Tag Archives: United Church of Canada

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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A Pentecost Gift from Naim Ateek on the birthday of Christ’s Church

  Dear Friends,                                                                           … Continue reading

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Israeli Forced Transfer of Palestinian Bedouin

Below is a letter to Prime Minister Harper asking for our government to come to the aid of Palestinian Bedouin and to stand up for the Geneva Convention and international human rights laws. The Bedouin are the least and the … Continue reading

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Gaza, Israel and Weeping for the Dead Children

Jeremiah 32:15 “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” [i] Jeremiah’s words cry out seeking a response. Once again, Rachel is weeping … 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 once a bustling business … Continue reading

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Scarlett Johansson and Groundhog Day

Dear Scarlet, Today is a really big day for you – its Super Bowl Sunday! Your new ad for Soda Stream is going to be broadcast into millions of people’s homes! It must be so exciting for you! I want … 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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