Lent in a warmaking empire

Mar. 12, 2010
By Art Laffin

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Commentary
We live in a warmaking empire, where war is being waged indiscriminately in order to control and acquire resources — namely oil in Iraq, and natural gas and oil in Afghanistan and the Caspian Sea. The U.S. continues to create mass violence in Afghanistan, bringing death to countless innocent Afghan civilians and nearly 1,000 U.S. soldiers. The United States has also increased its military intervention in Pakistan and Yemen. According to the Pakistani newspaper, The News (Feb. 2, 2010), U.S. drone attacks killed 123 civilians in January 2010. (more…)

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Holy Week Faith & Resistance Retreat | April 8-11, 2009

6 pm Wednesday April 8–noon Saturday April 11, 2009

St. Stephen and the Incarnation, 16th and Newton Streets, Washington DC
The disciples, like us, don’t understand nonviolence.
When Jesus is threatened with arrest, torture and the death penalty,
the disciples ask, “Shall we strike with a sword?”
Jesus answers to the disciples then, and to us now,
“Put away the sword.”
And this is the theme of our retreat: Put away the sword. Put away our nuclear weapons, our drones, our D.U., and all our weapons of war.
Come and join us: call Jonah House 410-233-6238
or Dorothy Day Catholic Worker 202-882-9649
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