“The Resistance”

  "Oppression greets us from all angles. Oppression wails from the soldiers radio and floats through tear gas clouds in the air. Oppression explodes with every sound bomb and sinks deeper into the heart of the mother who has lost her son. But resistance is nestled in the cracks in the wall, resistance flows from … Continue reading “The Resistance”

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A State of Denial: Candidates, Consequences and the Road to Peace

This article was originally published in the January 2012 edition of The Kenyon Observer In an interview with The Jewish Channel last month, Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich described the Palestinian people as “invented.” When questioned during a presidential debate a few days later, Gingrich continued to make misleading remarks, including “The word ‘Palestinian’ did … Continue reading A State of Denial: Candidates, Consequences and the Road to Peace

Democratization and the Will of the People

"I must confess, my friends, the road ahead will not always be smooth. There will be still rocky places of frustration and meandering points of bewilderment. There will be inevitable setbacks here and there. There will be those moments when the buoyancy of hope will be transformed into the fatigue of despair. Our dreams will sometimes … Continue reading Democratization and the Will of the People

khalas.

"Mubarak loyalists" my ass... If Hosni actually wanted to "defend Egypt's safety and stability and its people's wishes" he would be on a plane. Sending out hired thugs to "counter-protest" and incite violence does not reflect the wishes of Egyptians, it reflects and mirrors the last 30 years of your reign. Ya Mubarak, don't plant … Continue reading khalas.

Belated Christmas Commentary

Truly He taught us to love one another His Law is love and His Gospel is peace Chains shall he break for the slave is our brother And in His name all oppression shall cease I enjoyed Father John Dear's Christmas message of the potential for peace within Jesus' birth and His Message for the … Continue reading Belated Christmas Commentary

From the Bottom Up

"University of Michigan students walked out of a speech by an IDF soldier in a potent silent protest Wednesday. No news coverage: how many more unheralded actions unfold daily?" -Abby Zimet When I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Saree Makdisi a few weeks ago, we discussed the need for grassroots efforts to actually bring … Continue reading From the Bottom Up

we didn’t start the fire

"... we are seeing forces that cannot ultimately be stopped by anyone - until they have wrought the hideous consequences so many zealots on all sides desire." Andrew Sullivan discussing the current political and emotional climate. My heart aches... I seriously pray he is wrong. As I have grown and sought my education and broadened … Continue reading we didn’t start the fire