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Karen Armstrong calls for inter-religious Charter of Compassion


Added by David Kreider on March 27, 2009 at 5:42am — No Comments

J Street poll shows encouraging shift in US Jewish opinion in support of Palestinian-Israeli peace and a two-state solution

Regardless of what some on the political right may say, when it comes to Israel, American Jews:

* Support President Obama's Middle East agenda,

* Want strong US leadership to bring about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and,

* Understand that difficult compromises will have to made by both sides in order to achieve lasting peace and security in the region.

Here are a few more interesting tidbits from the poll:

* American Jews… Continue

Added by David Kreider on March 24, 2009 at 3:14am — No Comments

Democracy Now interview with Noam Chomsky on Obama's speech about Gaza

AMY GOODMAN: President Obama, speaking at the State Department yesterday. A Hamas spokesperson told Al Jazeera television Obama’s position toward the Palestinians doesn’t represent a change. Osama Hamdan said, “I think this is an unfortunate start for President Obama in the region and the Middle East issue. And it looks like the next four years, if it continues with the same tone, will be a total failure.”

Well, for more on this, we are joined by Noam Chomsky, professor of… Continue

Added by David Kreider on March 15, 2009 at 1:57am — No Comments

To "Many Faiths, One Goal" - common spiritual and moral ground for peace and love

I am fascinated by the power in our human spirituality for peace as we recognize the common moral and spiritual ground that exists in our respective faith traditions and teachings. We are, as human beings, bound together by an innate "need" to understand the meaning of our existence. I believe this was by design of our "Creator." In this quest we are thrust together into discourse, and we are interdependent. Furthermore it orients us toward a common goal. Coming from a Christian peace… Continue

Added by David Kreider on March 13, 2009 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment

A Jewish voice against Israel's brutal attack on Gaza: Sir Gerald Kaufman, British Member of Parliament, Jan 15, 2009

"I was brought up as an orthodox Jew and a Zionist. On a shelf in our kitchen, there was a tin box for the Jewish National Fund, into which we put coins to help the pioneers building a Jewish presence in Palestine.

I first went to Israel in 1961 and I have been there since more times than I can count. I had family in Israel and have friends in Israel. One of them fought in the wars of 1956, 1967 and 1973 and was wounded in two of them. The tie clip that I am wearing is made from a… Continue

Added by David Kreider on March 13, 2009 at 5:06am — No Comments

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