5 Moments Show Church’s Complex Relationship with War

Christianity has had a horrendously complicated and shifting attitude to violent conflict. Here are five moments in Christian history that demonstrate our complex relationship with war. 1. The dogged pacifism of the early church. The early church had it tough. Facing...

Many Churches Have Abandoned Their Pacifist Roots

Jay Beaman, a sociologist at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon, likes to do historical experiments. After extensive research, he sends emails to members of Ancestry.com, telling them that he has found a relative of theirs who claimed religious objection on...

Friends Mourn Death of Slain Peace Activist

Friends and colleagues mourned Tom Fox, a 54-year-old peace activist found dead in Iraq on Friday, while his murder raised concerns about the safety of three other Christian Peacemaker Teams members held hostage with him since Nov. 26. Fox, a practicing Quaker and...