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’.
One young man from England’s life was profoundly changed by this experience. For the first time, he got a basic understanding of the conflict and found out why it is so important for him to be involved in reconciliation in the Holy Land as an Englishman.
Christian leadership is not solely worked, it is like an orchestra where a team should work together”.
Over a year ago, the idea of recruiting Palestinian women to step up as leaders in their own community was born.
The 13th of December was a day we marked at Musalaha as the Chairman of the Board of Musalaha, Evan Thomas, tendered his intention to step down from his role and give room for the new generation to lead the ministry of reconciliation.
“SHWAY, SHWAY (SLOWLY, SLOWLY)
WE CAN CHANGE, STEP BY STEP.”
These women – half Palestinian and half Israeli – courageously stepped out of their comfort zone to an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people.
What is happening now throughout the Middle East is successful change that starts from the bottom-up. We are now seeing what seems to be the second wave of the Arab Spring.