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Obama in Cairo: A Just Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Truth. Respect. Security.</p> Truth. Respect. Security. These three elements of just peace theory found their way into President Obama's speech delivered in Cairo ...

Peace in the Middle East: A Step Forward
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | 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 ...

Why I Got Arrested on Good Friday
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>"Good" Friday was real good this year. We remembered Jesus, and we remembered Jesus disguised in the "least of these" -- those who continue to be tortured, spit on, slapped, insul ...

Four Points Toward Peace in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com"></a>I've written <a href="http://www.brianmclaren.net/cgi-bin/mt3/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=2&amp;search=gaza"&g ...

Palestinian and Israeli Former Fighters Unite for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Ishmael and Isaac, brothers of the same father and different mothers, together buried their father Abraham. Esau and Jacob, twin brother and rivals, reconciled. Ishmael and Isaac, ...

The Path to Peace
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Lessons from Gaza. The recent trend in Middle East wars is that they are short, brutish, and nasty—an ...

Gaza's Peace Road?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi As reports of the ...

A New Conversation in the Holy Land
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | 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 ...

Philip Rizk Disappearance Gets Major Coverage, But He Remains Missing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/philip-rizk/"></a>We at Sojourners continue to be deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of Philip Rizk, who was arrested and detained b ...

Movement for Release of Philip Rizk Grows
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

My dear friend Philip Rizk was kidnapped on Friday night by Egyptian secret police. My dear friend Philip Rizk was kidnapped on Friday night by Egyptian secret police. The events ...

Free Philip Rizk! God's Politics Blogger Arrested by Egyptian Secret Police
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=62997328834"></a>Friday evening I was in Washington D.C. and received an urgent message from Egypt. The major player in helping us ...

Jimmy Carter Interview: 'We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | 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 ...

Beyond Gaza: An Abrahamic Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Beyond anguish, what can we say about the massive death and destruction in Gaza and the traumatic fear of falling rockets in Israel? Beyond anguish, what can we say about the mass ...

Gaza: A War Without Winners
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I began a fast for peace when Israeli troops entered the Gaza Strip. Last week, I ended the fast, as fighting has stopped and most if not all the troops have left Gaza.</p> ...

Arriving in Gaza
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As of Thursday, the Red Cross reported 900 Palestinians from Gaza killed, half of them civilians, over 3,400 severely wounded, and 28,000 displaced from their homes. The special medical supplies which ...

Your Ballots at Work: 'Waterboarding is Torture'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

This kind of feels close to an exercise in I-told-you-so, but for all the folks who assert that voting is a hopelessly corrupted exercise in irredeemable empire, consider as an indicator the testim ...

Israeli-Occupied Territory on Capitol Hill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

A year ago I heard a Palestinian diplomat describe Capitol Hill as "Israeli-occupied territory" in a speech given at Georgetown University. A year ago I heard a Palestin ...

Gaza: 'Enough of Blood and Tears. Enough!'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Why do we value blood and tears so cheap? Is it because we all own them? When we grieve the various losses that life brings to us, the tears seem to flow from some inexhaustible source. ...

Gaza: Where are the Peacemakers?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

It has been over a week now. Over 600 Palestinians and ten Israelis have been killed (seven of them soldiers), and 3,085 Palestinians have been injured. It has been over a week no ...

Selective Memory in the Gaza Conflict
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

A well-repeated Arab saying dealing with conflicts states: <em>al bad'azlam</em>, "the initiator [of a conflict] is the wrong one." So if you are trying to figure out who is wrong in ...

Israeli Intelligence Official's Daughter Jailed for Refusing Military Service
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/uploads/081212-omer-goldman.jpg"></a>My name is Omer Goldman. I am 19 years old. I am one of the <a href="http://www.sojo.n ...

An Israeli Conscript's Mother Speaks Out
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>It's hard to believe that people all around the world are learning about my 19-year-old son Yuval. I know that I'm proud of him. I just never expected the world to be proud of him. As I writ ...

Support Israeli Conscientious Objectors -- Free the Shministim
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I've been thinking a lot about courage. See that fresh-faced, bold young woman on the right? Her name is Raz Bar-David Varon. She's an 18-year-old Israeli who just graduated from 12th grade. ...

Restoring America's Standing in the World
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors When President Bush leaves office in January, he’ll take with him the cadre of neo-cons who shaped the administration’s foreig ...

Discovering Palestine
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson Forming relations with people of faith in the Holy Land could help transform the U.S. role in the region. ...

'We Reject Christian Zionism...'
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 2:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Church leaders in the Middle East A plea from Christians in the Middle East. We categorically reject Christian ...

Listening and Learning in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In October I spent a week in Amman, Jordan, listening to Arab Christians from Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, and Egypt. In October I spent a week in Amman, Jordan, listening to Arab Ch ...

Obama's Victory and Middle East Democracy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

A curious thing has happened as Americans were choosing their first black president. Democracy suddenly ceased to be a bad word for many genuine democrats in the Middle East.</p> ...

Turning Weapons into Things of Beauty in Gaza
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

On March 19, Israeli forces rounded up Assad Salach and his sons, Fahmi and Salach, and Assad's brother Sa'id and his son Ghassan -- along with more than 300 men age 16 and above -- along its north ...

The Gaza Cease-Fire and Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I arrived in the West Bank the afternoon of Saturday, June 7, and hit the ground running. The next morning we starting filming for <a href="http://thispalestinianlife.blogspot.com">a f ...

Carter and Hamas
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

When approaching a conflict, any world statesperson would consider trying to break up the logjam. When approaching a conflict, any world statesperson would consider trying to brea ...

Methodists Consider Divestment
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan United Methodists in the U.S. ...

Road Map to Peace - or Destruction?
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Charles A. Kimball Three evangelicals on the challenges of Israel-Palestine. Former President Jimmy Carter� ...

Hope Amid the Ruins
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Out of the carnage, can real peace ever be achieved? The outbreak of renewed violence this summer in ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Gold Medal. Palestinian Christian Naim Ateek, founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem, ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger • Olive Branch. In April, 120 former Israel Defense Force soldiers and Palestinian militants publicly launched “Combatan ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Island Living Island Living The 45-minute DVD Bloqueo: Looking at the U.S. Embargo Again ...

The Baghdad Four
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger More than 100 Palestinians from the village of At-Tuwani, including these children, attended a vigil in December for fo ...

Open Wide Thy Gates
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson The “Open Bethlehem” international campaign was launched in November to bring international attention to the Palestinian c ...

A Kindling of Hope
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phil Haslanger Bridging gaps in the Middle East. Every so often in the tense and troubled lands of Israel and ...

Airing the Future
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Airing the Future Airing the Future Television history was made i ...

Trouble Spots
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Gilead Ini Trouble Spots Trouble Spots [In “Should Churches Divest?” August 2005], ...

Don Wagner Reponds
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Don Wagner Don Wagner responds: Don Wagner responds: Palestinians with West Bank ( ...

A Boxed Set
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Object lessons from Palestinian-American artist Rajie Cook. As one views Raj ...

Tanks vs. Olive Branches
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger An interview with Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi on feminism, faith, and the future of the Palestinian cause. ...

Web exclusive: Full text of Hanan Ashrawi interview
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger An interview with Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi on feminism, faith, and the future of the Palestinian cause. ...

Arm in Arm, Hand in Hand
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rachel Medema Volunteers from around the world work for peace in Palestine simply by being there. ...

Eye On Zion
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Brian Bolton The Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem hosted more than 500 ...

Dividing the Conquered
Originally Posted: 05/20/2011 - 10:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Israel's wall of separation. While peace negotiations between Palestinians and the ...

Open Season on Activists?
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman Standing for peace in a war zone is never easy, but it� ...