With survival at stake, can weapons makers change course?

by Kathy KellyPax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Today, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic attack on Hiroshima, should be a day for quiet introspection. I recall a summer morning following the U.S. 2003 “Shock and Awe” invasion of Iraq when the segment of the Chicago River flowing past the headquarters of the world’s second … Continue reading With survival at stake, can weapons makers change course?

REFLECTION: Hammering for peace

by Kathy Kelly Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Last winter, at the Voices home/office in Chicago, we welcomed two friends who were in town for a Mennonite church gathering focused on the symbol of beating swords into plowshares. Their project embraces a vision from the biblical “Book of Isaiah” which longs for the day … Continue reading REFLECTION: Hammering for peace