Middle East

Vanessa Ortiz 01-31-2011
"All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable." -- Henr
Kiran Thadhani 01-26-2011
"To win the future" was a catch phrase for President Obama during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Duane Shank 01-03-2011
Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious faith.
Brian McLaren 01-03-2011

I recently received a note from a pastor and missionary we'll call Pete.

Heather Wilson 12-15-2010
Interfaith leaders and graduating high school students from across the United States joined hands to pray in the Hart Senate Office Building yesterday at the end of a http://www.christianp
Gary M. Burge 12-10-2010
One of the most precious artifacts I have in my office isn't an ancient coin or oil lamp. It is a business card. From northern Iraq.
Gary M. Burge 12-01-2010
Imagine a parent with two recalcitrant teenagers.
Craig Wong 09-07-2010
Editor's Note: This statement was delivered at an interfaith prayer vigil at the U.S.
Lynne Hybels 09-02-2010

Two years ago, as I listened to the escalating rhetoric of hate in the international media, I became haunted by the thought that Christians, Muslims, and Jews are going to blow up the world.

Jim Wallis 09-01-2010
The emotion that grips me this morning, after watching President Obama's speech last night and listening to the commentary about the "end of our combat mission in Iraq," is a deep sadness.
Heather Wilson 08-09-2010

Ten more lives were lost in Afghanistan last week. Many people will likely say this danger is reason not to work in Afghanistan, yet I would disagree.

Nathan Schneider 06-21-2010
The New York Times reports, "Under intense international pressure after its commandos killed nine activists aboard an http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/02/another-cost-of-the-flotilla-
Jim Rice 06-11-2010
Sometimes it feels like there's hardly enough outrage to go around. I started this post to condemn the recent, well, outrageous, words of Helen Thomas.
David Vasquez 05-28-2010

In this simple statement from his poem Mending Wall, modern American poet Robert Frost voices the deep concern with how human fear leads to building walls that separate us from others.

Sami Awad 05-01-2010

Making peace in the Middle East requires empathy for Jewish wounds.

Jim Wallis 04-19-2010
Today, April 19, is the 15th anniversary of one of the most heinous acts of domestic terrorism -- the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building -- which killed 168 people, many of th
Ryan Beiler 04-14-2010

Last weekend I was at a family reunion where I had been invited to show pictures from my sabbatical in the Middle East last spring.

The taboo was finally broken and the genie is out of the bottle, despite some attempts to force it back.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow 04-12-2010

There is a biblical story in which Samson used the jawbone of an ass to defeat his enemies. Today some politicians seem to think "jawboning" -- talk and more talk, whether sweet or angry -- can actually win peace in the Middle East. But it will take much stronger action.

Ryan Beiler 04-09-2010

Several sources have recommended this commentary by M.J. Rosenberg at Media Matters as a helpful analysis of the new "Obama Peace Plan" for the Middle East.