I have a couple things to say today about my t-shirt and these stairs that keep showing up in my photos. 1. The artist who does the piece featured on my t-shirt is famous in Bethlehem where this image “melds street-fighting passion and pacifist ardor in his image of aContinue Reading

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North American & International Christian Organizations (Under construction…still adding) Churches for Middle East Peace  CMEP, a coalition of 27 church communions and organizations works to mobilize US Christians to embrace a holistic perspective and to be advocates of equality, human rights, security, and justice for Israelis, Palestinians, and all peopleContinue Reading

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A year ago, March 2018 we were preparing for our trip to Palestine to help with a couple multi-narrative tours of the Holy Land. Later in our time I had the opportunity to teach a class on peacemaking in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for North Park Theological Seminary. Also, as a newlyContinue Reading

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Peace with God. Who should be included in the circle? What are my limits? One of the discoveries I’ve made in this journey of peacemaking (both in Israel/Palestine conflict and in Christian/Muslim bridge building) is the trap we sometimes fall into thinking God’s peace is all about me, or byContinue Reading

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Momentum is building and the chorus of those committed to (and working for) peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is growing. But the voice of those who want to silence any possibility of peace is simultaneously getting louder. The specter of more violence, and the loss of life also seems veryContinue Reading

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