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Genocide

How should people committed to the teachings of Jesus respond to genocide? If Christians are going to stand in solidarity and empathy with those who have been marginalized, we must practice these four steps – at a minimum. […] Read More

Genocide. Working on “The Disturbances” – EthicsDaily.com’s documentary about how Christian missionaries and Nigerian pastors saved lives amid the horror of the 1966 genocide – changed my relationship to the word. […] Read More

Churches must cultivate a world with no tolerance for hate and genocide, yet many churches have stood in silence as discrimination and hate reign. We cannot love our neighbor as ourselves while turning a blind eye to evil. […] Read More

Genocide may be a universally recognized term today, but it wasn’t coined until the 1940s. Since that time, we’ve had many proclamations and conventions but little concrete action. […] Read More

With some exceptions, most Christians are silent about persecution against Muslims. What a testimony it would be if the loudest voices calling for the just, humane treatment of Muslims were Christian voices. […] Read More

Often missing from a Christian discourse on religious persecution is recognition of an injustice undermining millions of lives today: the persecution of Muslims. Here are three cases of ongoing persecution. […] Read More

Christopher Columbus’ undeniable connection to the oppression of indigenous peoples and the beginnings of the transatlantic slave trade have led many to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day. […] Read More

We will observe the 24th anniversary of the Rwanda Tutsi genocide in April. Romeo Dallaire, commander of the United Nations forces in Rwanda, wrote a book titled “Shake Hands with the Devil.” The devil, for Dallaire, was embodied in the person of Gen. Theoneste Bagosora, one of the principal authors of the murder of an […] Read More

We learned it as children: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I assume it is to be a comfort to children when someone speaks unkind words to them. It occurs to me that it also could be a taunt that dares actual physical violence. In either case, it […] Read More

President Donald J. Trump attempted to honor Navajo Code Talkers on Monday, Nov. 26, in the Oval Office. While the president’s intent was commendable, his language and the image on the wall behind him sent a very different message. Trump used this special moment to take a dig at one of his political enemies, Sen. […] Read More