This issue of A Public Witness scopes out the recent controversies in Russia and Ukraine about conscientious objectors before considering what lessons we might learn to see more clearly despite the fog of war.
With the pope surrounded by empty seats in Kazakhstan, critics questioned the efficacy of his diplomacy of encounter and his strategy of silence when it comes to outright condemning human rights violations in China, Russia and Nicaragua. But Vatican diplomacy insiders urge patience, arguing that
On the final day of the 2022 Baptist World Alliance annual gathering, the BWA presented the 2022 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award to Daniel L. Buttry. Established in 2006, the annual award is given by the BWA for significant and effective activities to
The myth of what the Olympics is all about falls short of what actually transpires at the games. At a time when sports are becoming a new religion, Christians need to reflect on what these very human competitions reveal.
Some peacemakers get Nobel Prizes, but most are ordinary people who do extraordinary, countercultural things. Todd Deatherage offers ways Christians can be peacemakers in this time when the election is over but our Facebook feeds are still a war zone.
Peacemaking means waging spiritual warfare against evil, David Balyeat believes. So, if Christians want to stop violence along the Texas/Mexico border, peacemaking prayer warriors need to report for duty on the battlefield, he insists.