Risking Conversation with the Face of Occupation

Gary Burge, an Anglican Biblical scholar teaching at Wheaton College writes in the last issue of Sojourners an account of his participation on Sunday 14 March 2010, in Beit Jala, Bethlehem, in a peaceful demonstration against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.  Here is a fragment:

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Green light for Jerusalem settlers

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Martin Marty – Israel’s Holy War

In eleven years of weekly Sightings I can’t find that I ever commented on “public religion” in Israel.  The U. S. is usually in our sights, and we are aware of participation in or leadership of holy wars by Hindu militants, Muslim extremists, Buddhist monks, and Christian forces around the world.  Israel, a close ally and, religiously, a kin, must have flown under the radar here, because it is on page one or in prime time almost daily, and religious themes – for example, Gush Emunim in support of illegal settlements – are prominent. Continue reading “Martin Marty – Israel’s Holy War”

Bethlehem Getto

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Patriarch Michel Sabbah on the situation of Palestinian Christians

Michel Sabbah, former Latin (Catholic) Patriarch of Jerusalem

This interview of His Beatitude Michel Sabbah, former Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, was taken recently by the journalist Laurent Grzybowski for the periodical La Vie (you may find HERE the text of this interview in French).

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Lynne Hybels on Christ at the Checkpoint

It’s Really All About God

This is hilarious, isn’t it? Here is the link to the book and a presentation of the author. Here is also a link to Faith House Manhattan, the inter-faith community which he initiated. Continue reading “It’s Really All About God”