Charlottesville Challenges Christians: Don’t Be Afraid, Get Out of the Boat


(Preacher’s note:   this sermon was written for the congregation of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Burlington, NC, in response to […]

Continue reading...

Is America Committed to Peace? Enough to Create a Department of Peace?


  “There will be no breakthrough in the peace process if there is no American commitment to support a solution […]

Continue reading...

Remember to Pray for Gaza


  Because no bombs are falling, most of us assume that there is some kind of peace in Gaza; that […]

Continue reading...

Remember Yemen


If you are a praying person: Remember Yemen. Recent reports from several news sources tell us that in Yemen, the […]

Continue reading...

A U.S. Department of Peace Is Needed Now in Mosul


  ISIS, driven out of Mosul, leaves behind a city in ruins and a society shattered by distrust This is […]

Continue reading...

A Personal Letter


  This is a very personal letter to those of you who followed my blog last year. Some of you […]

Continue reading...

The Giant Dwarf Tree of Lebanon, Our Amazing Ramona Sfeir


This Middle East story is one I have wanted to bring to my readers for a long time. Ramona Sfeir […]

Continue reading...

Three Reasons Why We Need a Department of Peace Right Now


Three Reasons. . . Four Thousand Middle Eastern Women Recently a group of 20 Israeli women set off from northern […]

Continue reading...

The Only Friend I Have in Mosul, A Middle Eastern Story


A long time ago we knew a young Iraqi whom I remembered today while reading the news. His name was […]

Continue reading...

An Urgent Message About Syria, From Those Who Know Aleppo


  The truth about what is happening in Syria is complicated, full of contradictions and hard to know. The truth […]

Continue reading...