Category Archives: War and Peace

On Veterans Day: Memorabilia from My Father, the WWII Veteran

My father was a World War II veteran. Veterans of these battlefields of the last century are now bowed men in their eighties and nineties speaking hesitantly about their colleagues and their service a lifetime ago in the killing fields … Continue reading

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Very funny (and truthy) 2012 editorial cartoons on politics, religion, life

                                                                      

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On Memorial Day: My annual tribute to a soldier of the greatest generation

Memorial Day 2011 When I seek to honor the men and women of the armed forces who paid the ultimate price to fight for freedom and justice, I think of their peers and how they honor those who didn’t make … Continue reading

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Arab Spring: Where will the air of freedom be breathed next?

The most nervous people in the Middle East today are the despotic leaders of Arab countries and those in their inner circle. Citizenry that we heretofore have never from are now joining protests in the streets of some of the … Continue reading

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When the murder of the innocents becomes too common

In my new position at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jewish I am now seeing daily what in the past I’ve only glanced at from time to time–the difficulties, dangers, and continuing hardships of the Jewish people around the … Continue reading

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Tunisia, Egypt: Who’s next?

The unrest in Egypt is far from over, but opinion-makers are already predicting what happens next. The spirit of revolt in the Arab world, which began with the Tunisian riots, may yet bring about the end of the Mubarak regime … Continue reading

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99 percent of Southern Sudanese vote to leave Sudan

With the eyes of the world on Egypt and the Arab world, the citizens of Southern Sudan have voted overwhelming to secede from the north.  After two decade of warfare that has claimed some two million lives, 99 percent of … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Ferment: Protests against oppression and corruption spread in Arab world. Echoes of Bush’s Second Inaugural Address

The genesis and success of the Jasmine revolution in Tunisia can be found in an ancient and dreadful form of protest—self immolation, and in the relatively secure means of modern protest—Facebook. These very different means of expression led to the … Continue reading

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Democracy in Africa; hope for independence in Southern Sudan vote 

Jubilation in southern Sudan as a vote for independence begins. It’s easy to look beyond Africa’s news, but it is worthwhile to point to a good moment in the often troubled nation of Sudan. The northern mostly Muslim part of … Continue reading

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Remembering my Dad, a soldier of the greatest generation

Today we honor the men and women of this generation and all generations who have protected our country by serving as members of the armed forces. We honor those who paid the ultimate price to fight for freedom and justice, … Continue reading

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