Opposing Prejudice and Intolerance Against All

Even though April 9, 1948, is a day of infamy for Palestinians, few commemorative ceremonies are usually held. Sixty-five years ago, organized Jewish terrorist groups, including the Irgun and Stern gangs, attacked Deir Yassin, a village whose population numbered some...

Encountering God in the Placidity of a Garden

Just a few days after Jan. 1, 2007, our Sunday school facilitator commenced the morning discussion by posing the following question: “Where do you encounter God?” The answers were varied: “in the Scripture,” “in prayer,” “in...

Sweep Away Palestinian Stereotypes: Part Two

In January 2008 I received an e-mail from a distraught former student informing me that Jimmy Carter’s book, Palestine: Peace, not Apartheid, a Christmas gift she had given her grandfather, was dismissed as a misguided treatise and unfair criticism of Israel. A...