Anzac Day Remembrance

For some time now I have been trying to work out how to do liturgy that really honours the courage and sacrifice of people who have fought in war, and at the same time speaks to the gospel call to…

Journal of Religion, Conflict, and Peace

I received this post about a new journal this week and thought it is worth ‘spreading the word” for both the general reader and those on the list who are interested in academic contributions to peace studies. Hope you find…

Called to transcend violence

“This peacemaking work was not an expression of defeat or weakness at all, but rather, it required a courageous and confident commitment to transcend violence.”-from Brian McLaren’s “Everything Must Change” Brian McLaren may be one of the most important voices…

Don’t miss this ‘Peacemaking Crim’

Our mate Ciaron O’Reilly is about to rock Melbourne. “Ciaron O’Reilly is a devout Brisbane-born Christian pacifist. In a life dedicated to protest, he’s been jailed for disarming warplanes, dismantling uranium mining machinery and performing exorcisms of warships. To some he’s…

sharing the love

Hamo from backyardmissionary.com has bravely invited me to hijack his blog occasionally (click here) with provocations of love, questions of grace and rants of a recovering sinner seeking to relate to myself, my neighbour, my enemy and all of creation…

Carole Powell’s court sentencing statement

Statement given on 2 August 2007 Your honour, before sentencing me I would ask you to take into consideration that I have been working as a nurse for 33 years. A role that helps to heal and save lives. A…

Powerful peace testimonies

The Talisman Sabre wargames sparked some powerful nonviolent protest. Out of that, two statements testify to the power of faith in nonviolence in a world of near-total war. These could easily be used as opening or closing meditations for Pace…