Middle East

Lynne Hybels 9-02-2010

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 9-01-2010
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 8-09-2010

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 6-21-2010
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 6-11-2010
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 5-28-2010

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 5-01-2010

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

Jim Wallis 4-19-2010
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

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.

4-13-2010
The taboo was finally broken and the genie is out of the bottle, despite some attempts to force it back.

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.

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.

George Mitrovich 4-02-2010
As a Christian, I have a high level of sensitivity toward Jews, of a never-ending sense to be protective of their religion
Rose Marie Berger 3-31-2010
The Israeli Embassy has confirmed this afternoon with Sojourners that travel re
Jim Wallis 3-25-2010
Sometimes, the timing of events seems almost providential.

Often when Sojourners addresses issues relating to Israel and Palestine, we're accused of anti-Israel bias.

Brian McLaren 2-08-2010
It's one thing to go to the "Holy Land" and see where Jesus worked and walked in the past.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow 10-26-2009

For the next few days in Washington, D.C., 1,200 people are gathering in the name of a "pro-Israel, pro-peace" U.S. policy. Because of my broken leg, I can't be physically there. But my mind and spirit and 40 years of my work are there today.

Gareth Higgins 10-20-2009
I know it's been a week and a bit, which in the contemporary mode suggests that ancient history has already passed under the bridge since the Nobel Committee announced its decision, but I wanted to

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