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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.

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United Church of Christ and Israel: A Timeline

July 1, 2015

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ, an approximately 1 million member denomination formed from the 1957 merger of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the General Council of the Congregational Christian…

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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.

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Irrefutable: Israel’s Case for Legitimacy

August 29, 2014

Amidst all struggles, Israel reborn as a modern, thriving Jewish state “is undeniably a miracle of God…”

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Jerusalem Mayor Blasts Evangelicals’ “Pro-Israel Pro-Palestine” Stance

August 23, 2014

The Evangelical Left’s trendy “Pro-Palestine, Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace” stance lacks depth, facts, solutions and, according to the Mayor of Jerusalem, is in need of a serious reality check.

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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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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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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…

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In Bethlehem, the Wrong Kind of Christian Festival

April 9, 2014

Unfortunately, it is clear from the Christ at the Checkpoint conference that pro-Palestinian Christians have serious political and institutional momentum.