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Coalition to Reaffirm and Extend the Geneva Conventions
offers a positive way of addressing the global problems of violence
a world overwhelmed by violence, the Geneva Conventions
represent one of the few examples of long term cooperation
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Uranium bullets and anti-tank projectiles, and cluster
bombs that scatter the countryside with unexploded hand-grenade
sized bomblets, the violence of war, conducted by allegedly
civilized nations, now includes an
unending war on civilians. You are invited
to join the noble Geneva Conventions effort, which began in the 1860s
by reaching out to many kings and princes, and today
needs to include all citizens of all countries.
Trouble With Torture...
is our recent position paper on the psychology and
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Welcome to Karuna Books, an on-line library of free PDF and HTML e-books and essays about issues of enduring human concern and aspiration, as well as featuring artists whose work opens up new avenues of perception. You will find books here about communication skills, reverence for life, new forms of prayer, conscientious objection to organized killing (war), and much more.
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Liberation theology is an effort to think clearly about the
meaning of religious faith in the context of oppression, war, poverty, inequality and environmental destruction, and to live
a compassionate, courageous and life-sustaining response to those conditions,
a response that not only addresses the needs of the
injured and oppressed, but also works to change
the structures and ongoing processes of injury and oppression.
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Full Circle EcoHouse of Prayer - Port Huron, Michigan -
From the moment we are, we-are-for-the-other. Our call from God is to actively be that which we are. Yet as we contemplate this moment in history, the violence, consumerism and isolation prevalent in the human community seem to manifest a disregard or even rejection of the responsibility to be aeach for all.a
This year at FC we want to deepen our recognition of this disconnection and of the destruction it engenders. We want to recognize that we who wound can also heal. We want to contribute to shaping a culture with an ethic of reparation and reconciliation, and ethic sustained by imagination, wonder, awe and compassionate response.
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For more information about the history and approach of Turn Toward Life, please read the first essay in our community book of readings,
Turning Toward Life
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