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Preaching after Nakba Day

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the Catastrophe, when Israel occupied Palestine in 1948 displacing at least 750,000 Palestinians from their homes. Yesterday also marks the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the deadliest day in Gaza since the War on Gaza in 2014.

Where Is Resurrection This Week?

In this fifth week of Easter, I am reminded that resurrection--and hope--does not always come easy. From the lectionary texts for this Sunday to the current events of the last week, there are signs of resurrection and hope yet we must look into the despair and death in the world to find them sprouting up.

What's NEXT? - This is a crucial moment for people of faith to take action to prevent gun violence

The NEXT Church Conference in Baltimore was three days full of creative worship, inspiring ministries, and faithful people who want to see the Church thrive and grow into who we are called to be in the 21st Century.

Members of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Activist Council were there leading workshops, learning, meeting other engaged Presbyterians, and talking about how PPF is actively living out the Church’s call to be hopeful and creative peacemakers in an often-violent world.

Walking to Pray for Creation this Lent

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

When I heard those words yesterday, they reminded me not only of the finitude of my own life, but also of the fragility of all life and Creation—of the fragility and interconnectedness. It’s not something we usually take time to pause and ponder in our culture: each of us will die and return to the Earth and the Creator from which we come.

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