Sometimes space is warranted. We need boundaries when relationships are difficult.
In the story of Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman at the Well of Sychar, we see a man and a woman from two different tribes that hate each other.
When I saw news reports about bus ads protesting the http://blog.sojo.net/2010/08/05/who-wins-when-the-u-s-restricts-religious
As a writer with a public blog, I've become used to getting hate emails. Sure, some people might leave offensive comments on a blog, but the real vitriol gets reserved for emails.
I've become used to seeing images of protests on the news recently.
In March, I had lunch with Asra Nomani at Sticky Fingers, the vegan bakery across from the Sojourners office.
When President Obama was giving his speech in Cairo, I was just across the Red Sea in Aqaba, Jordan, and caught a glimpse on a corner store TV, the translation making it hard to hear his words.