Let’s get a grip … on something other than guns

Let’s get a grip … on something other than guns

I confess to having been a bit surprised by the outright panic many people seem to be experiencing in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. It is a crisis: don’t get me wrong. We need to take it seriously and pay attention to advice from health authorities. We need...

7 Ways for Churches to Address Culture of Violence

In a previous column, I suggested that an assumed culture of violence prevails among many of those who are most vocal in defense of gun ownership. They are not alone, however. Even many non-gun owners live in fear, mistrust and suspicion. Therefore, I urged that...

The Newtown Tragedy: A Jewish Perspective

In 1903 in Kishinev, which was then part of Russia, there was a terrible pogrom, an anti-Jewish riot. During that riot, 49 Jews were killed and more than 500 were injured.  In its aftermath, the Jewish community in the town of Odessa sent a well-known Zionist and...