An Alternative to Endless War

Yesterday, I was reflecting on 9/11, and all that has come since. I remained horrified by the events of that morning, as all of us who witnessed it were. And like so many of us who lived through that day, I was part of the national outpouring of patriotism and the quest for justice-gilded revenge which followed. 17 years later, with our country still at war in Afghanistan and Iraq, I am forced to look at the days that followed September 11, 2001 in a different light, and t

Taking a Stand for Justice

One of the oldest lessons of morality recorded in scripture is that of Cain and Abel. After Cain offs his brother, Abel, out of crazy jealousy, God asks Cain about Abel’s location. In the first known instance of back-talking God, Cain asks, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” God’s answer is, essentially, “Yes, as a matter of fact you are.” As the record of humanity’s understanding of consciousness unfolds, our understanding of what it means to be our brother’s keeper has expanded. T