When a gunman shot 10 Amish schoolgirls in a Pennsylvania schoolhouse in 2006, the local Amish community responded swiftly with a message of forgiveness. The speed and spontaneity of this response are among the hallmarks of “Amish forgiveness,” said Donald Kraybill.
On October 2, 2006, a gunman shot ten girls in a schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Penn. The response of the Amish community touched and perplexed people around the world.
All of us can help end the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region if we voice our opposition through a few simple acts, said human rights activist John Prendergast, speaking to a standing-room only crowd on September 18.
When Cambridge University Press approached David Cortright about writing a history of pacifism, the lifelong peace activist and scholar hesitated. “I’m not really a pacifist,” explained Cortright.
The narrow victory by Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni to replace Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as the head of the governing Kadima Party is a landmark event for three important reasons, says the Kroc professor Asher Kaufman, an expert in Israeli policy in the Middle East.