Peacemaking

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November 15, 2011

Christian leaders are urging the U.S. government to step up its leadership in resolving the prolonged stalemate in peace negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, especially in light of a recent controversial move by Israel to establish a new settlement in East Jerusalem.

A...

November 4, 2011

WHAT KIND OF AID DOES THE U.S. PRESENTLY PROVIDE THE PALESTINIANS?

Congress annually provides three pots of money to the Palestinian people: (1) $200 million in direct assistance to the Palestinian Authority government; (2) $150 million or more in support of Palestinian security forces;...

October 27, 2011

"On the holy mountain stands the city he has founded; Then Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Of Zion it shall be said, 'Everyone was born in her,' And the Most High himself shall sustain her." -- Psalm 87 (page 711, Book of Common Prayer)

The Arab-...

October 26, 2011

"No justice! No peace!" "No justice! No peace!" We have heard the cry at countless demonstrations. It is a plea not for the mere absence of violence, the silent, complacent peace of the graveyard. It is, rather, a call to the peace of Shalom that rests on justice and that encompasses a shared...

October 11, 2011

Singing "we shall overcome," the Rev. Canon George Regas and more than a dozen other anti-war protestors were arrested Oct. 7 in front of the federal building in downtown Los Angeles after rallying against the war in Afghanistan.

The rally -- to draw attention to the tenth anniversary of...

August 30, 2011

The Sudan Council of Churches has dispatched peace teams to calm regions of Jonglei state in South Sudan, where humanitarian agencies say hundreds have died and more than 26,000 people have been displaced in inter-ethnic fighting.

The Rev. Ramadan Chan Liol, the council's general...

July 18, 2011

Climbing Stone Mountain in the Georgia humidity and triple-digit heat was one of the hardest things 11-year-old Miller had ever done -- but he managed just fine, with a little help from his newfound friends.

There were nearly two dozen of them, in fact; 11- to 13-year-old Muslims, Jews...

June 10, 2011

A new initiative, "Awareness Sunday," was launched in London this week to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Sept. 11, 2011 -- the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania -- falls on a Sunday, when a...

May 25, 2011

As Sudan's wanted President Omar al-Bashir said that he would not remove his Khartoum troops from the disputed oil-producing Abyei region, church and world leaders are insisting that advocacy for the war-torn south and for a lasting peace must continue.

"It seems only a little while ago...

May 23, 2011

On the third day of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) in Kingston, peace advocates from around the world relayed stories of violence and oppression but expressed hope that a peace movement would prevail.

Religious leaders from the Middle East, India, Brazil and the...

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