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UCC Denomination No Friend of Israel

At the United Church of Christ (UCC) General Synod in Cleveland, Rev. Mitri Raheb (pictured here), a Palestinian Christian and pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, called the UCC's resolution to divest from Israel "a strong signal that [Palestinians] are not alone, and that there are churches who still dare to speak truth to power and stand with the oppressed.” Credit: United Church of Christ/Flickr.

Declining United Church of Christ’s Israel divestment might not pack any punch The United Church of Christ (UCC) last week became the latest mainline Protestant denomination to approve a resolution calling for ...

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3,000 Mile Ride2Freedom to Stop in KC

falun gong ride to freedom

A group of 30 youths from 13 countries on five continents will stop in Kansas City on their 3,300-mile bicycle journey across the United States. Their mission: to call attention to plight ...

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Iraqi Christians Face Deadline to Convert

A Iraqi Christian refugee sweeping the concrete floor of the unfinished building where she now lives.
Ankawa; August 20 2014

‘One week’ deadlines for Iraqi Christians to convert or ‘face the sword’ By World Watch Monitor   An Iraqi Christian Mikha Qasha, fleeing from Qaraqosh, has given a personal account of members ...

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Condition Worsens for American Missionary with Ebola


CHARLOTTE, N.C. |Christian News Service| — The condition of Nancy Writebol, a missionary who recently contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, has worsened, according to SIM (www.simusa.org), the Christian missions organization with ...

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Can Pope Francis Make a Difference for Peace?

Pope Francis prays at the security wall that protects Jerusalem from terrorists entering from the West Bank.

Making sense of Pope Francis’s whirlwind Mideast trip By Alex Traiman/JNS.org After two intense days of religious ceremonies in Bethlehem and Jerusalem, meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials, unscheduled photo opportunities, and ...

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