I gave a talk on Finding Common Ground in Politics at the Oberlin, Ohio, “Peace Potluck” tonight. During the Q & A period, people from the audience talked about their protests at the School of the Americas, their work to end the death penalty, their support of Christian Peacekeeper Teams… The energy to live out their faith was not only palpable, it was inspiring. When the subject of Iraq came up, Ed Horner suggested we follow the “Truth and Reconciliation” initiative that was so successful in South Africa in bringing about a peaceful end to Apartheid. Churches around the world twinned with churches in South Africa to provide humanitarian aid and to set up groups to teach about reconcilliation and forgiveness. It worked.