December 10, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 19Whole No. 4551

Editorials

The Debate Over Military Courts

Military tribunals have been around for a long time in the United States, and they have often been controversial. The very idea of such courts is now provoking dissent both here and abroad.

Articles

Lessons From Memories Grown Cold
Steven F. Spahn

The world has changed forever. This now familiar mantra rang truest for me in the wake of the first allied retaliatory strike in Afghanistan.

Disarming Terrors of the Past and Future
John F. Kavanaugh

As the American memory of Thanksgiving fades and the pace quickens before Christmas, I hold before me a large postcard collage crafted by the Shalom network of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Religions for Peace
Michael Amaladoss

The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as the ensuing war between a global coalition led by the United States and the Taliban in Afghanistan have made many wonder

Books and Culture

Books
What to Do About Religion and Culture
William Griffin
It began innocently enough.
Books
Weighing the Evidence
Eugene J. Fisher
Whether one agrees with the specific conclusions of the author or not, one has to admit that the book delivers on the promise of its subt
Television
Television After Sept. 11
James Martin, SJ
In light of the events of Sept. 11, television seemsif this is possibleeven more banal than before.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Voice From a Galilean Jail
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Profoundly Invisible
Maureen Lynch
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Poem
Nine One One
Paul Mariani