August 2005

Cover Story

The "facts on the ground" are troubling, but there's still hope for building a just peace in Israel-Palestine.
Is divestment the right tactic?
An Israeli officer resists the occupation.
The Presbyterian Church (USA): A case study.
An interview with Palestinian theologian Naim Ateek

Feature

What does a 16th century mystic have to say to 21st century peacemakers?

Commentary

The human cost of the global war on terror.
Constructive engagement must ensure safety for both Israelis and Palestinians.
Only justice for all is justice at all.
by: Jim Rice

Columns

Palestinian grievances are real and justified. So are Israeli fears.
Vietnam has moved beyond the Cold War mindset. We have not.
My feeble attempts at Spanish were complicated by the idiomatic peculiarities of the language.
by: Ed Spivey
The ancient virtues help us to know God more intimately.

Culture Watch

Faith and Daily LifeFaith and Daily Life
As shareholders in God'As shareholders in God’s eternal story, we commune with a creating God and are drawn into fellowship with a global
Colonizing the last commercial-free slice of the broadcast spectrum.
An Indigo Girl - and dad - talk about music as the mediator between God and our souls.
The number of executions in the United States has decreased in recent years,The number of executions in the United States has decreased in
Maryknoll Father Ron Hennessey was courageous,Maryknoll Father Ron Hennessey was courageous, open to life,

Departments

Those seeking a safe haven in the United States from religious, political, and economic oppression are finding it more difficult to obtain asylum on U.S. soil.
In May,In May, Taiwan’s legislative branch was pressured to revise its Genetic Health Law to require a six-day waiting
Music Man. Elmer Maas, 69, a musician, philosopher, civil rights worker, and one of the founders of the Plowshares anti-nuclear movement, died May 7 in Connecticut.
The excellent article by Donna Britt (The excellent article by Donna Britt ("Confessions of a
Imagine the scene.Imagine the scene. The Sunday school class crowds around in a circle, waiting for the morning Bible
Michaela Bruzzese is to be commended for her article regarding the Sabbath (Michaela Bruzzese is to be commended for her article regarding
by: Joel Kurz
Among a people of faith, giftedness changes the world.
On Capitol Hill in May,On Capitol Hill in May, faith-based organizations announced the "I Will Not Kill" campaign to educate youth
An Iraqi boy helps with a cleanup project organized in Fallujah,An Iraqi boy helps with a cleanup project organized in
I was very impressed with the article on marriage by Jesse Holcomb (I was very impressed with the article on marriage by Jesse
Contrary to what Jim Wallis writes in "Contrary to what Jim Wallis writes in "A Life of Moral
In this month of dehydration,we keep our eyes skyward, both to watchfor rain and to avoid the scornof the scorched succulents who reproachus silently, saying, "You promised to care."

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