Articles

Mary Stata writes about ways the United States could more proactively promote peace for the PeaceSigns E-Zine.  An excerpt: President Bush requested $518.3 billion for the military in the FY 2009 federal budget. Congress approved a 6.2% increase in military spending from the previous fiscal year, a mere $4 billion less than the requested amount. This number…

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Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes in PeaceSigns about the significance of President-Elect Barack Obama’s win on efforts to combat racism in the United States: Whether one agrees with Obama’s politics or not, no one can doubt the uniqueness of this election. For the first time a majority white country has elected a non-white president. As so…

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Ashlinn Sarani writes in Third Way Cafe about the Biblical call to love those who are considered “the other” in our society, including undocumented immigrants: This hesitation and refusal to engage with the “other” is evident throughout the United States and is reflected in national policies. The US receives approximately 650,000 documented and 500,000 undocumented…

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