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About wallwritings

From 1972 through 1999, James M. Wall was editor and publisher of the Christian Century magazine, based in Chicago, lllinois. He was a Contributing Editor of the Century from 1999 until July, 2017. He has written this blog, wall writings.me, since it was launched April 27, 2008. If you would like to receive Wall Writings alerts when new postings are added to this site, send a note, saying, Please Add Me, to jameswall8@gmail.com Biography: Journalism was Jim's undergraduate college major at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He has earned two MA degrees, one from Emory, and one from the University of Chicago, both in religion. He is an ordained United Methodist clergy person. He served for two years in the US Air Force, and three additional years in the USAF reserve. While serving on active duty with the Alaskan Command, he reached the rank of first lieutenant. He has worked as a sports writer for both the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, was editor of the United Methodist magazine, Christian Advocate for ten years, and editor and publisher of the Christian Century magazine for 27 years.

Phoenix Mayor to Trump: Cancel Your Rally

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Slavery Did Not Die; It Still Peddles Its Evil

by James M. Wall The Professor asks”: “What could be worse than the soul-shredding evil of racism during the era of human bondage?” This question is posed by a professor of African and Middle East History at the University of … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter Warned of Trumpism in 1979

by James M. Wall Last week brought more ill-informed, mean-spirited acts from our current President.  Before reviewing some of those acts, pause with me for a moment to give thanks for Jimmy Carter. Here is just the latest reason to … Continue reading

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Two Palestinian Schoolmates Seek Unity in Cairo

by James M. Wall A power-sharing Gaza leadership agreement involving two Palestinian childhood friends, Yahya Sinwar (left) and Mohammed Dahlan (right, below) may be “slowly taking shape”. What led to the reunion of Sinwar and Dahlan is an intriguing story that involves … Continue reading

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The Long Fight Against TV and Movie “Bad Arabs”

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Who to Believe, Your Lying Eyes or the Truth?

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Wolves in the Gaza Chicken House

by James M. Wall Have you seen the Hollywood film that flashes back to February, 2006, when Palestinians elected a Hamas party parliamentary majority. I didn’t think so, because there is no such film available. An honest film on Palestine’s current … Continue reading

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“This Meddlesome Priest” Troubles Trump

by James M. Wall At 2:30 in the morning of June 17, 1972, forty five years ago this weekend, five men were arrested as they attempted to place wire taps in the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the … Continue reading

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Land of Opportunity for Testing Weapo

by James M. Wall Fifty years after the June 5-10, 1967, Six Day War, Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian people offers a business opportunity for some, and massive oppression for others. We will begin with the business opportunity, as it … Continue reading

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Hillary is Back

By James M. Wall Hillary is back; the Hillary who ought to be in the White House instead of the man our archaic electoral system gave us November 8, 2016. The Hillary Clinton who is back, relaxed and at ease, … Continue reading

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