[ Ed. note – Anyone who has ever read Paul’s letter to the Romans has probably stumbled and gasped when they got to chapter 13, for it is here the apostle expresses the rather startling view that all earthly rulers (presumably including Roman emperors, and, if we extrapolate to modern times, war mongers like John McCain) are divinely appointed by God–and that whoever opposes them is in reality opposing God.
Perversity, Stupidity and Blind Guides
By Richard Edmondson
I came across the above picture several days ago. It is of Nur Hamdan, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who lost his eye earlier this month after being shot by Israeli police. According to news reports, Nur was standing on the balcony of his East Jerusalem home along with his mother and a cousin when he was hit by a “sponge-tipped bullet.”
A nun surveys damage following an arson attack by a Jewish Israeli carried out in 2015 at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in northern Israel.
A few days ago I put up a post about the resolution adopted by the Mennonite Church at its convention in Orlando, Florida earlier this month. I noted that the resolution calls for church divestment from corporations which profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine, for which I duly praised the Mennonites.
[ Ed. note – A very welcomed resolution has been adopted by the General Synod of the United Church of Christ. ]
By Anthony Mujaes
United Church of Christ | July 3, 2017
The General Synod of the United Church of Christ is calling for an end to what is being described as “traumatic” practices by Israeli military against Palestinian children.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is calling it a “warning sign” of a possible US troop buildup and all-out military intervention in Syria. She is referring to Washington’s claim earlier this week that it believes Syria is planning a chemical attack.
Palestinian Christians have published an open letter to the World Council of Churches asking that the international ecumenical body recognize Israel as an apartheid state.
Recently We Hold These Truths uploaded a podcast featuring a discussion on the book, “Judaism’s Strange Gods,” by Michael Hoffman. The following is the program description: