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How good were the “good old days?”

Yes, it means the banquet is going to be louder and more raucous, but unlike the fake peace that is simply the absence of conflict, the potential to share and experience the love of Christ and the true peace of Christ is absolutely alluring.

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Speaking to the Soul: Storms of Fear

“When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he 
came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea.” Mark 6:47-56

The sea walker calms
wind and waves
of restless sleepless nights.
Bringing the sunrise
out of the cloudbanks on the horizon of fear.

 

 

Ann Fontaine is a retired priest living on the Oregon Coast. She blogs at What the Tide Brings In and shares a sometimes daily reflection on Facebook at Streams of Mercy.

 

Image: Boat in the storm by […]

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Speaking to the Soul: Paths of Peace

The Song of Zechariah reminds us that it is fear that binds us, but God is there to give us the strength to break free, and once free to determine for ourselves to put our feet on a different path.

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Inviting ISIS for dinner: the “Vicar of Baghdad” is conflicted but supports military intervention in Iraq

Photo credit Justin Sutcliffe

In an interview published by The Telegraph, Canon Andrew White talks about a wide range of topics, from his ministry in Iraq, to living with multiple sclerosis, and most notably about his attempts to reach out to ISIS last year as they threatened to invade Baghdad.

In his extraordinary life, White has mediated violent conflicts around the world, meeting with extremists, warlords, and terrorists to try and resolve problems without violence. Despite his history in peaceful work, White believes […]

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Desmond Tutu & Zak Ebrahim, “The Terrorist’s Son”, speak about their values and peace activism

Speaking in a panel discussion on beliefs at the Skoll World Forum, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Zak Ebrahim, author of “The Terrorist’s Son” and the son of a convicted terrorist, shared how faith and beliefs have led them to work for peace.

The Huffington Post writes about Tutu and Ebrahim, who have had very different religious experiences. Tutu, still a practicing Christian, explained that his values came from interactions with other people, and seeing how people could show one another […]

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No justice, no peace; know justice, know peace

Lawrence Provenzano, Bishop of Long Island, wrote a letter asking his clergy to avoid protests following the tragic and senseless murders of two police officers in Brooklyn.

From his letter:

I am asking that our clergy stand down from the organizing and protesting that has filled the streets with people following the failure to indict police in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.  There is always room for prophetic witness and the striving for justice and peace among all people.  But […]

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