Category Archives: Episcopal Church

Bishops: Divestment Not in our “Best Interests”

by James M. Wall The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops on Thursday condemned the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) strategy.  The bishops spoke the language of the market place. They made no effort to theologically justify their condemnation. Instead, they were … Continue reading

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UCC Says No to Occupation, Votes 80% to Divest

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Israeli Aggression Leaves Little Hope for Peace

by James M. Wall The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. That conflict began on July 28, 1914. It did not end until November 11, 1918. Keep those dates in mind because … Continue reading

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Have Church/State Leaders Endorsed Injustice?

by James M. Wall The two political leaders pictured here are U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Middle East Quartet Representative and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair. The two men are walking next to a wall at the … Continue reading

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What Protestants Could Learn from Ron Paul

by James M. Wall When the gavel fell on the Episcopalian convention, July 10, three major U.S. Protestant denominations had formally ended their 2012 discussions on how much religious support they were willing to give Palestinians under occupation. The most charitable answer … Continue reading

Posted in Episcopal Church, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Politics in Religion, Presbyterian Church USA, Religion and politics, Religious Faith, United Methodist Church | 20 Comments

Gunter Grass Exposes Israel As a Nuclear Power that “Endangers” a Fragile World Peace

Fby James M. Wall A stunning new poem by German novelist Gunter Grass, has “broken the silence” on Israel as a nuclear power. Western journalists and politicians have long enforced that silence by unspoken and unwritten common agreement. The silence … Continue reading

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Church Leader Tells Palestinians and Israelis “eat together and listen to each other’s stories”

by James M. Wall (New Comments Posted Below) An appalling shallowness has descended over Mainline Protestantism. Episcopalians, United Methodists and Presbyterians are actually debating how they should deal with the Israeli Occupation Martin Luther King, sitting in that Birmingham city … Continue reading

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