Tag: Middle East

  • feat-jerusalem-youth-chorus-800

    “Jerusalem is a place historically if there is something different about us, let’s fight about it. That’s basically the vibe. And so we and the chorus are trying to create an alternate reality,” says conductor Micah Hendler. He founded the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, an ensemble of Israeli and Palestinian high school singers. More

    October 2, 2015 | Comments

  • feat-rising-christian-persecution-800

    “We have not seen these kinds of attacks on Christians all over the world in a long time,” according to Rev. Thomas Reese, SJ, a member of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. “We have to focus the attention of the world on the crisis that Christians face, and we need governments to recognize this is an issue they have to deal with.” More

    April 10, 2015 | Comments

  • Rabbi_David_Rosen-d2-FEAT

    “It’s not that religious leaders are in a position to take political initiatives. But they represent the identities of the people, and to ignore the possibilities of interreligious support is rather short-sighted.” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

  • Haris_Tarin_FEAT

    “Focus on the idea that everybody’s narrative and every human being is worth so much in the eyes of God. Regardless of your state, or regardless of your faith, you have essence of dignity as a human being.” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

  • Father-Alex_FEAT

    The Holy Land meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew should “reaffirm our commitment to the dialogue of love, to the dialogue of truth, and to a sense of unity moving toward a sense of communion.” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

  • Mitri-Raheb-FEAT

    “Pope John Paul II played a very important role in ending the Soviet era in Poland. I would like to see this pope saying, ‘The Holy Land did not experience peace for the last 3,000 years. Isn’t it overdue?'” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

  • feat-jordan-holy-land-800

    “We are the ones who inherited this birthplace of Christianity. I think we are agents to carry this as witnesses to the whole world,” says Father Nabil Haddad, a priest in the ancient Melkite Catholic Church who lives in Amman. More

    February 14, 2014 | Comments

  • feat-syria-conflict-800-2

    “It is only the threat of force that has brought the Syrians to this point, a point that they’ve resisted for decades,” says Brookings Institution senior fellow William Galston. “So it is unrealistic to forswear the use of force unless and until an agreement can be reached.” More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

  • interfaith-village-800

    “I’d like people to know that there are a lot of people in this country who are into dialogue, education, getting to know one another, trying to, trying to live together,” says Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Jerusalem. More

    August 2, 2013 | Comments

  • gibran-featured-1

    The best-selling poet “helped present an appealing mystical idea of the wisdom of the East. He was someone who helped humanize and popularize Eastern thought,” says literary critic Liesl Schillinger. More

    July 12, 2013 | Comments

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