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Grape-Nut Flakes: What I Learned from the Mosaic of Peace Conference

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Grape-Nut Flakes. Eleven days in Israel/Palestine…eleven exhausting, eye-opening, life-changing days…so many defining moments, so many stop-dead-in-your-tracks encounters… And the take away? Grape-Nut Flakes. Let me explain. Put 110 Presbyterians in a hotel meeting room in Newark to prepare them for the Holy Land and you will have diversity: age, gender,

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“And Who Will Inherit the Land?”

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A Reflection from the Mosaic of Peace Conference Our bus drive from Bethlehem to Qasr el Yahud, the latter designated as the possible site of Jesus’ baptism, is brown and dusty like much of Palestine. Israel either claims or controls most of the water, so there is no chance for

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Divestment is an Investment in Love, Peace, and Justice

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Introduction The Presbyterian Church (USA) has been engaged in a decade-long struggle to divest from companies that are profiting from the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. After an extensive corporate engagement process, the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) has recommended that the

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“The HP Way”: When Profits and Human Rights Clash

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For the last two years I have attended Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) March shareholders meeting in Mountain View, CA, and I have asked HP’s Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Ashley Watson, for an example of how HP’s ethical business practices have changed the way they do business with

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When You Have a Dog in the Fight

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Reflections on an Ethical Dilemma Looking Back as We Prepare to Move Forward As we approach the 221st General Assembly of the PC(USA), we prepare for a longstanding controversy to come back to the floor — divestment from Caterpillar because of its manufacture of bulldozers used to demolish homes in

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Communion and Climate Change

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This week’s mini-series is a collaborative effort with Ecclesio. Check out these and other articles at www.ecclesio.com. In our time of climate change, what does it mean to gather at the Table? Can our thanksgiving and intercession, our taking, blessing, breaking, and sharing bread, shape our response to the entire

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Unbinding Creation: Children of Dust, Children of God

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This week’s mini-series is a collaborative effort with Ecclesio. Check out these and other articles at www.ecclesio.com. Climate change is a reality that simply cannot be denied any longer. 97% of scientists agree that the changes in earth’s temperatures and weather patterns are caused by human action. Even if we

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