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Young United Methodists Wrestle with Global, Social Divisions

August 14, 2014

United Methodist youths and young adults gathered from around the world in the Philippines for worship, fellowship, and grappling with some of the denomination’s major theological and global divisions.

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IRD’s Chelsen Vicari to Join Christian Solidarity Trip to Israel

August 12, 2014

IRD Evangelical Action Director Chelsen Vicari will travel to Israel in August as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip.

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Checking On My Privilege (And, Yes, It’s Still There)

August 4, 2014

Postmodern thinking has taught me that as a white-male-American, I am unable to truly understand oppression the way the oppressed do. Maybe I can sympathize with the oppressed, but I can never empathize…

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Another Stand For Israel

August 1, 2014

Violence and aggression in the Israeli conflict in Gaza have reached a frightening level.

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Lost in Translation: Film Misapplies MLK to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

July 15, 2014

Do Palestinians have a “modern-day civil rights movement” with a “very, very clear” relationship to America’s civil rights past?

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Activists Seek to Divide U.S. Evangelicals and Israel Amid Gaza Conflict

July 11, 2014

A new movement of young activists is seeking to change the historically strong support of U.S. Evangelicals for Israel.

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The Latest Threat to Evangelical Support for Israel

July 10, 2014

Conservative Christians have generally been known for their enthusiastic support for the Jewish state. But a new movement of young activists is seeking to change that.

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Presbyterians Back Anti-Israel Divestment

June 20, 2014

Presbyterian commissioners have voted to divest the 1.76 million-member denomination from three companies that do business with Israel.

Attendees at the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.'s 2014 General Assembly line up to debate the issues.  (Photo by Michael Whitman, PCUSA)

PCUSA Votes For Anti-Israel Divestment

June 20, 2014

After a decade of heated debate, backtracking, and suspenseful votes, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has once again voted for divestment from three companies that do business with Israel. The controversial vote is sure to inspire debate…

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Protestants and Anti-Israel Divestment

June 19, 2014

Anti-Israel divestment activists are unrelenting in their campaign. Their claim about United Methodist support, which is nebulous, may not have the intended effect on Presbyterians.

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CAIR & Interfaith Friends Rally Behind Terrorist Bomber

June 18, 2014

A Palestinian woman convicted of a 1969 bombing in Jerusalem caught by the FBI on immigration fraud is the latest cause celebre.

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PC(USA) economics of intolerance

June 17, 2014

The General Assembly of the PC (USA) convenes every other year for a week of collective insanity–a dysfunctional family reunion, if you will–that guarantees the denomination will get media coverage for all the wrong…