In his Nobel Peace Prize speech, President Obama deftly distanced himself and his office from pacifist traditions as a President with responsibilities consistent with empire must do, says Gene Stoltzfus. But the challenge of peacemaking goes deeper than political machinations.
Harmeet Singh Sooden, who came to international attention when he was held hostage with other peacemakers in 2005, has joined an international human rights delegation travelling to Iraqi Kurdistan this month.
An international group of Christians have marked the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan by blockading a key military base while sharing holy communion, music and Bible readings.
Following the announcement that the Iraq war inquiry will be held in private, it has been suggested today that Armed Forces Day should be an opportunity to think honestly about military intervention and the alternatives.
Christian Peacemaker Teams, an international agency that seeks to 'get in the way' of war and oppression in conflict zones across the world, is seeking more volunteers from Britain, Ireland and mainland Europe.