The fate of some 120,000 displaced Iraqi Christians is being held hostage by uncertainty.
Presbyterians at their General Assembly passed several resolutions aimed to pressure Israel to leave territories it has occupied since its 1967 war with neighboring states.
United Methodists, voting at their General Conference, have called on their church's mission agency to withdraw from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
NCR Today: The matter in which National Public Radio edited a recent "All Things Considered" segment arouses concern.
NCR Today: Addressing the root cause of the conflict in Israeli-occupied Palestinian land is the only way to break the cycle of violence.
NCR Today: There used to be lines between criticism of Israel's policies and full-blown anti-Semitism. Those lines have blurred and in some cases, disappeared.
Proposals for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict focus on the "big-ticket" issues: Palestinian sovereignty, sharing Jerusalem, and the "right of return" for displaced Palestinians. Analysts and pundits pay less attention to the everyday troubles suffered by both sides. For Palestinians, this means the Israeli settlements and checkpoints that have divided families and paralyzed Palestinian economic growth. For Israelis, it is the specter of violence and the fear under which many of its citizens live.
Last week, NCR gave Michael Sean Winters two lengthy blog posts to respond to the weekly posts we write. It is not our normal practice to respond to the many comments that typically follow what we write.
A flurry of international actions favoring Palestinian statehood came within the last few weeks of 2014.
British-Hungarian journalist Arthur Koestler described the controversial 1917 Balfour Declaration, which favored the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, as "one nation promising another nation the land of a third nation." Three years short of a century after the declaration, Britain is on the verge of coming full circle. On Oct.