by Kathy Kelly, Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace “A nation that will keep people in slavery for 244 years will ‘thingify’ them—make them things. Therefore they will exploit them, and poor people generally, economically. And a nation that will exploit economically will have foreign investments and everything else, and will have to use its military […]

by Kathy Kelly, Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Photo credit:  Maya Evans “This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.” Imagine children lustily singing the above lines which eventually became a civil rights anthem. Their innocence and happy resolve enlightens us. Yes! In the […]

by Jim Winkler, President, National Council of Churches There has been much sensationalistic coverage recently about a drone strike that killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Many have succumbed to the temptation to celebrate this death without stepping back and evaluating precisely what the larger drone war has accomplished. Recently, I joined […]

Pax Christi USA signed onto this letter to President Obama urging an end to lethal drone strikes, accountability for past strikes, and a negotiated agreement holding the international community to the same standards. It was initiated by FCNL. As senior leaders of our respective denominations and faith groups, we write to express our grave concerns […]