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Your task [kings and rulers of the land] is to do justice between a man and his neighbor, to deliver the oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor; also to restrain by reasonable means, that is, without tyranny and bloodshed, manifest deceivers who so miserably lead poor helpless souls by hundreds and thousands to destruction. Whether deceivers are priests, monks, preachers, baptized or unbaptized, it is your task to restrain them so that they may no longer detract from the power of the almighty majesty of God

MENNO SIMONS

A nation that continues year after year to spend more on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr

On Earth PeaceThis is a site for an agency rooted in the Church of the Brethren, one of the historic peace churches and a part of the Christian Peacemaker teams.
A Nation of PhariseesAn article by John Dear, a Jesuit Priest. A challenging and provocative antiwar statement.
9/11 and the Sport of God A recent (9/9/05) speech by Bill Moyer, the respected journalist. It is a very deeply disturbing analysis of the religious right's interpretation of the events of 9/11 nad Hurricane Katrina. Quite lengthy, but highly recommended.
A Just War? An exchange of letters in an Indiana paper on the subject of the "just war". Short but pithy.
PEACE AND JUSTICE -The Peace and Justice Committee of the Mennonite Church, USA
FAITHFUL AMERICA Faithful America is " an online community for people of faith who want to build a more just and compassionate nation. It is a new voice that rejects both the fundamentalism of the right and the secularism of the left. It is a community for people whose faith inspires them to alleviate human suffering rather than to cast the first stone." Sounds like something that Mennonites might want to investigate.
American Friends Service Committee This arm of the Society of Friends (Quakers) has a strong witness against the war.
Friends Committee on National Legislation The "action arm" arm of the Society of Friends. Here you can find up-to-date information on issues of peace and justice, links to and information about your elected representatives, and forms for emailing them on chosen important issues and for your own letters.
TOM PAINE.COM A Journal of news and opinion about freedom. Many articles of relevance to issues of peace and justice.
CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS (CPT) What would happen if Christians devoted the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war? The CPT, a joint venture since 1984 by the Mennonite, Brethern, and Quaker churches, sends teams to trouble spots around the world, to "get in the way".
BIBLE COLLEGES This is a website to help students explore schools that offer faith based degrees. It is intended as a resource for students looking to further their education while continuing to grow spiritually.

DISCOVERING ISLAM --- in the wake of the events of 9/11/01 and the subsequent events in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with the continuing conflict in Israel and Palestine, it has become even more important for us to understand and appreciate our brothers and sisters in the Muslim religion. There were several events recently, hosted by Christian and Muslim groups, to try to bring us together. We present HERE a page of links to web sites and articles to help promote that understanding and the recognition that, as fellow "people of the book", we have more similarities than differences.

Homosexuality, Biology,
and The Bible
Some of the latest research on the biological basis of homosexuality, with some comment on what this might mean for religious people.
GAY MARRIAGE Religious and Political aspects of the Gay Marriage Issue. Has many links and many pages of thoughtful discussion to help you understand this subject.
Bias in Our Laws An opinion by Akron Beacon Journal columnist David Giffels, titled "Adding Bias to Our Laws is Wrong". Worth the read.
CONSERVATIVE ALERT A List of "Hot Button" Issues from The Religious Right and Other Conservative Groups. Very Radical!
THE NEW REPUBLIC On line Edition of The Conservative Magazine founded by William S. Buckley
ACLU American Civil Liberties Union - Champion of Legal Rights for Conservative and Liberal
ISRAEL and PALESTINE Page of links on this web site to the Israel/Palestine Conflict
RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance - Essays on Various Subjects, including ...
HOMOSEXUALITY AND BISEXUALITY "...because hatred is not a family value." Essays on the religious aspects of human sexuality
CHURCH & STATE Americans United For Separation of Church and State - an Advocacy Group for 1st Amendment Causes
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