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Sword of empire or sword of Christ

[Martin of Tours] worked tirelessly to establish justice and compassion throughout his diocese. The date of his consecration, July 4, Independence Day, is perhaps a chance coincidence, or perhaps a synchronicity, which along with his commemoration on the anniversary of his death (Veterans Day, Nov. 11), calls us to care for veterans better and to rely, as did Martin, on the sword of Christ instead of empire for our security.

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Lending a hand in Syria

Episcopal Relief and Development is working to provide humanitarian aid to Syria. Here is the latest from the staff of the Fellowship of Middle East

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Syria conflict perspectives

Syria continues to dominate the news: Jonathan Merritt, on RNS, offers thoughts from three different Christian leaders In the National Catholic Reporter, Thomas Reese collects

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National Council of Churches deplores Syrian chemical attack

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

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“Just War” Theory and Intervention in Syria

Would the “Just War” doctrine justify U.S. military action, and what is America’s moral responsibility? Religion News Service asked a panel of theologians and policy experts. And Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls for “human intervention.”

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