Giving Up on Nonviolence: For Those Who Want to Believe Peace is Possible

The more I watch the news, scroll through my Twitter and Facebook feeds, and listen to NPR, the more I wonder if peace is possible. The idea that we are progressing as a human race is simply folly. American bombs kill innocent aid workers in hospitals. ISIS displaces large segments of Iraqis and Syrians. Regular [Read More…]

Why Christians Should Care About Hebron in the West Bank

Hebron. It is the city where one building, separated by bulletproof glass, is both a mosque and synagogue. Here houses the legendary burial sites of Abraham and Sarah (Tomb of the Patriarchs). Hebron is a city of division. Of violence. Of pain. Of apartheid. Of racism. Of militarism. Of despair. Of settlement. I know this first [Read More…]

The Israel-Gaza Conflict has Names and Faces: Hearing Voices from Both Sides of the Wall

Over the past several weeks, my heart has grieved the violence taking place in Gaza. Hamas hurts the cause of all Palestinians when they shoot their homemade rockets over the wall at innocent civilians in Israel. And Israel perpetuates the desperation of groups like Hamas with their unjust policies, walls, and discrimination. Both sides of [Read More…]

Resources for Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – Today and Yesterday

As many of you know, this past winter I visited Israel/Palestine with The Global Immersion Project. With TGIP I was guided into hope and pain, peace and violence. I still see much hope, but the events of the past week seem like such a step backwards. In this post, I want to point folks towards some [Read More…]