The Common Good
February 2014

Messenger of Peace

by The Editors | February 2014

Yousef Bashir's remarkable story of reconciliation.

For years, Yousef Bashir was a prisoner in his own home. He and his family suffered the indignity of having Israeli soldiers occupy their house in Gaza. At age 15, Yousef was shot by an Israeli soldier and continues to live with bullet fragments in his back nearly a decade later. Yet through all this, Yousef has become a messenger of peace.

Check out “Profiles in Courage” (Sojourners, February 2014), where Jim Rice shares Yousef’s remarkable story of reconciliation. The video below also features Yousef’s hopes for peace between Israel and Palestine.

Sojourners relies on the support of readers like you to sustain our message and ministry.

Related Stories

Resources

Like what you're reading? Get Sojourners E-Mail updates!

Sojourners Comment Community Covenant

I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the Sojourners online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree, even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21)

I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. (Matthew 5:22)

I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. (Ephesians 4:29)

I will hold others accountable by clicking "report" on comments that violate these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed. (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15)

I understand that comments reported as abusive are reviewed by Sojourners staff and are subject to removal. Repeat offenders will be blocked from making further comments. (Proverbs 18:7)