Two New Churches Get Off the Ground in West Bank

The West Bank and Gaza Strip are adjacent to the State of Israel and are inhabited by around 4.5 million Palestinians. The governing power is the Palestinian Authority. The major religion is Islam, and the official language is Arabic. There is also a small Christian...

“I Shall Not Hate”

It takes a lot of love, faith and courage to decide, “I shall not hate,” and to resist calls for revenge. In his book, “I Shall Not Hate,” Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian doctor, reflects on his experiences following the Israeli Defense...

How Your Church Can Support Peace for Israel, Palestine

Many Christians across the United States may have little interest in, and perhaps not much knowledge of, the World Council of Churches (WCC). Some Christians are even quite critical of the WCC. Nevertheless, the WCC is involved in many commendable activities. Their...

Churches Divest from Companies Feeding Violence

The pictures of Israeli civilians watching and cheering from a hilltop at the heart-rending massacre of people in Gaza by tanks and aircraft are chilling. Gaza is neither a state nor a country. It has no army. Sandwiched between Egypt on one side and the Israeli army...