President Donald Trump on Monday reversed decades of U.S. policy, signing an executive order recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a plateau east of the Sea of Galilee known in Bible times as the region of Bashan.
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Leaders of the African-American Baptist group denounced use of the Bible to justify oppression in the Holy Land in a statement issued as the United States moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
Southern Baptist megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress prayed for the peace of Jerusalem at the May 14 relocation of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv, while violence raged 40 miles away.
We’re going to have to do more, to move past talking (even preaching!) and into the messy and painful work of deep conversation held together by real relationship. In fact, it’s increasingly my conviction that this may be the heart of the faith community’s work in this moment: building authentic relationships upon which these difficult conversations can rest.
The United States is withholding more than half of its planned funding of a United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, renewing debate over the Trump administration’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The year 2017 may not have been the biggest ever for religion news in the U.S. or the world, but it has to be close.
A Southern Baptist megachurch pastor says President Donald Trump was right to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because the Bible tells him so.
There is an axiom among those who study world religions: In exploring other faiths, we see our own with fresh eyes. I recently returned from a pilgrimage to Israel. In a very real way, my trip enabled me to see…