Biden Feeds The War Profiteers, not the Poor

Biden Feeds The War Profiteers, not the Poor

President Biden and much of Congress want to pass a $95 billion supplemental bill to back Ukraine and Israel in their wars. These wars will not bring peace, but only continued destruction. The winners are the U.S. weaponry manufacturers. “Masters of War,” as Bob Dylan titles one of his songs, going on to muse that even Jesus will not forgive them. Meanwhile, poverty continues to plague U.S. children. And what would $95 billion spent overseas for true peace do?See this article that shows that Guns are priority over Butter for Biden.

Israeli siege has placed Gazans at risk of starvation − prewar policies made them vulnerable in the first place

Israeli siege has placed Gazans at risk of starvation − prewar policies made them vulnerable in the first place

Violence is atat a gutter moral level when children are purposely starved to emancipation. Even before the brutal Hamas attack on October 7, the nutrition available for most Gaza residents was at a level just above starvation, as purposely planned by Israel which governs what food is imported into Gaza.It is painful for parents to hear their children clamor for food, see them stuff grass and inedible items into their mouths, and to see their listless faces as their bodies begin to shutdown for lack of nutrition. And because of the long-term effects of malnutrition, these children are already stunted… Read More

Empathizing with Both Israel and Palestinian Victims of Violence

Empathizing with Both Israel and Palestinian Victims of Violence

In 2005, 2006, 2008, I lived with Palestinians in the West Bank in the maelstrom of Jewish settler violence. I was a trained member of Christian Peacemaker Teams. We worked along with Jewish peace activists and their organizations. So I have empathy for Palestinians who suffer from violence and oppression. I also have empathy for Jews who also have suffered horrendous violent persecution, with hatred against them still prevalent. So many Jews see the state of Israel as a haven.See this insightful article by pastor Jonny Rashid that says what I feel.

Mothers Cry for Their War-torn Children

Mothers Cry for Their War-torn Children

The Christmas Story is not all Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus surrounded by awakened shepherds and knew-bowing Wisemen. The egotistical, sadistic King Herod ordered the slaughter of all young male children in Bethlehem. The Bible records that the mothers wailed in their weeping over their slain children. Is there any sight or sound more heart-rending than that of a mother whose child has died? Jesus escaped by miracle. But in much of the world, young children are being slaughtered, wounded, and psychologically traumatized by war. What is especially indicting for those of us in the United States is that the U.S.… Read More

My Heart Mourns: Israel and Palestine

My Heart Mourns: Israel and Palestine

I will write more on the conflicts in Palestine and Israel later. My heart aches.As one who believes that to follow Jesus is the way to justice, peace, and flourishing, albeit the pathway may be misunderstood and opposed, i cannot countenance retaliation, revenge, hatred.I recently signed a petition, “An Open Letter from Palestinian Christians to Western Church Leaders and Theologians.” Pray and act upon prayer.

How Israeli Settlers Force Palestinians Off Their Lands

How Israeli Settlers Force Palestinians Off Their Lands

Herding sheep into others’ fields, preventing access to water, blocking roads, killing animals and breaking into homes in the middle of the night – these and other tactics are part of the daily terror perpetrated by settlers in Palestinian villages. I witnessed these tactics when I lived with Palestinians in the southern Hebron Hills (Masafer Yatta) in 2005, 2006, 2008. It is even worse now since the extreme racist Isaeli government has taken power. This settler violence is a wicked distortion, betrayal and perversion of God’s biblical calling forth Jews to be an instrument of righteousness. Here are two articles… Read More