Memorial Day: When Will We Mourn All the War Dead?

Memorial Day: When Will We Mourn All the War Dead?

My question is not whether we should mourn, legitimately and unreservedly, the loss of our war dead on Memorial Day. Yes. A thousand times, yes. My question is this: On what day should we also mourn the loss of others’ war dead? Indeed, one of Memorial Day’s stories...
6 Ways You Can Work Toward Racial Justice

6 Ways You Can Work Toward Racial Justice

How can white people work toward racial justice right now? I love being asked this question; there is a certain eagerness and curiosity behind such a question, that it is not to be dismissed or taken lightly. I also hate being asked this question; the eagerness almost...
King’s Nonviolent Resistance Was Way of Life

King’s Nonviolent Resistance Was Way of Life

Nonviolent resistance was not a method but a way of life for Martin Luther King Jr. It was rooted in his Christian faith and his belief that racism and other forms of injustice were collective or institutional sins that were destroying society and preventing the...
Pope: ‘Culture of Care’ is Path to Peace

Pope: ‘Culture of Care’ is Path to Peace

A “culture of care” must be adopted in order to create a pathway to peace, Pope Francis emphasized in his message for the 2021 World Day of Peace. Observed each year on Jan. 1, the pontiff’s message for this annual observance was released in early December. It urges...
America, We Still Do Not Know

America, We Still Do Not Know

We still do not have a clear answer to the question, “America, who are we?” At the time of this writing, I do not know the winner of the presidential election or the final outcome regarding control of the U.S. Congress. For the purpose of this column, it...