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Hungry for Peace in the Middle East

I learned three lessons while fasting and praying for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: lament, repent, and reorient.

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Why I Don’t Pray for Peace in the Middle East

I have good reasons not to pray for Israel/Palestine. But I don’t have any excuse.

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Philip Jenkins: Was the Great War a Holy War?

During the First World War, overwhelmingly Christian nations claimed ten million lives in the name of God.

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The Pope and the President: What to Look for in the Obama-Francis Summit

Reporter David Gibson offers initial ideas on how President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis could play out.

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Salafis try their hand at religious politics

Since the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Salafism has been struggling to maintain its image as a sacred ideology.

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Roma Downey: Christians in Middle East want U.S. to find diplomatic solutions in Syria

Arab Christian leaders in Syria believe any military intervention by the United States will have a detrimental effect on the situation in the Middle East.

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Moses, the Mountain and Me

While there is ample room to get lost in the deserts of Egypt, there is no place to hide. The fragility of life, and the inevitability of death are the constant backdrop.