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Is Criticism Of Israel Antisimitic?

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Is Criticism of Israel Antisemitic? by John Kleinheksel   Remember when KWM hosted Robert Cohen, our Jewish colleague from the U.K? It was several years ago when he presented at Third Reformed Church in Holland and at a church in Kalamazoo. He loves his fellow Jews, Judaism but disapproves of Zionism, if you recall. He […]

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A Review of Richard Forer’s Book: WAKE UP!

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A Review of Richard Forer’s Book: WAKE UP! By John Kleinheksel   I have known Richard Forer for a number of years. We finally met in person at a conference in Estes Park, CO, a number of years ago, where conferees were discussing the Israeli/Palestinian stand-off. His first book, Breakthrough: Transforming Fear into Compassion, details […]

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We Are All Made In God’s Image

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We Are All Made In God’s Image September 1, 2020 By William J. Barber II The Palestinian experience is one we can relate to through our own moral and spiritual experience. We have to address the displacement of native people wherever they are. Truth and justice cannot be found in narrow tribalism, within the lies […]

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Palestinian Clergy: Annexation Could Be The Final Straw For A Viable Christian Presence In Palestine

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Today, we are sharing a Mondoweiss opinion piece about the effects of annexation on a continuing historic Christian presence in Palestine. Palestinian Clergy: Annexation Could Be The Final Straw For A Viable Christian Presence In Palestine

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Defense of Children – International / No Way To Treat A Child Webinar with Shaina Lowe

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This 60-minute webinar originally aired on Wednesday, August 5 at 1:30 Eastern time. It explores the treatment of Palestinian children detained by the Israel Defense Forces without charge or trial.

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Exploring Opposition to “Christian Zionism”

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The United Methodist’s Kairos Response Team A Report on the August 12, 2020 Webinar Exploring Opposition to “Christian Zionism” To the Kairos West Michigan community By John Kleinheksel   It’s important that our Kairos West Michigan community get news of sister organizations waging the same battle for hearts and minds that we are. Dr. Stephen […]

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More Than 100 Progressive Groups Push Biden To Support Palestinian Rights

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Written by Mitchell Plitnick A diverse array of over 100 groups that support Palestinian rights announced today that they had sent a letter to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, urging him to adopt policies toward Israel and the Palestinians “based on the principles of equality and justice for all.” The letter, which was initiated by the activist group […]

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Solidarity With The Black Lives Matter Movement

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We, the Board of Kairos West Michigan, support the Black Lives Matter movement as it relates to the globally broader issue of justice for all people of color around the world. Centuries of slavery and racial inequality have resulted in individual and systemic injustice throughout our country and the world. As we continue our efforts to […]

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No Way To Treat A Child Webinar

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Please join Brad Parker for a webinar on June 30 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT. He will share updates on the situation of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons and provide an overview of the Israeli military law framework, including how it relates to the annexation of the West Bank. He will highlight […]

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Tell Congress: No to Annexation, and No To Continued Occupation

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Tell Congress: No to annexation, and no to continued occupation BY MIDDLE EAST & EUROPE – GLOBAL MINISTRIES ON JUNE 15, 2020 (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, GLOBAL MINISTRIES DEPARTMENT) As anti-racism protests have swept across the United States following the horrific police killing of George Floyd on May 25, Palestinians have joined the thousands around the world […]

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