Byline: By JOHN BUTTRICK

An open letter to Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster: This week the Israeli military fired from the armistice...

Recently my wife, Faye, and I spent a week in Washington, D.C. Our primary reason for the trip was the annual meeting of the national United Church...

On Feb. 8, the Monitor reported the impending trial in an Israeli military court of 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi “for slapping and punching two Israeli...

Outside my window is a hawthorn tree covered with bunches of red berries supporting dollops of new snow. Every year in the middle of January, 30 or...

My Turn: In service to peace

11/11/17

Each year, in preparation for a Veterans Day program, the newsletter of my community asks that all veterans confirm the community’s record of their...

My Turn: Choose hospitality, not walls

9/18/17

Recently, a woman stopped me on Elm Street in downtown Manchester and asked, “Do you have a dollar? It’s all I need to make up enough money for a...

As the school year begins in New Hampshire, the headline news seems to be the inability to find enough school bus drivers, especially to transport...

My Turn: To be free from race

8/13/17

Recently I sat in the DMV waiting for my number to be called so I could to renew my license. Waiting with me were people with different shades of...

My Turn: A future without war

5/28/17

Each spring, on a sunny day before Memorial Day, our family visits the graves of our parents to clean away the weeds and plant flowers. As we clean...

A recent White House dinner included several journalists as invited guests. They reported that guests were served water while President Donald...

(Editor’s note: The names of the people in this column have been changed to protect their identities.)The phone rang at 2 in the morning. Our...

The debate about the Affordable Care Act, the attempt to repeal and/or replace it, is an invitation to examine the core values embedded in the...

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