Tagged: israel

Bethlehem Lives Into Its Heritage

What images come to mind when you hear the words “little town of Bethlehem”? Idyllic, holy scenes of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus alongside friendly barnyard animals? For a North American living in Bethlehem,...

Herod’s Gate

By Carol Folbre, Ph.D. The sun kissed the tips of cathedral crosses. It was just after 5:00 AM. Shadows shortened as we walked the narrow streets towards the gates of the Old City. Our local...

A Prayer for Churches in Jerusalem

“Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed…” Isaiah 1:17 Earlier this month, several patriarchs and heads of churches in Jerusalem issued a statement condemning various acts in Jerusalem that restricted the rights...

Thy Kingdom Come

By Elli Atchison and Molly Lorden When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them,...