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Methodist Divestment

Methodists Hear Alternatives to Anti-Israel Divestment

May 10, 2016

Proposals to divest United Methodist pensions from companies that do business with Israel are counter-productive and will not foster a narrative leading to Middle East peace, according to a group working against divestment at the denomination’s top legislative gathering.

Christ at the Checkpoint

‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ Continues Aim to Undermine Evangelical Support for Israel

March 10, 2016

Evangelical activists are concluding today a provocatively titled conference ostensibly gathering about “empowering the Palestinian church.”

Canon Andrew White at NRB

NRB Spotlights Christian Genocide

February 26, 2016

Canon Andrew White, known as the “Vicar of Baghdad” and pastor of St. George’s Baghdad, brought his incredible first-hand experiences to the largely American Evangelical crowd at NRB.

Assyrian and American flags (Photo credit: Faith J. H. McDonnell)

3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Fight ISIS Genocide of Christians, Yazidis, Others

February 13, 2016

The United States government remains glaringly absent from those world powers speaking out against ISIS’ genocidal slaughter and destruction in the Middle East. But you can help change that right now.

Canon Andrew White in Baghdad

Canon Andrew White Speaks at IRD

December 4, 2015

Canon Andrew White, the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has ministered powerfully across the Middle East, from Jerusalem to Baghdad. He shared some of his incredible experiences during a lunchtime discussion at IRD.

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Iran Nuclear Deal Proponents ‘Humbled’

November 19, 2015

The Economist magazine reported that Westerners hoping that the Iran nuclear deal might produce lasting change in the Middle East “have been humbled in recent weeks.”


IRD: NCC Support for Iran Deal ‘Utopian’

August 26, 2015

The National Council of Churches has organized a letter of religious voices praising the Iran nuclear deal.


American Churches and the Iran Nuclear Deal

August 21, 2015

Most church groups and prominent religious voices speaking to the Iran nuclear deal are supportive. Most notable among them is the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops. In April, Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces,…

UCC Rehab

Theology UCC Style: Scripture Through ‘Palestinian Eyes’

July 14, 2015

On June 30, 2015 the United Church Christ (UCC) voted in favor of anti-Israeli divestment resolutions despite the advice of like-minded expert panelists. Their Palestinian-centered theological climate might explain their decision.


IRD: United Church of Christ Votes to Divest from Israel

June 30, 2015

“The fast declining United Church of Christ’s vote today to divest from and boycott businesses doing business with Israel is sad but fortunately mostly inconsequential.”

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UCC Advisory Panel Debates Israeli Boycott and Apartheid

June 22, 2015

A United Church of Christ panel recently examined the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement ahead of the denomination’s General Synod later this week.

Anti-Israel Divestment Shirt

Anti-Israel Activists to Try Divestment Again at Episcopal General Convention

May 29, 2015

Anti-Israel activists are seeking to build momentum for a divestment campaign in the Episcopal Church. Don’t expect any mention of Hamas or rocket attacks.