Reconciliation in the Middle East – A Christian View

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VIDEO: About to give up on reconciliation in Israel-Palestine? Don’t. Watch this interview with Salim Munayer. – [CMS]

Are you thirsty for a different kind of voice in the maelstrom of voices over Israel-Palestine? How can we look with clear eyes at the conflict? Is there a hopeful path to follow? Has anyone got anything to say that is not ultimately one-sided? Salim Munayer does.

Dr Salim Munayer is director of Musalaha reconciliation ministry in Israel-Palestine and a trustee of the Church Mission Society. He co-authored Through My Enemy’s Eyes, with Lisa Loden.

Here, he discusses the ABC of reconciliation, what might be a Christlike response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and challenges the Church in the West about its apathy and seeming lack of desire to speak up for Christians in the Middle East.

Salim also sheds light on the competing historical narratives and theological frameworks, and the implication of the church in the conflict.

Salim talked to Jeremy Woodham at the CMS offices in Oxford on 11 August 2014.

26 August 2014 | Vimeo | Open media


The ACNS (Anglican Communion News Service) offers this most enlightening video interview on the complications of any attempt at reconciliation  – first in the middle-East, and then in relation to Christians everywhere. How best do we approach the Christ-given task of reconciliation? This video, is a profound viewpoint of someone deeply involved in the situation.

Father Ron Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand

About kiwianglo

Retired Anglican priest, living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardent supporter of LGBT Community, and blogger on 'Thinking Anglicans UK' site. Theology: liberal, Anglo-Catholic & traditional. regarding each person as a unique expression of Christ, and therefore lovable.
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