Sunday, March 14, 2010

Founder of Christian Peacemaker Teams dies of a heart attack | Ekklesia

Founder of Christian Peacemaker Teams dies of a heart attack | Ekklesia: "'Every one of us is impacted by a dominant culture which insists that military or police force will make things right. Every day, that culture tells us that dirty tricks, usually done in secret, are required for our survival. After all, it’s argued, someone has to do this dirty work. It’s called a noble work and the Blackwater mercenaries are required for the work. It will take an expanding world-wide but grassroots culture reaching beyond national borders to fashion a body of Christian peacemakers to be an effective power to block the guns and be part of transforming each impending tragedy of war. Little by little there will be change.' - Gene Stoltzfus, peacemaker, 1940-2010."