Christian Issues

Munther Isaac Contradicts Himself

In his response to an opinion piece by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, Palestinian Pastor Munther Isaac contradicts himself (and his fellow pastors) about the status of Christians in Palestinian society.

Israeli Jews: The Impossible People at Christ at the Checkpoint

One important topic of discussion at the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference that took place in Bethlehem in early March was how Christians should related to a state founded and inhabited by Jews who reject Jesus Christ as their lord and savior.

A Sad But Incomplete Story

Lynne Hybels from Willow Creek Church told a sad and moving tale about a home demolition in Jerusalem. It was not the whole story.

The LA Times and the Grinch Who Stole Bethlehem Tourism

A record number of tourists visited Bethlehem this holiday season, and the hotels are fully booked, but the Los Angeles Times still finds fault with Israel. The reason: Israeli tour operators don't promote Palestinian tourism.

Praise for a Jew-Hater

Muhammed Sayyd Tantawi's status as an inveterate anti-Semite did not disqualify the late sheikh as the darling of inter-religious dialogue. He was lionized by the Vatican, the World Council of Churches and others before and after his death.

Coptic Crisis: Round-Up of News and Commentary

A round-up of some of the news and commentary on the violence in Cairo that resulted in the deaths of dozens of Coptic Christians and three Egyptian soldiers on October 9, 2011.