I recently gave a series of lectures on Judaism and Christianity to lay pastors at the Cyangugu Theological School in Rwanda.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
slow to anger, and of great mercy, lover of all peoples of the earth,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Remind us that “all the nations are as nothing before thee,”
their governments but a shadow of passing age; Continue reading
Remember the last time you drank a glass of cool, clean, refreshing water? It tasted good didn’t it? And if you are like me, you probably didn’t even think about it. Continue reading
Read the Summer Peacemaker e-News here
One of the Five Marks of Mission widely adopted as an expression of contemporary Christian mission is “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth”.
Peacemaker Trust is therefore enthusiastic to support the Olive Tree Planting Campaign organised by the Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA\YWCA of Palestine and Alternative Tourism Group (ATG). Continue reading
Stephen has just returned from a week’s teaching in Cyangugu, Rwanda. Bishop Nathan Amooti, the Anglican Bishop of Cyangugu, invited Stephen to teach a module on Judaism and Christianity at the new Diocesan Theological School, which opened in March. Continue reading
Statement by the Patriarch and Local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)
Christian Zionism is a modern theological and political movement that embraces the most extreme ideological positions of Zionism, thereby becoming detrimental to a just peace within Palestine and Israel. The Christian Zionist program provides a worldview where the Gospel is reduced to an ideology of empire, colonialism, and militarism. In its extreme form, it places an emphasis on apocalyptic events leading to the end of history rather than living Christ’s love and justice today.
We categorically reject Christian Zionist doctrines as a false teaching that corrupts the biblical message of love, justice and reconciliation. Continue reading
This year’s annual Sabeel-Kairos conference was held at CMS House in Oxford in June. The event was heavily oversubscribed, indicating perhaps the growing awareness of, and concern for, the on-going failure, after 70 years, to bring an end to the Palestinian Nakba or catastrophe. Continue reading
The Revd Andrew Ashdown is presently undertaking doctoral research on Christian Muslim relations in Syria. In this short interview he shares more about his findings.
The Revd Andrew Ashdown has been a frequent visitor to Syria. He shares his experience of the vital work being undertaken by local humanitarian agencies caring for the victims of the war in Syria, yet sadly, largely ignored by the international media. He compares this with the media attention given to the well-funded Western-backed White Helmets.
For more information see:
Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch (GOPA-DERD)
Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC)