Remembering Dietrich Bonheoffer

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April 9 is the anniversary of the death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. A German pastor and theologian, Bonhoeffer was hanged in 1945, by the Nazis for his participation in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. It was only a month before the end of World War II. And it was not just his life that ended that day, it was his dream of being a pastor and a teacher, his dream of being married and of raising a family, his dream of life itself. But his courage and sacrifice still shape our understanding of the Christian message in a world of violence and war.

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Charles is a Presbyterian minister, writer, editor, activist, publisher and public theologian.

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