As we hiked the Abraham Path, I realized that every step was inescapably political.
When Jews, Christians, and Muslims gather to celebrate arts and culture, the dividing walls crumble.
The stories we tell can do real damage. Or they can heal.
“It’s one thing to say you support a two-state solution. It’s another thing to go to Israel and study Judaism.”
How does theology shape Jewish democracy, in light of the many competing claims and complex relationships in the land of Israel?
Are the people of 21st-century Israel the chosen ones of Genesis to whom Yahweh promised the land in eternal covenant? Walter Brueggemann gives a nuanced answer.
There is a sharp contrast between West Jerusalem and mostly Arab East Jerusalem. Along this political and economic divide, violence has erupted.
Padraig O'Malley is not the first scholar to call the two-state approach a failed paradigm. Yet where others suggest an alternative, O'Malley remains in the deconstructing stage.
It was the shortest Vatican II document but among the most influential. Whatever its limits, it was a watershed in Christian-Jewish relations.
"In the Middle East peace process, the peace was being negotiated by secular elites who lacked the religious language of so many of their people."