REFLECTION: A Memorial Day reflection from America’s late peace-priest

by Tony Magliano The best way to remember those who have been killed in battle is to work for the day when others will no longer be sent to take their place. Prayerfully reflecting on how to move away from war and war preparation should be central to every Memorial Day. Why do presidents and … Continue reading REFLECTION: A Memorial Day reflection from America’s late peace-priest

REFLECTION: Replacing Memorial Day with true mourning

by Robert Shine Marking Memorial Day, we are meant to honor those in the military who died in war – but I perennially ask myself on this day, “Why?”  Warmaking is a most sinful and barbaric endeavor. Honoring people simply for fighting in war, using language of sacrifice and service, merely perpetuates the myths of militarism. … Continue reading REFLECTION: Replacing Memorial Day with true mourning