Author Archives: Steve Berube

About Steve Berube

I am a team minister at St. Paul's United Church in Riverview, NB, Canada. I served as a human rights observer in Bethlehem while on sabbatical in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) of the World Council of Churches.

Expulsion of Temporary International Presence Observers in Hebron

  February 2, 2019 Dear Minister Freeland, I am writing to you to express my grave concern with respect to the Israeli government decision to force the Temporary International Presence (TIPH) out of occupied Hebron and to urge you to … Continue reading

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Is Donald Trump Welcome at St. Paul’s

Hi folks, I know many people asked for a copy of my sermon, so here is the text. What I  realized as I compared my manuscript to the audio version is that because I usually work from notes rather than … Continue reading

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Trump’s UNRWA Cuts

Trump has decided to cut all funding to UNRWA. This puts in jeopardy schooling and health care for Palestinian children. It was reported this morning that UNRWA schools will run out of funding at the end of September. Meanwhile in Gaza, … Continue reading

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For Everything There Is a Season : Today I Mourn, Tomorrow

For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to mourn. . . . Ecclesiastes 3 Today, I mourn. I mourn with the people of Gaza where there were at least six children … Continue reading

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Khan Al-Ahmar Threatened Once Again.

An open letter to PM Trudeau. May 7, 2018 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, I am writing to you as chair of the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a network of members and friends of … Continue reading

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Gaza 3.0

For the third consecutive Friday, tens of thousands of Palestinians exercised their right, under international law, to protest.  The “March of Return” focuses on their rights, guaranteed under the Geneva Convention, to return to the land their ancestors have inhabited … Continue reading

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Good Friday and Gaza

The most solemn day for Christian’s is Good Friday, the day when a brutally oppressive occupying force executed Jesus under the pretense that he was a threat. This Good Friday, another brutally oppressive occupying force killed 18 and wounded hundreds … Continue reading

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