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"But Christians need to do more than not use the term "crusade," while continually the reality of such war and warlike God-talk. We need to confront the questionable history of such wars against the Muslim world and the use of Christianity to promote such wars.

"Is it too late? Although my influence in Vatican circles is limited, there is no reason why other Christian bodies, Catholic and Protestant, might not come together to publicly issue an apology to the Muslim world for the crusades and to call for a rejection of militarist responses to terrorism and the use of religious language to justify such militarism."-Rosemary Radford Ruether

Christian theology understand that God is love and without love, one has nothing at all.
Another feminist reformer, Dorothy Day, agitated church and state by reminding them both that:

"Love is not the starving of whole populations. Love is not the bombardment of open cities. Love is not killing...Our manifesto is the Sermon on the Mount, which means that we will try to be peacemakers." -Dorothy Day

Source for Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether response to the Pope courtesy http://fosna.org/
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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)
 

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in the light of the history of this man, prior to ... by ardee D. on Sunday, Sep 17, 2006 at 7:22:55 PM
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