Military

Russia's Medvedev calls for Egypt to respect religious rights (ChannelNewsAsia)

EXCERPT: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday urged Egypt to hold legitimate elections and respect religious rights following the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. "Russia hopes democratic procedures in Egypt will be fully restored and all legitimate electoral procedures will be used for this," Medvedev said in a statement published on the Kremlin website. Medvedev also emphasised the need […]

 
 

Petraeus Condemns U.S. Church's Plan to Burn Qurans (WSJ)

EXCERPT: KABUL-The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said the planned burning of Qurans on Sept. 11 by a small Florida church could put the lives of American troops in danger and damage the war effort. Gen. David Petraeus said the Taliban would exploit the demonstration for propaganda purposes, drumming up anger toward the U.S. and making it harder for allied […]

 
 

A Short History Of The Conscientious Objector (Liberty Magazine)

A Short History Of The Conscientious Objector (Liberty Magazine)

Michael Peabody, editor of ReligiousLiberty.TV, writes for the July / August 2010 issue of Liberty Magazine.  The full article is available in print and online at http://www.libertymagazine.org/index.php?id=1636 EXCERPT: The date was June 5, 1917, the first day of the draft. Sousa's Band struck up "Stars and Stripes Forever" and the 6,000 in attendance at the American Medical Association Convention in […]

 
 

RLTV PODCAST – "Under the Blood Banner" Eric Kreye talks about Growing Up in Hitler's Germany

Eric Kreye, whose story is told in the book Under the Blood Banner: The Story of a Hitler Youth talks with Michael Peabody about growing up in Hitler's Germany. Born in America but raised in Germany, Eric describes how he was beaten by his teacher when he could not recite Hitler's life story, how his father helped him avoid many of the Hitler Youth activities, how his family hid a Jewish woman and her daughter from the Gestapo, what it was like when the American military moved into Germany, and how he and his brother came to America.

 
 

Soldiers Fight a Battle of Conscience

The Truth Commission on Conscience in War is a group of religious leaders and scholars who have joined together to discuss the theory of just war, international law and freedom of conscience during times of war. The 70-member commission recently held a public hearing at Riverside Church, where soldiers spoke about their war experiences. The hearing, inspired by a documentary, […]

 
 

God's Counterterrorism in a '24' World

God's Counterterrorism in a '24' World from Ryan Bell on Vimeo. Ryan Bell, the pastor Hollywood Seventh-day Adventist Church, gave this presentation at La Sierra University on January 28, 2010.

 
 

Muzzle Flash Evangelism: Outrage over Biblical References on Military Gun Sights (From ABC News)

 
 

Spiritually transformed killing machines of Christ (Civics News)

Spiritually transformed killing machines of Christ  (Civics News)

Scott Ritsema CIVICS NEWS January 19, 2010 As if there weren't enough instances where the American Empire is associated with the faith of Jesus (see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here for starters) another sad story has leaked into the media (see ABC story here), this time about Bible verses being inscribed on the […]

 
 

It is a sad reflection of our time that Che Guevara is seen as a hero (Telegraph)

Two new films out this month give the full Hollywood treatment to two very different military and political heroes. By Nigel Jones It is a sad reflection of the warped moral mirror of our time that it is Guevara, the squalid killer and totalitarian tyrant, who remains, more than 40 years after his death, the iconic emblem of ignorant idealists […]

 
 

"Should I Fight?" An overview of the recent symposium on conscientious objection

An attendee reports on the recent symposium held in Canada from November 6-9, 2008.