God who demands hospitality

Oct 2, 2019 by

In August I visited my friends the Issa family, who live just outside of Jerusalem in the refugee camp of Anata in Palestine. The wall that divides the West Bank from Israel literally runs through their...

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Kraybill: Did Jesus help build Sepphoris?

Jun 10, 2019 by

Just four miles from Nazareth, where Jesus grew up, I pause among ruins of a Muslim cemetery next to a hill where historians say Jesus may have found employment as a youth. On this hill stood the ancient city...

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Kraybill: Let the Bridegroom come!

Dec 17, 2018 by

Palestinian weddings can last for a week, as family and friends revel through rounds of anticipatory parties. When it’s finally time for vows, men convene at the groom’s home for one last celebration...

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Opinion: Being pro-Jesus on Israel-Palestine

Apr 27, 2015 by

There is a growing concern among evangelical Christians for the conflict in Israel-Palestine. Prominent leaders such as Lynn Hybels of Willow Creek Church and Gary Burge of Wheaton College are visiting the...

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Entrenched retaliation

Aug 18, 2014 by

Fighting in the Gaza Strip has resulted in more than 1,900 Palestinians and 67 Israelis killed since July 8. Hundreds of the dead Palestinians are children. At least six United Nations-run schools were struck...

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‘Come and See’: Leaders visit Israel/Palestine

Mar 29, 2014 by and

Fifteen board members and staff representing Mennonite agencies and organizations traveled Feb. 24-March 4 to Israel/Palestine on a “Come and See” learning tour. The tour marked the beginning of a...

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Palestinian Mass a prayer for justice

Mar 20, 2014 by

“What do we do? We pray,” said Father Ibrahim Shomali to the crowd assembled in an olive grove in the West Bank town of Beit Jala. “Because we believe in God and we believe that one day he will hear our...

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Responsibility to know

Jan 6, 2014 by

For years it’s been tempting to avoid news about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the continuous violence it fuels in the Middle East. It’s overwhelming. It’s painful to hear. It feels irrelevant to...

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