Christian Issues

Rev.’s Kinnamon and Thomas Get it Right on Ahmadinejad

Michael Kinnamon, general secretary of the National Council of Churches and John Thomas, president and general minister of the United Church of Christ, acknowledge that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is an inappropriate partner for interfaith dialogue.

Rev. Wall Errs, Again

Responding to Chicago Jewish leaders who challenged his refusal to accept Jewish sovereignty, Rev. James Wall, a longtime columnist for the Christian Century, distorts the historical record.

Sabeel’s Rhetoric Questioned by Jewish Peace Activists

Jeff Halper (left) recently suggested that Israelis are contemplating a “final solution” in regards to the Palestinians at a recent Sabeel conference but other Jewish activists are questioning the organization’s rhetoric and agenda.

Methodists Invite Children Into Alternate Universe

A United Methodist Church children’s book “From Palestine to Seattle: Becoming Neighbors and Friends,” and the accompanying Sunday school teacher’s manual, invites children into an alternate universe in which Israeli concessions and withdrawals bring about an end to Palestinian violence. Sadly, no such universe exists. And in its upside down version of reality, the book portrays Israeli security checkpoints as the cause, not the result, of Palestinian violence.  

CAMERA Letter in Los Angeles Times on Sabeel

The letter points out that "If Rev. Dr. Ateek's [left] approach to peacemaking is 'theologically correct,' as he asserts, then we must be living in the Middle Ages."