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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.

62 Organizations Warn Senate Against New Iran Sanctions

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.”

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Nothing Has Changed/ Everything Is Different

Bethlehem, Jan. 13, 2014: So many things look familiar when I return to Palestine and Israel.

Break the starvation siege in Syria: Fast and Act

Right now I am standing outside the U.N. headquarters in New York City, helping launch the International Solidarity Hunger Strike for Syria.

Bread, Freedom, and Justice: A Christian commentary on fasting

Fasting as a symbolic activity has a wide ranging history and a breadth of meaning. For Christians, fasting as a spiritual practice reminds us of the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness without food.

Resolved: Make 2014 a Year for Nonviolence

The year 2014 is the fiftieth anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. King was puzzled why he was awarded this prestigious prize when the work to combat racial injustice was incomplete. He concluded that it was the movement’s commitment to nonviolence that was being honored.

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Call for Immediate Aid to Syrians Dying of Starvation Due to Siege


Doctors, Faith and Human Rights Leaders Gather at UN to Announce International Solidarity Hunger Strike for Syria, Demand Lifting of Military “Starvation Siege”

South Sudan: An urgent need for reconcilers

In three earlier blog articles published between October 2010 and February 2012 — “Preparing for South Sudan’s crucial referendum,” “Prayers for Sudan,” and “South Sudan: The challenge of ethnic reconciliation” — I had tried to analyze the long 1954 to 2005 war within Sudan between the North and the South, which ended w