Tag Archives: War

Implicated in the Way the World Turns Out

The Moral Imperative for Peacemaking in a Divisive Age by Todd Deatherage Executive Director and Co-Founder, Telos We owe a debt to those among us who have the ability to detach themselves from the era in which we live and … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Tolstoy on July 2016

 “Vanity! Vanity! And vanity everywhere, even on the brink of the grave, and among men ready to die for the highest convictions. Vanity!”[1] – Leo Tolstoy, “Sevastopol in May 1855” The news headlines from a recent New York Times read: “Blast … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Boaz, Ruth, and Ukraine

Last fall at work I read a news report titled “Russian separatists use child soldiers in front-line combat.” The article stated that pro-Russian-separatist forces “have been using children as young as 14 as front-line troops in their war against Ukraine … more »

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The Wound of Knowledge

“Never say that a soldier does not know the cost of war.” As the story comes to its sober conclusion, this is the response of the British army officer to the cabinet secretary who is bitterly critical of the decision-making … more »

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A New Year’s 2016 Wish from October 1863

Two years into the unrelenting carnage of the Civil War, the bloodstained plains of America’s homeland absorbed the lives of countless husbands, fathers, and sons. Families rent apart by the devastation continued to serve and sacrifice. Houses were burned; the … more »

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The Long Trail of Tears

“It matters because it reminds us of the reality of evil.” I remember hearing a National Public Radio story years ago, the very day that the Holocaust Memorial opened in 1993. The interview was with a professor of political philosophy … more »

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