Category Archives: peace in the West Bank

Avoid Israeli Settlement Goods. Don’t buy the Greenwashing!

My friend and colleague, Jan McIntyre is back in Palestine as an EA, having been called in to serve when another EA from another country had to step down.  jan is serving in East Jerusalem and I encourage you to … Continue reading

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Build peace through the actions of a broken-open heart!

Dear friends and blog followers: Last night, I watched as the athletes of the world gathered to celebrate a common humanity through peaceful competition in the Olympics.  Israeli athletes, Canadian athletes, Palestinian athletes, American, British, Zambian, Saudi, Afghani…. so many, … Continue reading

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United Church Conferences actions on Palestine/Israel

Across the United Church of Canada in the months of May and June Conference Annual meetings are occurring.  At these meetings, proposals that lift up concerns about Palestine and Israel are being debated.  The recently formed United network for a … Continue reading

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Some exploration of Christian Zionism

I am reposting here a link to a video about Christian Zionism and Dispensationalist Theology. There are strong links between Christian fundamentalism and extreme Zionist views of Israel. There are direct monetary links between the religious right in the US … Continue reading

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“We shall not …

“We shall not be moved” I spent time last week in the United States, in Arizona, in the desert.  Being in that landscape of rock and sand and sun brought my heart again to the days in Palestine.  The major, … Continue reading

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Children’s rights to education, even under occupation.

When school classes began in September, familiar scenes unfolded in neighbourhoods across the country .  With eager faces, newly sharpened pencils, clean blank note books, lunches packed, and bright clean clothes, children walked out the doors of houses and apartments, … Continue reading

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Extending the Olive Branch….

The term ‘extending the olive branch’ is often used to indicate a gesture of peace; a willingness to engage in face-to-face conversations about reconciliation.  The dove that Noah sent out from the ark to find some sign of hope that … Continue reading

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A visit to a sacred site.

This may sound quite irreverent but I have been living for three months in The Holy Land and have only just today felt the awesomeness of Sacred Space created by human hands. I have certainly felt the sacredness of ‘the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Wadi J’Hesh; road blocked, harassed, but firm!

The last two weekends, I have spent part of my time in the small Palestinian village of Wadi J’Hesh.  This village consists of one extended family, in two households:  one headed by Ibrihim and Aaliya, the other by Mohammed and … Continue reading

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Who owns it all, anyway?

Greetings from Yatta, situated in a hilly region of the land that lies between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.  This land is known as ‘Palestine’ by the people among whom I am living, but in a tourist map … Continue reading

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