Christ at the Checkpoint: An evangelical shift in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict | The Lausanne Global Conversation

Christ at the Checkpoint: An evangelical shift in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict | The Lausanne Global Conversation.

Munther Isaac and Alice Su about the last Christ at the Checkpoint conference, in Bethlehem, Palestine, March 2014.

Alice Su – An Open Letter to Evangelical Supporters of Israel

Addressing Christian Zionists who brush aside the occupation by saying, ‘it’s complicated,’ an American Evangelical writes: ‘Injustice is only complicated to those who don’t suffer from it.’

What would Jesus do if he were standing at a checkpoint in Israel/Palestine today? Asked that question one year ago, I would have given you a blank stare. Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I thought of Israel only as a Bible-place of God’s chosen people, quaintly holy and surely blessed. Checkpoints, occupation, Palestine – these words meant nothing for most of my 22-year-old life.

Today I write from Bethlehem at the end of “Christ at the Checkpoint,” a Christian conference that asked “WWJD?” in context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and I have an answer. Continue reading “Alice Su – An Open Letter to Evangelical Supporters of Israel”