborate system of racial control.

Coming Home

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.

Remembering Arik Sharon: Bitterness and blood

Ariel Sharon is dead and his memory will not be a blessing. He embittered thousands of lives with his reign of brutality.