Tag Archives: Gun Violence

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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What Leads to a Hunger Strike?

I am worried for the 1,500 of 6,500 Palestinian prisoners held by Israelis who have been on a hunger strike for over a month. I am also worried about what might happen. Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli jail. I witnessed … 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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A Golden Jubilee

The news has been depressing so I haven’t posted in awhile. Things have been spiralling downward in Palestine and Israel. The level of provocation from the Israeli government has just continued to escalate since the summer. There have been parallel … 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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An Anniversary of Sorts

Today is kind of an anniversary for me. It was a year ago that I was targeted by an Israeli sniper and later tear gassed while attending the Open Shuada Street demonstration in Hebron. Shuhada Street was onceĀ a bustling business … 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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