Jewish, Christian, Muslim leaders support Kerry efforts

Voice strong support for ‘determined initiative’ in Middle East

30 faith leaders endorse letter coordinated by National Interreligious Leadership Initiative. read more »

August 05, 2013

Faith leaders concerned about Syria

Urge President Obama to negotiate solution, don't provide arms

Letter cautions Syria’s ‘rich religious and ethnic tapestry’ at risk of fraying beyond repair. read more »

August 05, 2013

Resource on Jerusalem available

World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel Sept. 22-28

In 2012, churches in at least 25 countries advocated about urgent need for peace settlement. read more »

July 11, 2013

Prayer for peace in Middle East

Focus on Kerry trip to restart peace talks

5th visit by U.S. Secretary of State since January. read more »

July 01, 2013

Christians address Middle East new challenges

Rapidly changing political, social landscapes, rise in extremism threat

Gathering looks at how to strengthen pro-active Christian witness in region, find ways of furthering stronger engagements with people of other faiths. read more »

June 21, 2013

Out of control

Water cannon, barricaded streets, defiant marches characterize past 2 weeks

‘Resilient’ Palestinians offer no angry backlash, no verbal outcries, just patient resignation to a thoroughly unjust system. read more »

by Tina Whitehead
on May 28, 2013

Silent garden’s power

Beautifully nurtured garden stands as contrast to ugliness of Separation Wall

Mission intern tells bishop garden is ‘our witness against separation and oppression and violence.’ read more »

by Bishop Hope Morgan Ward
on March 28, 2013

Every day is an Easter day

A reflection on Easter in the Holy Land

Where and when we celebrate the Risen Lord should be ongoing because it carries a message that should not be limited to one day of the year or a particular place on Earth. read more »

by Janet Lahr Lewis
on March 28, 2013

‘Disinterest’ among Palestinians

Western Pennsylvania missionary reports on Obama’s Holy Land visit

Considers president’s most powerful message his humanizing of the Palestinian people. read more »

by Tina Whitehead
on March 28, 2013

Palestinian pastor’s advice for Obama

Don’t disappoint humanity by carrying on U.S. politics in the Middle East as usual

Missionary hopes upcoming visit will be different because ‘it can be the one that will change the course of history in the Middle East.’ read more »

by the Rev. Alex Awad
on February 28, 2013

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