Monday, March 20, 2006

[22.15 GMT] Christian peacemakers protest on third anniversary of Iraq invasion (Ekklesia, UK); Thousands of Canadians take to the streets (, Canada); 'Way too much bloodshed' (London Free Press, Canada); Add Tom Fox's name to book of martyrs (Pueblo Chieftain, CO, USA). Since Fox's death, slurs against CPT and its supporters in the right-wing media and conservative commentators - mainly of the "useful idiots" variety - have increased significantly. Most of these make no attempt to understand the true motivation and perspective of Christian peacemakers. In A Christian Peacemaker Team member sets the record straight (Centre Daily Times, PA, USA), the Rev David B. Miller, pastor of University Mennonite Church in State College, Central Pennsylvania, offers a cogent and temperate response to one of these attacks. [Pic: Toronto anti-war protests]

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