Check out this recent piece by John Dear, SJ, in the National Catholic Reporter on the new collection of essays, A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions About Christian Nonviolence, edited by Tripp York and (my recent acquaintance) Justin Bronson Barringer. It's a nice overview and presentation of the book, which I've looked through but haven't been able to pick up quite yet. (See also Jimmy McCarty's review of the book.)
Speaking of Jimmy, be sure also to check out the most recent issue of Practical Matters, edited by Jimmy McCarty and Joe Wiinikka-Lydon, which is devoted to "Violence and Peace." It looks like a fascinating group of essays, articles, interviews, reflections, and reviews, all at the intersection of peace, violence, and a variety of issues related to religious communities and their convictions and practices.
It's going to be light posting around here for the next few weeks, as we anticipate a new addition to our family, but at the very least I can pass along what I'm reading -- or, what is much more likely, what I wish I were reading!