One life together

As of the writing of this reflection, Witness Against Torture, The New York Catholic Worker, and Voices for Creative Nonviolence, among others, are in the midst of a week-long fast for the victims of the recent airstrikes and ongoing besiegement of Yemen. There we see, once again, one of the poorest countries of the worldContinue reading “One life together”

Beyond bombing: Better options for transformation

The president’s speech made me feel awful last night. Of course, all the news about the terror that ISIS is causing in Iraq and surrounding areas is making me feel very awful too. Still, my gut told me the solutions proposed were not right. Similarly, no justification for the U.S. military’s current air strikes have madeContinue reading “Beyond bombing: Better options for transformation”

‘Come and See’: A reflection from Afghanistan

Guest blogger: Jerica Arents “Tell them to come and see who we are.” Almost every Afghan we met said that. Tell them to come and see.  While my mind flashed to nightly news programs that portray all Afghans as dark, bearded men with big guns, ordinary Afghans told me that they want Americans to see themContinue reading “‘Come and See’: A reflection from Afghanistan”