Using Faith to Transcend Religious Conflict

The brutal massacre carried out this week in a Jerusalem synagogue is the most recent event threatening to take the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict into the dangerous land of religious war.  For more than a century Jews and Arabs have fought over the same small piece of territory by largely making historic and nationalistic claims, not religious ones. 

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Friends of the Earth – Middle East Conference Inspires Action on the Lower Jordan River

Todd Deatherage joined a multi-faith, multi-national gathering of peacemakers committed to revitalizing the Lower Jordan River, a crucial element of water security in the Middle East. Friends of the Earth – Middle East (FOEME) is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists to promote cooperative efforts to protect and renew their shared environmental heritage,

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Telos and the Institute for Global Engagement co-host “Women & Human Rights in Israel-Palestine”

From 6-7 November, the Telos Group and IGE’s Center for Women of Faith & Leadership convened a diverse group of 30 women from Israel, Palestine, and the US to explore the unique opportunities and challenges faced by women engaging in peacebuilding, social justice, and human rights in the Holy Land. In this intimate setting, participants shared with one another not only their leadership expertise,

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