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Last update: September 15, 2012
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  My essays at the Washington Post website:
Here are two links to blogs I have written about the Courage of Conscience Speaking Tour.  I hope that you will visit The Rebuilding Alliance site to see the schedule.  If the tour is in your area, I hope that you will try to attend one of the events.
  Giving Up Chocolate for Lent
The Sponsors of the Courage of Conscience Speaking Tour
  The Peace Abbey
  September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
  The Rebuilding Alliance
Here are links to organizations working on peace and human rights in the Middle East. 
I am grateful to Rev. Rick Kremmer for sending me these links.
  Churches for Middle East Peace
According to its website its purpose is to "seek to maintain an on-going dialogue with Congress, the Administration and the diplomatic community."
  Friends of Sabeel North America
This is an organization that stands in solidarity with Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem.  See The Statement of UN Humanitarian Coordinator.
  Jewish Voice for Peace
From its website:
"Jewish Voice for Peace is a diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights.  We support the aspirations of Israel and Palestinians for security and self-determination."
  B'Tselem: The Israel information center for human rights in the occupied territories
From its website:
"It (B'Tselem) endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel."
  For information on events in Africa, especially in Zimbabwe:
TransAfrica Forum

  In the essay "On the Occasion of the Inauguration of Barack Obama, I mention Rev. Sam Mann.  Here is the link to St. Mark Union Church in Kansas City, MO.
From its website:
"We believe in a God of many faces that makes a place at the table for every person of faith, and we stand in solidarity with people who are dedicated to create the beloved community and a world of friendly people under a friendly sky.  Therefore, we go forth into the world in peace, being of good courage, holding fast to that which is good, rendering to no one evil for evil, strengthening the fainthearted, supporting the weak, helping the afflicted, honoring all people, loving and serving the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit."
  My essays at God's Politics

  The International Day of Peace

  The Forgiveness Project

   Sojouners is a magazine and blog written by progressive evangelicals
    dedicated to peace and justice:

  The Pluralism Project at Harvard University studies the phenomenon of
    religious pluralism in the United States and in other societies.  It seeks
    to understand how various religious traditions live together in civil society.

  Trinity United Church of Christ website:

From Trinity's Statement of Faith
       "It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation."

        Trinity United Church of Christ is the home church of Senator Barack Obama.

  Americans for Peace Now

Americans for Peace Now was founded in 1981 to support Shalom Achshav (Peace Now in Israel). Its mission is to help "achieve a comprehensive political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict."

  Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem
   Sabeel is a grassroots ecumenical movement among Palestinian Christians to promote a spirituality based on "love, justice, peace, nonviolence, liberation, and reconciliation."

  The Network of Spiritual Progressives: a project of the Tikkun Community
  The network of spiritual progressives is an interfaith community -- welcoming atheists and agnostics -- working for "social justice, ecological sanity, and world peace" through interior and exterior transformation guided by a principle of solidarity.

  Tikkun:  to heal, repair, and transform the world a magazine and website of politics, culture and society

  Catholic Peacebuilding Network brings together clergy and laity to work together in the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding around the world, especially at the grassroots level.