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A Month of Creation Justice

The weather is finally beginning to feel fall-like here in New York, a not-so-subtle reminder of the reality of climate change in our world as we prepare to mark the three-year anniversary of Sandy in just ten days. This has also been a theme over the past month in my work with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.

Mercy Junction Calls for Clemency for Kelly Gisendaner

Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center is asking that YOU call the Georgia Parole and Pardons Board TODAY and ask that they STOP the state-sanctioned murder of Kelly Gisendaner.

PLEASE CALL: Georgia Parole and Pardons, (404) 656-4661 OR EMAIL: Clemency_Info@pap.state.ga.us

A New Revolution in Guatemala

“I think there’s going to be another revolution.” Hermano Pedro spoke these words to me, nodding slowly, as we sat at the kitchen table drinking sweet coffee and eating bread. That was in early July of this year. We were talking about Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and the protests that were happening in the capital calling for his resignation. I had asked him what he thought would happen--would Guatemala just wait it out until the September elections or would Molina be forced to resign, just as his vice-president had done a few months earlier?

Why Carl Kabat Matters

By Eric Garbison

I went to church last Sunday morning but not how you might think.  I spent most of the time in the car chatting with our friend Carl Kabat. 

Carl is at the age where he doesn’t say much.  He’s got a few one-liners that keep us smiling. If you ask him a question, you might get, “ah hell, I don’t’ remember, huh.  I’m O-L-D, right!” 

Listening Hearts in Los Alamos

God created this earth and all the life upon it over billions of years of evolution to the point that we human beings emerged and human civilization developed. I cannot believe that it would be the will of God for us to destroy the world as we know it in a nuclear holocaust. We human beings may have the power to do it, but only God has the authority.

Historians have debated for decades whether or not it was necessary for the U.S. to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to force Japan to surrender and bring an end to the Second World War. But wherever we come down on that question, surely we can agree that the United States bears more responsibility than any other nation for bringing an end to the nuclear threat. The United States has more nuclear weapons than any other nation. We invented nuclear weapons, and we are the only country to have ever used them. We led the world into the nuclear age. We have a moral responsibility to lead the world out of it.

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