Another (completely different!) way of approaching things…

In Afghanistan, civil, Disaster Relief, Global War On Terror, International politics, Iraq War, Progressive Politics, religion & politics, Terrorism on October 11, 2006 at 8:02 pm

From Diane Butler Bass’ post, ‘What if the Amish Were in Charge of The War on Terror?’, on Jim Wallis’ blog, God’s Politics.

Their practice of forgiveness unfolded in four public acts over the course of a week. First, some elders visited Marie Roberts, the wife of the murderer, to offer forgiveness. Then, the families of the slain girls invited the widow to their own children’s funerals. Next, they requested that all relief monies intended for Amish families be shared with Roberts and her children. And, finally, in an astonishing act of reconciliation, more than 30 members of the Amish community attended the funeral of the killer.

  1. I know that hindsight is 20/20, but I think we could really use a little discussion on how our government could have responded differently to 9/11. It’s never discussed in the media. How else are we supposed to learn from history? After we “liberate” Iran? N. Korea?

  2. […] If you don’t know about the Amish community’s acts of forgiveness in response, read here. […]

  3. Another brief article on this topic:


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