Washington Witness: The Senate’s first bill

Mar 4, 2019 by

Traditionally, the first bill of a congressional session has special significance. In the midst of a government shutdown, the Senate decided to focus its first bill on a package of four Middle East-related...

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Palestinian Mennonite seeks peace through respect

Jan 30, 2017 by and

Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian-American who attends Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, Pa., spoke at a New York City synagogue on Nov. 29. He spoke in favor of Palestinian nationalism — a message he...

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Stand with Palestinian Christians

Apr 25, 2016 by

J. Nelson Kraybill fails to mention (“Coercive economic actions are ineffective in Israel/Palestine conflict,” March 28) that the Palestinian church is advocating for BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions)...

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Stay neutral on BDS

Jan 18, 2016 by

In the MWR conversation about joining or not joining the BDS (boycott, divest, sanction) movement, it was suggested that “whether or not we support divestment, we need to focus on investment in the work of...

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Invest in peacemakers

Jan 4, 2016 by

Two recent MWR opinion pieces on the Israel-Palestine conflict show the need to focus on where we agree. The first (“Resolution on Mideast Harms Efforts for Peace for All Faiths,” Oct. 26) linked the...

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Opinion: Resolution on Israel-Palestine harms peace efforts for all faiths

Oct 26, 2015 by , and

We live in an age in which millions of people are exposed daily to some variant of the argument that the challenges of the world they live in are best explained in terms of “Israel.” — David Nirenberg,...

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Opinion: Surge of momentum halted

Aug 17, 2015 by and

Last month, Mennonite Church USA convention delegates delayed voting for two years on a resolution proposed by the Mennonite Palestine Israel Network calling for “withdrawing investments from corporations...

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