5.18
TCC Radio: 60 Words | Radiolab

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Senator Barbara Lee

“As we act let us not become the evil that we deplore.”

Senator Barbara Lee was the only elected official who voted against giving the President the freedom to attack any and all terrorists using any means necessary and without asking Congress. She’s a Christian who was inspired, at least in part, by a reading from the book of Jeremiah. More and her story on Radiolab after the jump:

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4.8
The Poster That Shows Drone Pilots Who They’re Bombing

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We must think carefully about the ethics of war, because “collateral damage” means someone’s child. Artists have made a giant poster of a child who died in a drone attack in order to to influence drone pilots and public policy. More from The Atlantic here: For Shame, The Giant Poster That Shows Drone Pilots Who They’re Bombing

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4.6
Vatican to Host First-Ever Conference to Reevaluate Just War Theory

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Peace

“My peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.”

The Vatican will hold a first-ever conference to reevaluate just war theory, and reconsider the ethical justifications for war, in favor of Gospel nonviolence. More from NCR here: Vatican to Host Conference to Reevaluate Just War Theory

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8.8
TCC Films: Franz Jagerstatter A Man of Conscience

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Franz Jagerstatter on his motorcycle

Today is the memorial of the martyrdom of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter (above on his motorcycle). Jagerstatter was the only Austrian Catholic who refused orders to fight in the Nazi army. More from Anna Keating and the trailer after the jump:

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