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ETS President calls for balance on Palestinian - Israeli conflict

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rev. David Greenhaw has really put himself out there with an excellent article in The Forward about his "fellow liberal Christians" and the need for balance on the Palestinian - Israeli conflict:

A Web site affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) recently declared that “The Jewish community in the Diaspora must get a life.” It was wrong, and it was insulting, but I am more concerned about what lies behind the statement. There is a mindset even more wrong, and it is sadly growing among my fellow liberal
Christians.
This is a courageous commentary from Greenshaw who is president of Eden Theological Seminary and a United Church of Christ ordained minister. More from Greenshaw:

But passions can run dangerously hot, and I fear this is going on with many liberal Christians. Eager to come to life about the plight of Palestinians, which is a good thing, some among us have let our passion and compassion shift away from the plight of Israelis. We have let our long delayed solidarity with Jews start to slide away. And this is wrong.

Six decades ago some liberal Christians — way, way too few — directed their passion against the Nazi genocide and tried to stop the evil. In recent generations more and more liberal Christians have tried to come clean about the way our own religious life and practices have allowed abhorrent anti-Jewish beliefs and practices to persist. Liberal Christians have been coming to life about more just, more repentant, more life-affirming ways to be in community with Jews.
The current leadership of the UCC would do well to act on Greenshaw's call for balance.
posted by UCCtruths, Wednesday, February 13, 2008

1 Comments:

I think his name is Greenhaw as in the first line. You have it as Greenshaw below that.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 3:15 PM  

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