Fear is spreading everywhere around the world due to the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, some people have been behaving and reacting to such fear in various ways.
The coronavirus is in full swing all around the world, so I expect what I’m experiencing in Israel is not so far removed from others in your own country. It’s strange though.
Reconciliation is an obvious need in Israel and Palestine – one of the longest current conflicts in the world. But how does it affect European countries or the USA?
In the last few months we were all influenced by a barrage of media regarding the elections.
Who will be in the movement that will demand peace and reconciliation from our world?
To lament is to awaken to situations of injustice around us and then respond. What make us numb to the reality of injustice that people face today?
During this Lent season, we will be unpacking in a three-part series the idea of lament, in our context, where many people have embraced the victim mentality in their identity.
Wilderness = Arad?
I would say yes, after my trip to the Democratic School in Arad.
The journey of reconciliation isn’t always easy. The conflict in Israel-Palestine runs deep through history, society, and personal lives, and given the current political climate you can find yourself asking, “Do my actions really make a difference for peace?”
When I was growing up, I remember being able to see Jordan from the window of my home and knowing I couldn’t visit because the people there were my ‘enemies’.