Category Archives: special reports

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WOW! A Report from WOW 2003

As if I wasn’t giddy enough from all the emotional events of this year, last weekend I journeyed to Philadelphia for the WOW 2003 conference! WOW! Witness Our Welcome. Over 1,000 LGBTQ people and our straight allies were there, including some of the most amazing

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Love in a War Zone: A Journey of Peace to Iraq

Editor’s Note: Kara Speltz, 65, spent three days in Baghdad witnessing and documenting how the U.S. bombing of Iraq was affecting the country and its residents. The Iraqi government expelled her and other members of her group from the Christian Peacemakers Team for taking unauthorized

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Sorrows of War: What Would Augustine Say?

By The Christian Century Editors Though Augustine is widely known — and frequently reproached — for developing the concept of a “just war,” he believed war is essentially an occasion for remorse. “The wise person will wage just wars,” he wrote, but even the possibility

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Immovable Object

On Tuesday, June 11, 2002, in St. Louis, the immovable object of ignorance at the Southern Baptist Convention met the irresistible force of truth in Soulforce. Both Soulforce and Southern Baptists turned a corner in St. Louis. Soulforce moved into a new level of non-violent