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Homosexuality, the Old Testament and Today (Part 1)

I would like, in this and next week’s sermon, to speak about the highly fraught subject of homosexuality.  Necessarily, I will need to be selective and brief, because of the obvious time constraints, although I am somewhat helped by the … Continue reading

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The Death of John the Baptist (A sermon on Mark 6:14-29)

“When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.” And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you … Continue reading

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‘A dark fog has enveloped us’ by Paul Kaye

When a rocket killed his mother-in-law in Israel, actor Paul Kaye was appalled by the celebrations in Gaza. Six months on, he feels a different kind of despair. I had to hold my 17-year-old son down on the bed after … Continue reading

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Gaza’s Death Throes and nobody’s listening! by Sonja Karkar

Government after government in Israel continues to demand recognition and accolades as a first world democracy superior to all others, despite Israel’s flouting of international law, its human rights abuses and the criminality and corruption of Israeli leaders. Worse still, … Continue reading

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Sailing into Gaza by Huwaida Arraf

Huwaida Affaf was one of about 60 international human right activists who, in August 2008, symbollically broke the Israeli seige of Gaza by sailing their two boats – the SS Liberty and the SS Free Gaza – through the blockade … Continue reading

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Actors Change. Drama Continues Bishop Riah calls for action in Gaza

With the gap in the Gaza-Eyptian border having been closed, Professor Norman Finkelstein has called on ordinary Gazans to take up their picks and shovels and tear down the border between Gaza and Israel – an action that he says … Continue reading

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Blaming the Victim by Randa Abdel-Fattah

What follows is a transcript of a speech given by Randa Abdel-Fattah at Parliament House in Sydney, on the occassion of the 40th Anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. It is reprinted with the author’s permission. For forty years … Continue reading

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A Plea for Peace from a bereaved Palestinian father by Bassam Aramin

I will not seek vengeance. No, I will continue the work I have undertaken with my Israeli brothers. I will fight with all I have within me to see that Abir’s name, Abir’s blood, becomes the bridge that finally closes … Continue reading

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Let our Children Live by Nurit Peled-Elhanan

“Neither Judaism nor Islam nor any religion for that matter are the cause for murder and terror. Racist education is. American imperialism is, and Israeli ruthless regime of occupation is….The people who are destroying the world today are not Muslim. … Continue reading

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