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About wallwritings

James M. Wall is currently a Contributing Editor of The Christian Century magazine, based in Chicago, Illinois. From 1972 through 1999, he was editor and publisher of the Christian Century magazine. Jim launched this new personal blog April 24, 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.

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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“For I was in prison and you visited me not’”

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On Nakba 69, Israel Kills a Palestinian Fisherman

5. the hunger strike of 1,500 Palestinian political
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“O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend. . . !”

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Trump Deletes Arafat From Accord Signing

by James M. Wall It is a well-known fact of history that to the victor belongs the spoils. And one of those spoils is the ability to reshape history. Donald Trump has won the presidency. He is now busy reshaping history. On Wednesday, … Continue reading

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“Salt and Water” As a German Leader is Rejected

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An Irish Writer and a US Scholar Walk Into a Bar

by James M. Wall The Irish writer is Eimear McBride. The scholar is a fellow named Chas Freeman. They did not actually walk into a bar together. Most likely they have never met. But they are soul-mates. Chas and Eimear have … Continue reading

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