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‘We Are Not Made For War’: Will we let our 2016 presidential campaign turn into a 1960’s game show?

Those of us who grew up in the 1960s watching TV game shows may recall one of the classics: You Don’t Say. The show’s sign off from host Tom Kennedy went something like… “Remember, it’s not what you say that … Continue reading

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We Remember… and We Look Ahead

This week marks a somber anniversary for human kind. August 6 and August 9, 1945. It has been 70 years since the United States military dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In an age of 24 hour news … Continue reading

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Henry A. Wallace: The ‘What Ifs’ Are Inescapable

Find out more about Henry A. Wallace, a wisdom voice lost to history. He came within an eyelash of being president, but lost out to political bickering to retain his spot as vice president on FDR’s 1944 re-election ticket. Wallace envisioned a post-war world built on peace as well as economic and social justice. Of course, these views made him too “controversial” for those already in power. Continue reading

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Hope: A Duty, Not A Nicety

We asked last month: “Where do you see hope?” We received some great responses and found other everyday life examples to share. Keeping hope alive in 2015 and beyond is our duty. Read and please add your comments at the end to encourage all of us. Continue reading

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Minnesota Peace Project: A Model For All 50 States

The Minnesota Peace Project works diligently with its state’s Congressional delegation to help affect change and move us to a more peaceful and non-violent world. Peace is a non-partisan issue and the group has effectively used the art of listening as they work with Democratic and Republican representatives. “We don’t assume anything about anyone,” said MPP co-founder Roxanne Abbas. Continue reading

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Our Hope For Peace in 2014

Recently, the world’s most famous Jesuit offered a message from Rome in anticipation of the church’s world day of peace celebration on January 1. In it he reminds us: “Fraternity is an essential human quality, for we are relational beings. … Continue reading

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Robert Koehler: His Writings Touch Our Soul and Conscience

Robert Koehler’s writings remind us all of the two words often missing from today’s conversations: conscience and soul. Two major defining characteristics of the human condition. We are honored to feature him as this month’s Progressive Profile. Continue reading

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Staying Engaged and Active: It’s More Important Than Ever

Staying politically active and engaged is more important than ever. With so much going on and so much at stake, democracy needs you. A few examples of easy things you can do. Continue reading

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February Profile: Pax Christi USA’s Patty Chappell

Pax Christi USA Executive Director Patty Chappell, our February Progressive Profile, talks about how an individual conversion to a life of peace and nonviolence leads to action that can transform our families, communities, nation and the world. Continue reading

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We Are Crying Out ‘Help Me’: A Look At Nonviolence As An Alternative

We as a country are crying out for help as we watch yet another violent tragedy play out in Connecticut. Those who sell us fear, hatred and division profit while we destroy our own souls. A look at nonviolence as a possible salve. Continue reading

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