Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

What Does Justice Ask of Us? What Does God?

April 19, 2015 On AFSC’s Acting in Faith blog this morning is a piece I wrote about the the recent controversy over a religious freedom law in Indiana. Here’s how it begins: “Always do the right thing as you know it.” … Continue reading

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Silence — or Stillness — as a Spiritual Discipline

April 14, 2015 A good friend who is spiritually experienced and wise but not a Friend recently asked me about the Quaker practice of silent worship. Here’s what I wrote back: For many Friends, myself included, stillness is a better term … Continue reading

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This Was the Winter That Was, in Boston

March 18, 2015   Courtesy of the National Weather Service and Dave Epstein, a fabulous weather guy  

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“Pay Any Price:” The Terrible War on Terror

March 16, 2015 “A decade of fear-mongering has brought power and wealth to those who have been the most skillful at hyping the terrorist threat. Fear sells. Fear has convinced the White House and Congress to pour hundreds of billions … Continue reading

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A Fly on Water

March 4, 2015 © Uwe Hennig, Germany Shortlist, Split Second, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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Learning to Kill

March 2, 2015 I was very moved by an op-ed in the Sunday New York Times Sunday Review section titled How We Learned to Kill. It was written by Timothy Kudo, “a Marine captain and graduate student at New York University who … Continue reading

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Did I Serve? I’ve Never Been Under Fire

February 24, 2015 There’s a certain luster in having served in the military. Members of Congress like to claim it, journalists, too, even when these claims don’t turn out to be accurate. Having served in an elite branch of the … Continue reading

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