As a part of our current Awareness Campaign, we will be publishing short, informative articles that will introduce you to a number of peace and social justice issues that we face today. Please read and share!
The Basket of Hate
Registering to Vote
Elections are rolling around again, although to many it may seem to be a never-
ending event. The NC primary election is coming up on March 15 (Elections are
always on Tuesdays). If you want to vote in this election, you must be a registered
voter by February 19th, and starting this year, you must show a photo ID. These are
acceptable IDs… (read more about voting here)
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)
As a veteran of both Vietnam and Iraq I can honestly say I never gave much thought to
the fact that I might have had to kill someone. Fortunately, I never did. (This was before
I became a member of a Historic Peace Church). While most military personnel are not
in combative roles, our current prolonged wars and multiple deployments have created
a large segment of a generation of men and women returning home with more than the
expected physical and psychological injuries; many now suffer from a spiritual injury
known as Moral Injury. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness of the problem
of moral injury and explore resources for helping those victims. (Click here to read the full article)
Violence: Is America the Beautiful becoming America the Brutaful?
By the time you finish reading this article gun violence will have taken another life, or two, or three, or … But, easy there NRA and Second Amendment enthusiasts, this is one peace blog where the emphasis in “gun violence” is less on the gun, and more on the violence . . . (click here to read the full article)
Income Inequality in the US
A skewed economy where average Americans don’t share in the gains produced by their labor doesn’t just hurt family balance sheets; it undermines the country’s economic growth and makes it harder for working families to get ahead. New research from the World Bank reveals that while rising income inequality may boost income growth for the rich, it actually slows income growth for the poor. A recent study released by the International Monetary Fund found that inequality undermines economic growth.
(click here to read the full article)