Category Archives: Peacemakers

Justice Is a Process (for Brother Martin)

For MLK Day 2013, in honor of a real drum major for peace and justice, we offer something a bit different: a poem. This one’s for Brother Martin… Justice is a process It’s not a nonsense syllable incanted into the … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, Nonviolence, Peacemakers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Does inequality hurt the rich too?

Rodney Gist, a retired Methodist pastor in Sioux Falls and longtime member of the South Dakota Peace & Justice Center, published a great piece in the Argus Leader this past weekend, on the relationship (or lack thereof) he’s observed between … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Justice, Essays, Faith & Spirituality, Peacemakers | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Justice served for Shirley Schwab and Brandon Taliaferro

If you haven’t been following the saga of Shirley Schwab and Brandon Taliaferro, a child welfare advocate and a deputy state’s attorney (respectively) who were brought up on Monday for charges of witness tampering and perjury for attempting to protect … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice, News, Peacemakers, Tribal Sovereignty & Native Issues | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Don’t Call Me a Saint

If you don’t keep up with the blog at Waging Nonviolence, get over there now – they offer probably the best coverage of ongoing nonviolent resistance in the U.S. and across the world, with regular contributions from Nathan Schneider, George … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Militarism, Essays, Faith & Spirituality, Nonviolence, Peacemakers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Drone resister Brian Terrell gets 6 months in Yankton FPC

On November 30, Nathan Johnson at the Yankton Press & Dakotan interviewed Catholic Worker Brian Terrell of Maloy, IA, who was sentenced to 6 months in Yankton Federal Prison Camp for his protest against drone warfare at Whitehead Air Force … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Militarism, News, Nonviolence, Peacemakers | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

McBride Remembers McGovern, Means

Our son worked for McGovern on his presidential campaign.  He drove all over S. D. and knocked on doors.  If McGovern ran today, he might win!  Soon after, our son joined the Peace Corp and went to Kenya for 2 … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, Peacemakers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The end of two eras

This week, South Dakota lost two legends: Senator George McGovern (D) and longtime Lakota activist and American Indian Movement (AIM) leader Russell Means. On the surface, the two men could hardly have been more different. The son of a Methodist … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, Peacemakers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment