Creating a Culture of Peace: Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience

Written by Veronica Pelicaric // Civil disobedience is normally understood as the refusal to follow a law that our consciousness deems unjust, harmful or in a moral sense unacceptable. The big question here is: Shall I obey the law of my state or the law of my conscience? For example, shall I pay taxes that … Continue reading Creating a Culture of Peace: Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience

When Civil Disobedience Becomes Necessary: The eToll Debacle

Written by Wayne Duvenage // The public protest against the introduction of an electronic tolling (eToll) system to finance an urban freeway upgrade in Gauteng - South Africa’s economic hub - is regarded as the biggest and most successful civil disobedience campaign since democracy in 1994. But how did an unjust eToll system come into … Continue reading When Civil Disobedience Becomes Necessary: The eToll Debacle

A vandalized mural for LatinX Heritage Month that has been repainted by its creators to read "They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds" with a raised fist.

Accompaniment, Direct Action, and Deportation: A Conversation with Noah Rubin-Blose

A Conversation with Noah Rubin-Blose //  Background: On November 23rd, 2018 Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an immigrant from Mexico who had been living in sanctuary at CityWell church for 11 months, was arrested by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) during a trap appointment at a U.S. Immigration Services office in Morrisville, North Carolina. 28 people of the many … Continue reading Accompaniment, Direct Action, and Deportation: A Conversation with Noah Rubin-Blose

The Field-work of Reconciliation: Land, Healing, and Agrarian Theology

Written by  Julia Sendor // I am a white farmer, farming on land that was given as a gift, by a black farmer, to be a space for neighbors to come together after an unsolved murder in their community. “Healing divisions by growing food together” – that’s the mission of our work at Anathoth Community … Continue reading The Field-work of Reconciliation: Land, Healing, and Agrarian Theology

Making Peace Contagious: A conversation with Marcus McAllister

A conversation with Marcus McAllister //  Interviewed by Johanna Depenthal, SC Co-founder SC: Violence is often seen as an inevitable result of conflict. How do you make a distinction between conflict and violence in your work with Cure Violence? Marcus: One of the things that we do is we look at violence being the root … Continue reading Making Peace Contagious: A conversation with Marcus McAllister