Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 88 years old yesterday but he was born while Gandhi was at Mani Bhavan orchestrating
When I was growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs in the 1980s, one of my elderly neighbors, Miss Dot, an African American woman who grew up (and spent part of her adult years) in the segregated South, used to tell the neighborhood kids how good we had it.
However, simply dismissing the concerns voiced by many that Trump's election has empowered racists and misogynists would
With the ongoing issues of violence and conflict in our own country as well as the continuing attacks abroad in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Mexico, we write to share about an emerging discussion in the Catholic Church for a new approach to transforming conflict.
Drawing on the recent Vatican conference I humbly suggest that the Catholic Church should embody Gospel nonviolence by articulating an explicit Just Peace approach with specific criteria, virtues, and practices to be more faithful to Jesus and better build just peace.
To counter despair, we would do well to recall the forgotten "second voice" from the civil-rights movement of the 1950s and '60s.
The 21st annual Festival of Faith will address pathways to nonviolence.
Your legacy has to be reconciliation, in which you see unity as the highest spiritual principle for humankind; that you see no other way out of the mess we've made of society and this planet other than to align with a transcendent principle that calls us to come together as a collective species.
The answers to violence can't be limited to security forces and stable institutions although those are important. The problem is just too deep for that.
There was a child we will call Meena. She lived in Pakistan. She was a child of energy and initiative. She was six years old when she attempted her first terrorist attack.
With the rhetoric of intolerance and the drumbeat of war dominating the Republican Party's presidential spectacle, this is an important time to reflect on how Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and the movement he embodied changed our nation and our lives for the better.
Not only is violence sanctioned in the American legal fabric, but when efforts are made to curb violence through lawful means, the gun lobby and its sycophants in and out of the media resist such efforts on a continuous and usually successful basis.