Dexter Van Zile

Did the United Church of Christ Really Divest from Israel-Related Companies?

Despite all the braggadocio from church leaders at the UCC’s 2015 General Synod about not profiting from Israeli companies that do business in the West Bank at their church’s 2015 General Synod, the denomination’s pension and endowment funds are still doing exactly that — four years later.

Episcopal Bishop Gayle Harris Said “I Was There” When She Wasn’t

Bishop Gayle Harris from the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts is starting to backtrack on stories she told at her church's General Convention in July. Speaking at the House of Bishops on July 13, 2018, Harris said she was "there" when a 15-year-old boy was shot 10 times in the back. In a statement issued on Aug. 9, 2018, she admits she was passing the story on second hand when she told the story to her fellow Episcopalians in July.

Christian Peacemaker’s Creepy Crush

When Christian peacemakers come into the presence of Palestinians who say hateful things against Israel and promote acts of violence against its citizens, some of these folks get really excited in an unwholesome sort of way. It’s creepy.