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The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) arrange regular advocacy tours of Israel and Palestine. These observations and photos were taken on a recent tour. Continue reading
Every Sunday after church, Sudanese refugees in Cairo receive a simple meal. They get one or two sandwiches. We serve 6 churches from different denominations. In total about 850 people each week. Half of those are children. We do this because these people are refugees in Cairo and get very little help. It is also a small token of our love for them. And it encourages the community life of the churches. Continue reading
A sermon preached at New Covenant United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, based on the famous parable of Jesus found in Luke 10:25-37.
It has been a delight to participate in the first Christ at the Checkpoint conference in the USA. Hosted by churches in Oklahoma City, the conference was attended by about 150 participants from the USA, Canada, Israel, Palestine and Europe.
The theme of the conference was “Exploring Holy Land Realities and our Response”. Subjects discussed through plenaries and breakout sessions included Palestinian Christianity in the Midst of the Conflict; Jewish and Christian Attitudes to the Conflict; Christian Zionism; Strategies of Nonviolent Resistance; and Promoting Peace. Continue reading
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Bishop Henry Luke Orombi, one of Uganda’s most respected leaders, lived through a series of intriguing life events culminating in his appointment as the 7th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda in 2004. Over the years, he has mentored thousands of youth, fathers and leaders both in religious and corporate fields. Continue reading
In January, I visited Murgwanza in Kagera Diocese as a member of the Christianity Explored team to help train 130 lay leaders and youth leaders to use the course. Arising from that visit, Bishop Darlington Bendankeha invited me to return to Murgwanza to teach ordinands undertaking a three-year diploma course for ministry at the Diocesan theological college.
Kagera is situated in north west Tanzania high on a ridge overlooking the borders of Burundi and Rwanda near the shores of Lake Victoria. It is one of the poorest regions of Tanzania. More than half the population live on less that $1 per day. Continue reading
At the invitation of Bishop Tim Wambunya, Bishop of Butere in Western Kenya, Jim, Brian and I travelled to Butere via Nairobi and Kisumu in September to train 50 lay pastors in the Diocese to use the Christianity Explored course. Bishop Tim’s aspiration is for all his lay pastors to receive the training. Continue reading
An interview with Miranda Pinch about her new film.
100 years ago Britain’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour set in motion the vision of Israel… His ‘Balfour Declaration’ had another, disastrous impact: the dispossession of the Palestinian people.
This film looks at other visions — including a wide range of views from occupied Palestine today, ranging from anger to attempts at envisioning a future. It also shows the vision of another Englishman: the contemporary artist Banksy, who has created in Palestine a hotel that is also a remarkable satirical art installation.
Find out more about the film here http://www.balfourtobanksy.com