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U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing?

HO AFP/GETTY IMAGES This US Army handout file image taken February 27, 2011 shows an MQ-1C Gray Eagle armed with … Continued

Longing for an Arab-Israeli Spring

EPA A Palestinian child stands on a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern … Continued

Hajj: Time for Muslim reflection

REUTERS Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual hajj or pilgrimage in the … Continued

When free speech costs human life

Ibrahim Alaguri AP A Libyan man holds a placard in English during a demonstration against the attack on the U.S. … Continued

Presbyterians to tackle gay marriage, divestment

The Presbyterian Church (USA) will return to two issues that have dominated church life for the past decade, with debates … Continued

When Your Enemies Fall

Pumping our fists in victory or celebrating in the streets is probably not the best Christian response to anyone’s death, … Continued

The moral injuries of war

By Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini Every day brings us new stories of soldiers affected by Post Traumatic Stress … Continued

Call for humanitarian aid in Uganda

Archbishop Joh Baptist Odama Rt. Rev. Macleod Baker Ochola II For over 23 years, millions of our sisters and brothers … Continued

The world’s oldest hatred

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Anti-Semitism is the world’s oldest hatred. Yet, it was a prejudice that I thought the world … Continued

Get out of Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Lawless Israel?

By Eric HeinzeProfessor of Law Queen Mary, University of London Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara immediately triggered a backlash. … Continued

The ingredients of just war

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

A “Christian” Nation Wouldn’t Act This Way

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Why Islam Needs an Apology

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Devil’s Work Is Hard to Deny

When a mentally retarded woman has a bomb strapped to her waist, is led into a crowd of innocent civilians, … Continued

Mutual Respect Possible, But Takes Two Sides

President Obama is absolutely right in seeking a new way forward with the Muslim world based on mutual interest and … Continued

What About God?

What is most exasperating to me about the constant turmoil in the Middle East is that it is all about … Continued

Violence Against Innocents Should Be Renounced

Leaving aside John McCain’s relationship to televangelist Rod Parsley, whom I’ve never heard of, there’s nothing particularly shocking about calling … Continued

Reasons to give thanks

It is proper that we give thanks to almighty God on every day of the year, but as we mark … Continued

Time to Become Pre-Emptive Peacemakers

On this tragic anniversary, I’d like to remind us all that whether we say God or Goddess, him or her, … Continued