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Left Behind, Failed Peace, and the Human Implications of (Bad) Theology
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

Ignoring the remarkable movements of peacemaking, reconciliation, and collaboration in the Holy Land, we often choose only to amplify of the violence, discord, and disintegration of the region. ...

Pope Francis Eyes Religious Reconciliation on Trip to Holy Land
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

It sounds a little far-fetched and for some purists perhaps unthinkable: A pope, a rabbi, and a sheik decide to travel to the Holy Land and follow in the steps of Jesus. It sounds ...

7 Lessons About Peace From My Time in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

There is no place on earth that has exploited human story and experience for the sake of a tourist “experience” more than in the Holy Land. Having just gotten home from guiding an ...

Evangelical, Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry brought his argument for a two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace to the annual AIPAC conference this week, and whatever else we might know, we know this: Many evangelical Christians ...

U.K. Minister Sayeeda Warsi Calls on West to Protect Christian Minorities
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

The highest-ranking Muslim in the British government on Friday called on Western governments to do more to protect besieged Christian minorities across the world, particularly in the Holy Land where they are n ...

VIDEOS: Just Vision
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:47am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Preview Ronit Avni's inspiring films about nonviolence in the Holy Land. In “ Stories Wor ...

Stories Worth Telling
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels We need to hear more about the people committed to peace. IN HER JEWISH school in Montreal, Roni ...

AUDIO: The Cosas, an Iraqi Christian family
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 1:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Dawn Araujo An interview with an Iraqi Christian family ...

A Holy Land Without Christians?
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Gregg Brekke Arab Christians are vital to a thriving Middle East - and their numbers are dwindling. LIKE MANY ...

President Obama, You Are Welcome in Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

If you are in support of justice and a positive peace, I call on you not to be one of those who prefer “order” and the “absence of tension.” Rather, be one of the blessed who are the peacemakers. ...

A Palestinian Pastor’s Advice for President Obama
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 1:19pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama will be visiting Israel and Palestine in March. I call on you to write to Obama and tell him that if he is coming to engage Israelis and Palestinians in talks that will lead to a just pe ...

A Heart for Peace
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Geoff Tunnicliffe Rick Love Lisa Sharon Harper Tyler Wig ...

On Thanksgiving, Jews and Muslims Volunteer Together Despite Middle East Violence
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

It’s an idea that feels particularly poignant this Thanksgiving: American Jews and Muslims banding together to help the homeless and other needy people. WASHINGTON — It’s an idea ...

Is Skinny Dipping in the Sea of Galilee Sacrilegious?
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

More than 20 lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides, including one nude congressman, took a booze-fueled late-night swim in Israel’s Sea of Galilee last summer, Politico reported on Monday. Which leaves at least one ...

Stunned and Hopeful
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels Few people I know believe peace in the Holy Land is really possible—unless it begins with Israeli and Palestinian Christians ...

Newt Gingrich’s Middle East Blunder (Expect More)
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 6:07am | Type: Blog

Ridiculous. Ignorant. Racist. Dangerous. These are just a few of the terms that flew out of the Middle East this weekend following Newt Gingrich’s unwelcome remarks about Israel and the Palestinians on Frida ...

Sermon on the Worst Parable Ever
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 'The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the ...

Palestinian Nonviolence: Muslims, Not Christians, Are the Leaders
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Whenever I give talks on the effects of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian livelihood, the status of nonviolence as a means to resisting the occupation, and how I believe nonviolence is the only wa ...

My Search for the Truth About the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In 2008, as I heard the increasing public rhetoric of hostility emanating from the Middle East, I found myself wondering what Jesus would say and do if he were here in the flesh today. ...

Love Wins
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/06/love-wins/" target="_self"></a>No, I am not submitting a belated entry into the heated conversation about Rob Bell's lates ...

Why Are Palestinian Christians Leaving Israel?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/1100414-crossisrael.jpg" target="_self"></a>A friend of mine pointed out on his Facebook page that 45.9 percent of Americans blame ...

Terry Jones, Burning a Quran, and Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 6:15am | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/05/terry-jones-burning-a-quran-and-evangelicalism/" target="_self"></a>It isn't as if the Middle East needed another complica ...

Five Frustrations When You Debate Israel and the Palestinians
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 6:11am | Type: Blog

I've been fascinated watching an earlier blog hunker down into a strong debate about Israel and the Palestinians (February 22, "<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/22/when-will-3-5-million- ...

Hope for the Holy Land
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100902-hopeforholyland.jpg"></a>Two years ago, as I listened to the escalating rhetoric of hate in the international media, I became haunted ...

A Sermon on the "Good" Samaritan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

From what I hear, if you are taking a trip to the Holy Land you can visit the actual road from Jerusalem to modern-day Jericho, and local tour guides are happy, for the right price, to show you the ...

Christian Zionism: Theology that Legitimates Oppression
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598997294_wdMxF"></a>I recently returned from a speaking engagement at the Bethlehem Bi ...

Palestine's True Leaders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598662228_VWVrR"></a>For many years, Palestinians have engaged in nonviolent actions a ...

Dialogue at the Demonstration: Risking Conversation with the Face of Occupation
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 6:14am | Type: Blog

<p>Bethlehem, West Bank. Evangelicals have never been keen on political protests. Especially the sort that includes rifles and grenades -- in the hands of your opponents.</p> ...

A Palm Sunday Procession to Jerusalem Ends in Arrests -- Including the Donkey
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Protesters crossed the main gate in the separation wall between Bethlehem and Jerusalem on Palm Sunday 2010. Protesters crossed the main gate in the separation wall between Bethle ...

Jesus-Focused Conversations in Occupied Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598797936_nbwfz"></a>I arrived in Bethlehem last Sunday evening to speak at a conferenc ...

Palestinian Christians, Israeli Allies, and Nonviolent Resistance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598662228_VWVrR"></a> <a href="http://ncronline.org/news/justice/palestinian-ch ...

Beyond a Predictable Script: Dialogue with Comments on My Israel/Palestine Posts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

It's one thing to go to the "Holy Land" and see where Jesus worked and walked in the past. It's one thing to go to the "Holy Land" and see where Jesu ...

Americans Listening to Palestinians Listening to Israelis
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

What a day it was. Halfway through, many in our group of twenty felt that we couldn't take much more. What a day it was. Halfway through, many in our group of twenty felt tha ...

Christians Must Find a More Christ-like Symbol than 'Crusaders'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Imagine for a minute the fallout were a Muslim high school in America to choose for its mascot "the Jihadists."</p> <p>In that light, how do you think Muslims (or Jews) view Chri ...

More Walls Need to Fall
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598690495_zMVcR"></a>As we celebrate the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, let us reflec ...

Obama in Cairo: A New Beginning
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Every so often, I will begin the week with a post about something that I believe deserves further reflection and comment from the God's Politics community. Every so often, I ...

Peace in the Middle East: A Step Forward
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Two days, in comparison to years of conflict, is not a lot of time, but it was long enough for a broad spectrum of Christian leaders to find hope in a growing consensus around a way forward for pea ...

'Shooting and Crying': Israeli Soldiers Tell Their Gaza War Stories
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>In <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=sojomail.display&amp;issue=090320">last week's SojoMail</a>, the quote of the week was from an Israeli squad leader desc ...

Calling for Interfaith Action in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

While at Yale last weekend, I had the opportunity to eat breakfast with a bright group of young students. One of the topics we touched on was interfaith dialogue. While at Yale l ...

A New Conversation in the Holy Land
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

A year ago I became haunted by the notion that Christians, Muslims, and Jews are going to blow up the world unless we learn to get along. A year ago I became haunted by the notion ...

Jimmy Carter Interview: 'We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Former President Jimmy Carter just published a new book about the ongoing violent unrest in the Middle East titled, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439140634?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=soj ...