Damascus Gate is the most stunning of the portals in and out of the Old City of Jerusalem. Along the golden walls, hawkers sell everything from Gazan strawberries and Arabic coffee to cell phones and Chinese tennis shoes. The marbled walk that forms Old City’s Eastern boundary has been worn smooth by the feet of a million pilgrims, a million merchants, a million worshipers. Continue reading “Jeff Hall: No Right to Return – How I left my home in Jerusalem for a day and never saw it again”
Jeff Hall with World Vision’s Middle East and Eastern Europe advocacy team pays tribute to our fallen colleagues in Pakistan. Continue reading “A Tribute to our Fallen World Vision Colleagues in Pakistan”
March 11, 2010
To whom it may concern,
On March 10, you killed my friend Ahmed. You killed him, and you killed 5 others. You came into our office, our office, decorated with the happy colors of a kindergarten, and defiled it with the dark colors of your trade.
What was it that sparked your rage? Was it the thousands of children that now go to school because of Ahmed’s work? Maybe it was the trees that he and our friends in the community planted on that hillside? Or was it the health clinic we helped rebuild?
All egregious acts, no doubt. Continue reading “Letter to an Unknown Terrorist”