Tri-Cities Workcamp

Amir Vera- The Progress-Index 30\7\2012PETERSBURG - Mary Ray has lived in the same house on Hurt Street for 65 years. It has aged a little, but thanks to the efforts of the Tri-Cities Workcamp, her home looks newer than it did. Ray's house was one of 23 homes receiving repairs during the 24th Tri-Cities Workcamp, held July 8-14 and 22-28. Youth from across Virginia, the nation, and even the world, came together for two weeks to not just work on houses, but to build relationships. "It's a people program. It's more putting people...التفاصيل

Dear Abu Mazen: End This Farce

Yossi Beilin نقلا عن\ FPTo: Mahmoud Abbas President, Palestinian Authority Muqata, Ramallah I admit that I never believed the moment would come when I would have to write these words. I am doing so because U.S. President Barack Obama has convinced you not to announce, at this point in time, the dismantling of the Palestinian Authority's institutions and the "return of the keys" of authority for the Palestinian territories to Israel. Because there have never been serious negotiations with the government of Prime Min...التفاصيل

Japanese Attitude for work

اقترحها للنشر القس جورج قبطي If one can do it, I can do it If none can do it, I must do it !! Arab version : Wallahi, if one can do it, let him do it. If none can do it, ya-akhi why should I do it !!...التفاصيل

An audience with Father Nairouz

Sue Beardon \ EAPPIWe found Father Ibrahim at St. Philips Church, right next to the mosque. Beside the Church is the school run by the church for both Christian and Moslem children. Whilst we settle into our conversation with him, a child is brought in, who sits on his knee and whispers in his ear. He explains that she has just come from America this week and speaks only English. He has to be enlisted to find out what she needs. Father Ibrahim is the minister for the Anglican churches in Nablus, the old church, he...التفاصيل

Palestinian Christians call for justice

Victor EAPPIThe Lion and the Lamb – Palestinian Christians call for justice I can see Al Quds (Jerusalem) from my office in Ramallah, but I cannot go there to worship Allah.” These are the words of Abdul Latif, a West Bank Palestinian Muslim. He, like most Palestinian men in the Occupied Territories, is not allowed to enter Jerusalem for prayer, simply because he is younger than 55. While Abdul Latif bemoans the fact that he cannot visit the third most holy place in the world for Muslims, Palestin...التفاصيل

Palestine 2011

Jeff HalperStruggling as I have for the past decades to grasp the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and find ways to get out of this interminable and absolutely superfluous conflict, I have been two-thirds successful. After many years of activism and analysis, I think I have put my finger on the first third of the equation: What is the problem? My answer, which has withstood the test of time and today is so evident that it elicits the response…“duh”…is that all Israeli governments are unwavering...التفاصيل

one-state solution

Wenche Brenden"The establishment of a two-state solution is not an effective solution" was Father Ibrahim's answer to our question of what will be the future of Palestine and Israel. Two team mates and I had made an appointment with the minister of the Anglican Church in Nablus to interview him about the general situation for Christians in Nablus and hopefully get some answers to why Christians are leaving Nablus in such big numbers. However, what was closest to his heart at that moment was to convey his o...التفاصيل

Christmas Memories by a Moslem Girl

Haifa ShawwaIt was always before Christmas that we got that thrill.We 'moslem' girls at the boarding section were always part of the joy, part of the glow that overtook everyone's hearts there and then. We were also part of the anual celebration that turned over all the despotic rules and dicipline , and deleted the conventional "hush hush" attitude of all the nuns, teachers and all those in charge of harnessing our wild spirits . It was only during Christmas celebrations that we were all within the ...التفاصيل

Christians Living in Jerusalem drops to only 2%

JIIS News On Christmas Eve, Number of Christians Living in Jerusalem drops to only 2% of total population Statistics released by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies indicate that only 15,400 Christians live today in the Holy City, divided into 13 different communities and other institutions. The JIIS calls on the Israeli government to adopt a more proactive approach towards the churches and Christian communities in the city. Jerusalem, Israel, Dec. 21, 2010 – On Christmas Eve, Christians acc...التفاصيل

Bridge Building

Martin ClayWhen we look at our world and observe how people relate to one another, in our view people seem to be becoming more and more narrow and individualistic in their world view. This causes both the individual and the group of people he identifies with, to become more self-centered in thinking and actions. As a result, this person is often less open to those outside his/her own reference group. He or she thus loses the enriching influence that others could have upon them, in terms of dialogue, co...التفاصيل

Imams fail to repeat triumph

by Ed Beavanالمباراة الودية التي جرت في برلين بين رجال الدين المسيحي ورجال الدين الاسلامي الالمان، وقد حضرها ايضا الامير تشارلز الذي حضر من بريطانيا خصيصا لحضور المباراة وتقديم كأس والميدليات. THE SPOILS were shared in an interfaith football match between clergy and imams in Berlin last week. The game, the fourth of its kind, was organised by the Anglican Chaplain of St George’s, Berlin, the Revd Christopher Jage-Bowler, and ended in a 0-0 draw. The result was none the less an improvement for the clerg...التفاصيل

This poem was nominated by UN as the best poem

Written by an African KidWhen I born, I black When I grow up, I black When I go in Sun, I black When I scared, I black When I sick, I black And when I die, I still black And you white fellow When you born, you pink When you grow up, you white When you go in sun, you red When you cold, you blue When you scared, you yellow When you sick, you green And when you die, you gray And you calling me colored ?????????????????????????...التفاصيل

Building Bridges

Fr. Ibrahim NairouzWhen we look to the world around us, when we observe the relationships between people, we see that over time people are becoming more individualistic and narrower in their world view. This causes the individual person, or the group of people he identifies himself with, to become more self-centered in thinking and actions As a result, this person is often less open to others outside his/her own reference group. S/he thus loses the enriching influence that others could have upon him/her, in term...التفاصيل
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