Am excelent case for evangelical Christianity, by my friend Rev. Mae Cannon. Thanks, Mae!
O God, you are the source of life and peace.
Praised be your name forever.
We know it is you who turns our minds to thoughts of peace.
Hear our prayer in this time of crisis.
Your power changes hearts.
Muslims, Christians, and Jews remember, and profoundly affirm,
that they are followers of the one God,
Children of Abraham, brothers and sisters;
enemies begin to speak to one another;
those who were estranged join hands in friendship;
nations seek the way of peace together.
Strengthen our resolve to give witness to these
truths by the way we live.
Give to us:
Understanding that puts an end to strife;
Mercy that quenches hatred, and
Forgiveness that overcomes vengeance.
Empower all people to live in your law of love.
And as a follower of Jesus,
I pray these things in the name of Christ.
(Thanks to my friend Rev Mae Cannon for this annonimous prayer.)
My WV colleague, Rev. Mae Elise Cannon, has published recently the article below on the Huffington Post website, on inter-religious violence and the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the 21st century. Enjoy! Continue reading “Mae Cannon – Religious Persecution: The Tide of the 21st Century?”
This is a very moving text, written by my friend and World Vision colleague Rev. Mae Cannon. Here is the short message I have sent her in response to this blog post:
UPDATE: This post has attracted a lot of hate reactions. A text signed Walid Shoebat was published on multiple Zionist sites pretending to care about persecuted Christians. They accuse Palestinian Christians involved in the Christ at the Checkpoint and Hope for the Holy Land initiatives of being socialists (these ignorant people, who are using typical neo-conservative brain-washing methods have no idea that socialism was created in the UK by Christians, in support of oppressed workers). They continue their perverse smearing campaign by accusing people involved in these initiatives as being supporters of Hamas.
You may find out HERE more about the Mosad scam called Walid Shoebat.
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Come and hear Lynne Hybels of Willow Creek, Mae Cannon of World Vision, and Sami Awad of Holy Land Trust (Bethlehem, West Bank) share about how the hope of Jesus is transforming the Holy Land!!
Orange County and LA
World Vision Chapel and Pastors Luncheon
Wednesday, May 1st from 11:00am-1:30pm
800 W Chestnut Ave, Monrovia 91016
This is the longer version of the short presentation video you can find HERE.
The Hope for the Holy Land tour of World Vision on the West Coast of the United States continues.
Having worked in many churches and Christian communities, I have seen numerous well-intentioned Christ-followers living simple lifestyles, but apathetic to many of the world’s travesties around them.
We are well-meaning and profess to love Jesus. We care about our neighbors — those we encounter on rare occasions. We give money to the church and to the poor, but often, we don’t know any poor people by name.
I think there are many reasons for this. Perhaps we are too consumed with full schedules — TV shows, committee meetings, soccer games, and taekwondo practice — or are overwhelmed because the surrounding problems seem too big to tackle. Continue reading “Mae Cannon – From Apathy to Advocacy for the Sake of the Gospel”
This Easter season I have had the great privilege of worshiping alongside of my Arab Christian brothers and sisters in Jerusalem. One of my favorite traditions practiced by the Orthodox churches happens on Holy Saturday. Holy Saturday is a sacred day because it is the only day of the year when the Holy Fire – the fire that lights the tomb of Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – comes out into the world. Priests from different traditions receive the light and pass it along to gathered pilgrims and worshipers throughout the church and the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem. The beautiful and powerful image of candles burning throughout the sacred city is a symbol of the way Christ’s light is spread into the world. Continue reading “Rev. Mae Cannon – Jerusalem: Holy Fire Spread to the World”
Palestinian Women in Ministry– Panel led by Mae Cannon. Featuring: Diana Simaan, Dina Katanacho, Grace Zoughbi, Shadia Qubti
This was a very interesting panel discussion, led beautifully by my friend and colleague Rev. Mae Cannon.
At the end the moderator of the day asked another woman to pray for the ladies on the platform. I wish it was a Western Evangelical leader, who could have used that opportunity to ask forgiveness and repent for the theological misogyny that Western missionaries have brought with them in the land of Palestine, harming the life and ministry of these amazingly resilient women.
You may read the entire article in the PDF file attached below.
I met Mae Cannon last year at a conference in Bethlehem and we have stayed in touch more or less since then. We arypte sharing a similar passion for the Church in the Middle East.
Mae is now visiting Egypt and has published today on her blog a moving report on her visit to Tahrir Square. Here is a fragment: Continue reading “Mae Cannon in Tahrir Square”