Israeli assailants strive to intimidate monks who gathered to pray at Saint Saba Monastery in a deliberate attempt to stop the prayers.
Many Christians don’t know what the Bible says about Israel and God’s chosen people; many others think they know. Both groups owe themselves an honest look at the themes and patterns of the Bible as a whole, which might reveal a few surprises.
Kairos Palestine, a Christian Palestinian movement, calls on Christians around the world “to be the conscience of humanity and hear the cry of the oppressed in the Holy Land,” to call for the end of oppression, occupation, and violence.
A Statement of US Churches and Christian Agencies on Gaza: “As US churches and Christian agencies, we support the Palestinian people as they courageously stand up for their rights.” Statement supports refugees rights, calls for end of blockade of Gaza, calls for U.S. to censure Israeli violence…
Donald Trump’s Israel policies may have more to do with outmaneuvering Democrats than they do with any concern for Middle East peace, argues Jonathan Marshall.
A Palestinian in Jerusalem describes the impact of Trump’s announcement that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel: “Prior to this announcement, we were in the first week of a joyous Christmas… Christmas trees in every shop and restaurant, Santa hats in cars and Christmas carols sung everywhere. Giant Christmas trees lit in the main squares of the cities with tens of thousands of Christians and Muslims celebrating together…”
In open letter, Christian leaders representing dozens of national orgs urge Congress to support free speech, oppose anti-BDS legislation.
A memorial service was held yesterday for The Rev. Dr. Robert Cotton Fite, who had had long worked for Palestinian rights. It is important to remember and celebrate a courageous individual who was committed to justice and human rights for all…