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A Study in Hate Masquerading as Love - Part 2
A Study in Hate Masquerading as Love - Part 2

By: Rebecca Brown
While a handful spew hateful rhetoric in front of mosques, many other Christians actually believe they show tough love when they label, condemn or publicly slander groups of people. That's not love.

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A Study in Hate Masquerading as Love - Part 1
A Study in Hate Masquerading as Love - Part 1

By: Rebecca Brown
When street preachers gathered in Columbus, Ohio, to spew violent rhetoric at Muslims on their way to their mosque for prayer, they encountered Christians who matched their hate with kindness.

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Does Another Option Exist to Handle North Korea?
Does Another Option Exist to Handle North Korea?

By: Frank Rees
North Korea must not have nuclear weapons, U.S. officials say. Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has said the U.N. is out of options regarding North Korea. Is that true? Is there another way?

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Why This World Needs a Global Outpouring of Grace
Why This World Needs a Global Outpouring of Grace

By: Nick Lear
The threat and reality of death and destruction are the ultimate ways of exercising power, influence and control over someone else. It's been that way for generations. What will change the status quo?

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Faith Leaders Urge Prayers for Peace in Israel-Palestine
Faith Leaders Urge Prayers for Peace in Israel-Palestine

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Faith leaders around the world called for continued prayers for peace in Israel-Palestine amid escalating tensions and increased violence surrounding new security measures for the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

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A Century of Religious Unrest in the Middle East - Part 2
A Century of Religious Unrest in the Middle East - Part 2

By: Elias Ghazal
A century after the Balfour Declaration and the Sykes-Picot Agreement, we still struggle with the same questions concerning the Middle East's Christians and Muslims. Can they coexist in peace?

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A Century of Religious Unrest in the Middle East - Part 1
A Century of Religious Unrest in the Middle East - Part 1

By: Elias Ghazal
European imperialism was the chief source of division in the modern Middle East. To uncover the root cause, you can go back 100 years ago to the Balfour Declaration and the Sykes-Picot Agreement.

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Mothers Become Peacemakers in Israel, Palestine
Mothers Become Peacemakers in Israel, Palestine

By: Lynne Hybels
Every mom wants her child to grow up to be kind and loving, but that's a daunting challenge when you live in a conflict zone. Here's how some mothers in Israel and Palestine are making a positive difference.

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The Answer to Society's Escalating Violence
The Answer to Society's Escalating Violence

By: Larry Eubanks
You can't use violence, no matter how justified, to interrupt the cycle of violence. In the end, violence can only perpetuate the cycle of violence. So what can stop escalating violence?

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Can Christians Model Peace in World of Hostility?
Can Christians Model Peace in World of Hostility?

By: Colin Harris
In our current climate of hostility, is there a way for a faith perspective to be peaceful while being a responsible participant in efforts to bring faith to bear on crucial issues that divide us?

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Is Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward All Possible?
Is Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward All Possible?

By: Joe LaGuardia
God's peace in Christ was - and is - radically different than the militaristic values that set the tone of violence in Rome. And God's peace in Christ sets a new tone for today too.

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Why You Must Do More Than Wish for 'Peace' on Earth
Why You Must Do More Than Wish for 'Peace' on Earth

By: Stuart Blythe
A few days before Christmas, a terrorist attack rocked a Christmas market in Berlin. When Christians gather on Christmas to seek peace on earth, will we remember that we cannot wish for peace? We must work for it.

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What Do I Want for Christmas?
What Do I Want for Christmas?

By: Robert Parham
"On earth, peace" was a ridiculous announcement at Jesus' birth. Since his birth, it's been an outlandish expectation, a preposterous promise. And yet, as Christmas nears, are we trying enough?

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3 Practices to Help You Wage Peace in a Violent World
3 Practices to Help You Wage Peace in a Violent World

By: Rick Love
U.S. mainstream media, and all too often Christians, view Muslims - all Muslims - as evil extremists who want to harm us. Are Muslims really security threats? No.

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Jesus, Muslims and the Quran: Building Fruitful Dialogue
Jesus, Muslims and the Quran: Building Fruitful Dialogue

By: Martin Accad
Beliefs about Jesus today are diverse among Muslims. When our conversation is rooted into a robust life in the footsteps of Jesus, theological dialogue with Muslims will be strengthened and more fruitful.

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The Source of Lasting Peace: God's Love and Grace
The Source of Lasting Peace: God's Love and Grace

By: Robert Guffey
In the swift stream of our times, we all seek a lasting peace. There's only one source. It's the love and grace of God, which will open the doorway to heaven on earth and fill your life with the gladness of God.

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How the Bible Calls Us to Think and Act in Times of Fear
How the Bible Calls Us to Think and Act in Times of Fear

By: Ashley al-Saliby
Western fears about Islam and Muslims are surging again. Will we stand up to the media's negative perceptions of the Islamic faith? Or succumb to the hatred and fear from which God's mercy saved us?

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4 Ways You Can Wage Peace with Wisdom
4 Ways You Can Wage Peace with Wisdom

By: Rick Love
Hate speech, inflammatory rhetoric and uncivil discourse are all too common in politics and social media. Rather than fight fire with fire, we must master the art of civil discourse.

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Allowing Our Labels to Unite Us, Not Divide Us
Allowing Our Labels to Unite Us, Not Divide Us

By: Guy Sayles
We divide each other into all sorts of categories. Instead of using those names and labels as reasons to separate ourselves, let's use them as places for genuine conversations to begin.

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Christians Must Go Beyond the Golden Rule. Are You?
Christians Must Go Beyond the Golden Rule. Are You?

By: Christina Embree
Nearly every Christian embraces the truth of the Golden Rule, but Jesus calls us to go beyond that rule by being kind toward those who hate us. In our negative society, it's a vital lesson for our kids.

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How You Can Slow Down ISIS Recruitment
How You Can Slow Down ISIS Recruitment

By: Rebecca Brown
Worldwide, more than 20,000 people have been recruited by the smooth rhetoric of ISIS and their self-declared holy war. However, we can slow their recruitment efforts down if each of us does this.

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King's Insights Can Help Christians Confront Injustice
King's Insights Can Help Christians Confront Injustice

By: Ferrell Foster
Martin Luther King Jr. understood the relationship between love and justice. Today, we can build on the same practical and theological foundations upon which he built his life.

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In a Hate-Filled World, Where Can You Find Peace?
In a Hate-Filled World, Where Can You Find Peace?

By: Chuck Summers
Hate is incredibly strong these days and seemingly drowns out all hope of peace. Is there any place you can go to find peace? Surrounded by God's creation, you can find tranquility.

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A Christian Response to Yet Another Mass Shooting
A Christian Response to Yet Another Mass Shooting

By: Matt Sapp
What do we do following yet another mass shooting? Christian political engagement is no substitute for personal, individual action. One thing's clear: We can't match hatred for hatred.

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How Islamophobia Hurts America
How Islamophobia Hurts America

By: Martin Brooks
The polarization between the Muslim and Christian communities is doing great harm to our nation and to our Christian witness. And many churches respond with fear instead of Christ's love.

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Organization Celebrates 100 Years of Promoting Peace
Organization Celebrates 100 Years of Promoting Peace

By: Leroy Seat
Opposed to war and committed to a just and peaceful world, the Fellowship of Reconciliation will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday. The world is better off because of its work over the past century.

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Maybe Society Needs to Do Without Its 'Time-Out Room'
Maybe Society Needs to Do Without Its 'Time-Out Room'

By: Mark Tidsworth
When their behavior was out of control, boys with mental health disorders went to the time-out room. When its door broke, staff and boys found new ways to relate. If only the world could do the same.

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4 Reasons to Support Iran Nuclear Agreement
4 Reasons to Support Iran Nuclear Agreement

By: Robert Parham
More than 50 U.S. Christian leaders signed a letter to Congress expressing support for the diplomatic agreement with Iran that would limit that nation's nuclear program.

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Rwandan Baptist Honored with Human Rights Award
Rwandan Baptist Honored with Human Rights Award

By: Brian Kaylor
The general secretary of the Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda was honored during the Baptist World Congress for his human-rights efforts in the face of ethnic prejudice and genocide.

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Gospel Compels You to Tear Down Walls
Gospel Compels You to Tear Down Walls

By: Drew Smith
Our society is good at building walls to separate us from those not like us, but not all those walls are brick and mortar. We also erect non-physical walls to keep us from building authentic community.

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Achieving Peace with
Achieving Peace with "Lots of Cups of Tea"
By: Rick Love
It's not only prominent events that demonstrate the power of nonviolent resistance to attain peace. The small day-to-day interactions make a difference, as one pastor discovered through many cups of tea.
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5 Reasons
5 Reasons "We Cannot Bomb Our Way to Peace"
By: Rick Love
Jesus gives five commands that form the basis for a multi-faceted, long-term approach to peacemaking that addresses ISIS and other expressions of violent extremism.
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Remembering Thomas Merton, Interfaith Dialogue Champion
Remembering Thomas Merton, Interfaith Dialogue Champion
By: Leroy Seat
Born 100 years ago in January, Thomas Merton, an outstanding Catholic thinker and prolific author of more than 70 books, became a strong proponent of interfaith dialogue.
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An Advent Reflection: Conquering Fear and Hatred
An Advent Reflection: Conquering Fear and Hatred

By: Elmo Familiaran
Fear, hatred and violence grip our world. Fear is the mother of hate, and hate has many offspring - slavery, avarice, genocide, bigotry, violence. But fear cannot drown out the words of the Prince of Peace.

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How Can the Church Bring Together Our Divided World?
How Can the Church Bring Together Our Divided World?
By: Joe LaGuardia
If the midterm elections revealed anything, it's that the U.S. is a divided nation. And that's an opportunity for the church as we transcend politics and seek to bring reconciliation.
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Wars Leave Devastating Impact on Environment
Wars Leave Devastating Impact on Environment

By: Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Mark Koenig
Armed conflict and war claim human lives, but they also exact a cost on God's creation. The environmental damage lingers long after those conflicts end. Will Christians be environmental peacemakers?

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ISIS, Bombings and the Prince of Peace
ISIS, Bombings and the Prince of Peace
By: Matt Sapp
With bombs falling on Syria, how should followers of Christ respond? We have a responsibility to resist the temptation toward violence and vengeance, which draws us away from love of neighbor.
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How Your Church Can Support Peace for Israel, Palestine
How Your Church Can Support Peace for Israel, Palestine
By: Leroy Seat
As part of the International Day of Prayer and Peace on Sept. 21, churches and people of faith are being encouraged to support a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians. Will your church join?
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Can Our Sports Culture Become Slow to Anger?
Can Our Sports Culture Become Slow to Anger?
By: Mitch Randall
Sporting events used to be social affairs. However, sports industries, encouraged by fans, seem to urge athletes to be more confrontational and more aggressive. The more violent, the more we'll tune in.
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Why Christians Must Be Peacemakers
Why Christians Must Be Peacemakers
By: Drew Smith
Peacemaking not only reflects Jesus' teachings, it mirrors the life of Jesus, who came as the Prince of Peace. But what's required to be peacemakers and why must we be peacemakers?
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How 1,000 Paper Cranes Remind You to Seek Peace
How 1,000 Paper Cranes Remind You to Seek Peace
By: Leroy Seat
A monument in Hiroshima commemorates 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki, who died a decade after the atomic bomb was dropped. Today, many remember her every Aug. 6 through a tradition of folding paper cranes.
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Christians Give Witness for Peace with Twitter
Christians Give Witness for Peace with Twitter
By: Robert Parham
Witnessing for peace through tweets and prayers might seem an anemic alternative to the hard power of missiles and military budgets, yet Jesus chose such "anemia" with his message of peace.
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5 Practices Followed by Peacemaking Churches
5 Practices Followed by Peacemaking Churches
By: Rick Love
Many pastors believe peacemaking is a biblical value but don't know where to start with their churches. Here are five practices that peacemaking churches follow. Don't overlook the second one.
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Following the Prince of Peace in a Conflicted World
Following the Prince of Peace in a Conflicted World
By: Rick Love
Biblical peacemaking is neither sentimental nor naïve, pushing us beyond our comfort zones and outside the walls of our churches and challenging us to live in peace with our neighbors and our enemies.
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Why Evangelicals Don't Build Bridges with Other Faiths
Why Evangelicals Don't Build Bridges with Other Faiths
By: Rick Love
Many evangelicals have never learned to build bridges of love and truth to people of other faiths. "Preaching the gospel" sadly takes precedent over "loving your neighbor."
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Christians, Muslims Collaborate to Curb Terrorism, Encourage Peace
Christians, Muslims Collaborate to Curb Terrorism, Encourage Peace
By: Rick Love
When Christians and Muslims unite to promote peacekeeping in nations like Pakistan and Somalia, their work helps to undermine terrorism.
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Pakistani Muslims Who Work for Peace – Part 2
Pakistani Muslims Who Work for Peace – Part 2
By: Rick Love
Meet Azi, who works with madrassas in Pakistan to change the way young Muslim clerics are trained. Under his leadership, more than 2,700 leaders have been trained.
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Pakistani Muslims Who Work for Peace – Part 1
Pakistani Muslims Who Work for Peace – Part 1
By: Rick Love
Meet Mossarat, a Muslim woman in Pakistan who leads Mothers for Change. Her group works with mothers whose sons are being lured into terrorist groups and helps rescue them.
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Skype Interview: Rick Love and Christian-Muslim Relationships
Skype Interview: Rick Love and Christian-Muslim Relationships
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Christians don't appreciate the diversity that exists among the world's 1.5 billion Muslims, says the author of a book on Christian-Muslim relationships in a Skype interview with EthicsDaily.com.
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How You Can Help Create a World of Forgiveness
How You Can Help Create a World of Forgiveness
Lasting peace and forgiveness seem unlikely in our win-at-any-cost world of harbored grudges and continuous striving. But forgiveness requires us to take the first step of "no vengeance."
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Skype Interview: Austin Baptists Support Peacemaking in Israel
Skype Interview: Austin Baptists Support Peacemaking in Israel
Two girls – one Jewish, the other Muslim – from a school in Israel set off a chain of events that led to a Texas Baptist church's involvement in peacekeeping in the Holy Land.
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For Every Action, an Equal and Opposite Reaction
(RNS) The website of the Dove World Outreach Center describes the tiny church as “a New Testament church based on the Bible, the Word of God.”
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