Who speaks for the relationship?

The attack on the Twin Towers and the consequent bombing of Afghanistan were stunning expressions of violent relationships in the new global order: the two poles of religious fundamentalism and rampant consumerism trying to destroy each other.  Each side is convinced of its own righteousness; each side is committed to destructive violence as its primary relational act; and each side believes they will “win.”   As the months pass, I can’t help but be reminded of Gandhi’s observation that, “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.”

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