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The Israel/Palestine Mission Network Responds to ‘Two States for Two Peoples’

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“They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying ‘Peace, Peace,’ when there is no peace.” -Jeremiah 6:14 A group of Presbyterians recently distributed a free, glossy, 80-page position paper entitled, Two States for Two Peoples. The paper advocates for a two-state solution as the best way to resolve

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To Break the Shackles

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Palestinian Children and Israeli Military Detention “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.” –Matthew 2:18 Presbyterians affirm that the Holy Spirit gives us courage “to hear the voices of peoples long silenced.”

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A Pathway to Just Peace in Israel/Palestine

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Statement by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship This statement was originally published by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship on April 21, 2016 on their website at http://presbypeacefellowship.org/content/pathway-just-peace-israel-palestine#.V03d6WZWcg1. The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship thanks the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) for its document, Israel-Palestine: For Human Values in the Absence of a

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One Year After: US and Cuba Relations

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A Reflection by the General Secretary of the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba On December 17th, 2014 the announcement was made of restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and US, after some 18 months of secret talks. Official conversations had been held in Havana and Washington since then, visits at top

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Dismissional on Missional?

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The Growth of Missional Language Missio-Logio: The Many Languages of Mission The theme of the 2015 annual meeting American Society of Missiology (ASM) was “Missio-Logoi: The Many Languages of Mission.” It was a fascinating conference, with missionaries and scholars from across denominations and from many traditions meeting in Wheaton, Illinois.

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Jeremy John, Christian blogger and occupier
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Letter to a Seminarian from a Christian Occupier

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“The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us.” – Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination By Jeremy John   View and print as PDF.   I do not know how to be

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Kelly Jean Norris-Wilke, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary student
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What an Urban Seminary Is Doing to Advocate Social Justice Beyond the Iron Gates

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary One Seminarian’s Perspective By Kelly Jean Norris-Wilke   View and print as PDF.   I am standing on pavement covered in graffiti. Letters from friends and loved ones spray-painted onto the black top. Letters saying goodbye to a seventeen-year-old community member shot on this spot on a

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"The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes" by James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
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Reflecting with Scripture on Community Organizing

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By Reverend Jeffrey K. Krehbiel The following is an excerpt from Reflecting with Scripture on Community Organizing (c) 2010 by Rev. Jeffrey K Krehbiel. Used with permission of the publisher, ACTA Publications, www.actapublications.com, 800-397-2282. All rights reserved. Copies of the 60-page booklet are available at $5.95 with discounts for multiple copies

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