Commentary

The moral challenge of training killers

Taliban vow revenge for Afghan civilian murders The circle of violence ever spins, the sword is a poor tool of peace. It often ends up stealing the peace of the one wielding it.   What mystifies me is how the death of civilians is mostly overlooked as 'collateral damage' when …

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BRIEF: Professor to discuss U.S. policy and Christianity

On March 29 Whitworth University Professor of Modern Languages Lindy Scott will discuss the war in Iraq from the point of view of Just War Theory, Latin American governments, and Latin American churches and organizations. It's the third lecture in the university's 55th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series. “I trust …

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BRIEF: Anti-corruption activist to speak at Gonzaga

Columbian author Ingrid Betancourt was kidnapped by rebels and spent six years living in captivity in the Columbian jungle. She'll tell her story of persecution and activism at 7 p.m. on March 28 atGonzaga's McCarthey Athletic Center. She'll discuss her ongoing efforts to free more than 700 people who remain …

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Buddhists shout to be heard

As the election year chatter begins the deafening crescendo toward November, the tone and tenor of the dialogue approaches a familiar chord: Christianity versus atheism. I realized as I typed this was a gross over-simplification of the complex debate that occurs within our diverse society, yet it accurately describes how …

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BRIEF: Third Day coming in concert

Christian rock band Third Day will perform in Spokane at 7 p.m. on May 9. On its Make Your Move Tour, the band will show off its new album “Move.” The record can only be classified as classic, southern rock, though the band mixes in a few acoustic folk songs …

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