"Faith And Patriotism"
peace a chance? Dissents post-September 11th struggle for mainstream airtime
An interview with Judith McDaniel
by Bruce Campbell
Judith McDaniel, director of the American Friends Service Committee Peacebuilding Unit, accepts the patriotic propositon, "My country, right or wrong," but only with the proviso, "When right, defend it. When wrong, correct it." The War on Terrorism, she believes, needs to be challenged, but the mainstream media are not interested in posing the tough questions.
goodbye to patriotism to make real a better world
by Robert Jensen
A member of the Nowar Collective, the author believes there is a light shining out of the darkness of 9/11 that can lead Americans to our own salvation. That light is contained in a simple truth that is obvious, he says, but which Americans have never really taken to heart: We are part of the world.
of country in the Bronx: A wounded community rebuilds
by Robert Hirschfield
A marginalized immigrant community in the south Bronx finds solidarity and healing in a deep love of homeland that transcends the trauma and politics of the killing fields.
Report: Kia Ora! An Anglican network explore the "cost-benefit"
of global engagement
by Ethan Flad
The week-long gathering of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network drew uncomfortable attention to many of the challenges of post-colonial international collaboration. "There are issues that are happening on the Solomon Islands that you dont want to hear," a Melanasian bishop told the delegates, "and we dont want to hear what was happening on 9/11."
patriotism of dual citizenship
by Peter Selby
true power of a blessing
by Orris G. Walker, Jr.
Michael Yasutake 1920-2001
Since 1917, The Witness has been examining church and society in light of faith and conscience advocating for those denied systemic power as well as celebrating those who, in theologian William Stringfellows words, have found ways to "live humanly in the midst of death." With deep roots in the Episcopal Church, we are a journal of spiritual questing and theology in practice, always ready to hold our own cherished beliefs and convictions up to scrutiny.
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