Tag Archives: Bethlehem

Trudeau Government and Attacks on Palestinian Children

2020-02-19 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Champagne, I wish to join you in condemning anti-Semitism and all forms of religious and ethnic hatred around the world. I have worked hard on these issues for over 25 years as a … 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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Religion, Divestment, Shareholder Engagement, the United Church and the Way of Jesus

Religion, Divestment, Shareholder Engagement, the United Church and the Way of Jesus Religion is not rational. It is about relationships and symbols that speak to our lives and to our connections with what is within us and beyond us. It … Continue reading

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In Response to the Green Party Support for BDS.

Dear David, I wish to convey to you and the Green Party my sincere thanks and appreciation for all those who supported human rights, the rule of international law and the desire for a just peace that is at the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Green Party of Canada

To: David Coon, NB Member of the Legislative Assembly Cc: Elizabeth May, MP Dear David, I write to you as a fellow New Brunswicker as the Green Party convention begins in Ottawa. As you know, I served as a human … Continue reading

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Parliamentarians: Do They Really Know?

Like most Canadians, I was shocked by the stories of residential school survivors. Many asked, “How could such a thing have occurred without people knowing?” While serving as a human rights observer in Palestine and Israel I had an interesting … Continue reading

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Palestine and Israel: The Best Available Evidence

As I have grown older I have come to realize I should be less certain about most issues – unless there are irrefutable facts. I have also grown to be suspicious of those who state beliefs with absolute conviction but … Continue reading

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Truth or Consequences

There is a serious question that all must wrestle with regarding Palestine and Israel: are we more interested in truth or non-violence? What are the long term consequences of this choice? I abhor violence. Standing by the bedside of a … Continue reading

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This Sunday we are dedicating a new Peace Pole at St. Paul’s. Our existing one was installed shortly after the invasion of Iraq. It has endured some long, Hard Canadian winters. Over the years, it has reminded many of us … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Budget! Or is it????

Dear President Obama,Sorry I haven’t written lately. I really should have tried to get this note off to you much earlier. My time in Palestine and Israel as an Ecumenical Accompanier is over. I am really glad, I don’t have … Continue reading

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