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Peace Catalyst's Statement on Trump's Executive Order

Our great nation can and must continue to be pro-refugee, pro-security and pro-religious freedom. We can welcome the refugee and keep our country safe and uphold religious freedom. We must do all three if we want to make America great and be a model of freedom for the rest of the world.

Divine Help for the Divided States of America

The election is over. It’s time to stop talking about why our candidate is the best for our country. It’s time to reach out to friends and acquaintances in our social networks who differ from us. It’s time to start healing the divided states of America -- by demonstrating the fruit of the spirit. You will know followers of Jesus by their fruits!

Hope but Verify - Supporting Diplomacy with Iran

This week, more than 50 Christian leaders came together to voice support for the recent move toward a diplomatic agreement with Iran concerning Iran’s nuclear program. Sojourners published the statement (below) as a full-page ad in Roll Call, a Washington, D.C. political newspaper widely read by members of Congress and their staff.

Jesus & ISIS: Five Commands for the Road to Peace

One of the dinner guests asked the eleven of us sitting around a table, “What do you think followers of Jesus should do about ISIS?” After a moment of silence one woman responded, “To be honest with you, I feel like we should respond to ISIS like we should destroy them. I am not saying this is what I should do as a follower of Jesus, but that’s how I feel.”

Will Ride For Peace

This reflection is based on and inspired by the fascinating story of a man named Dolkun Tunurganjan, a 31-year-old Uighur Muslim from Xinjiang, the semi-autonomous region in northwestern China. Dolkun is currently riding his motorcycle across numerous provinces and regions in China in the name of promoting greater ethnic harmony.

Dangerous Assumptions

On December 27th Erika Menendez, a woman who has had numerous encounters with the mental health community, pushed Sunando Sen onto the New York subway tracks where he was crushed by a train because she thought he looked like a Muslim or Hindu.

The Blond-haired, Blue-Eyed, “Christian” face of Terrorism: Killing in Norway

The potential for evil in the human heart knows no racial boundaries, and hating and killing in the name of God knows no religious boundaries. There are extremists among all races and all religions. But Jesus confronted the tradition of hating your enemy head-on in the Sermon on the Mount: "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies” (Matthew 5:43-44). In this blog, read Rick Love's response to the recent terrorist attack in Norway.

Rick Love Responds to Osama Bin Laden's Death

Rick Love's response to the death of Osama Bin Ladin. Is it wrong to be happy that someone who has been behind so much pain and suffering around the world is no longer able to do so?

Reflections on the Egyptian Revolution

I was at a Muslim-Christian Dialogue at Eastern Mennonite University when the announcement was made: Egypt has toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Wow! The non-violent revolution was successful. We sat in stunned silence and then rejoiced. After that we went to the mosque together. The Imam who preached in the mosque that day was exuberant about this mind-blowing turn of events. What a joy and privilege to be with my Muslim friends during the momentous change.

Ergun Caner, Evangelicals, Muslims and the Media: Bearing False Witness

Liberty University recently demoted Ergun Caner from his role as Dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. “Factual statements that are self-contradictory” regarding his past (especially his purported involvement as a terrorist) were the reasons given for the demotion of this famous Muslim convert to Christ. Why did Dr. Caner find such a receptive audience? How should followers of Christ relate to Muslims?