Several weeks ago, I preached on my struggles as a conscientious objector with how to respond to ISIL (also known as ISIS and Islamic State).  I also published a list of ways we can respond without going to war.

Ten days after my sermon, 65 religious leaders sent a letter to President Obama offering “some ‘just peace’ ways the United States and others can not only help save lives in Iraq and the region, but also begin to transform the conflict and break the cycle of violent intervention.”  I encourage you to read the letter and their list.