When we encounter the stranger, a deepening exchange takes place. Through the metaphor of marriage and her own personal vows, an Episcopal priest calls for a return to unity and the remembrance of the shared history and values that bind Christians and Muslims together.
I came to Jerusalem as a journalist, not a pilgrim, and so I was completely surprised today, when, in the cacophony and kitschy merchandising of the Old City’s Via Dolorosa (“The Way of Sorrows”), my eye landed on a sign marking the second station on Jesus’ march to Calvary (“Jesus falls for the first time”) and felt a sob rising in my throat. Embarrassed, I touched Krista’s arm and told her I thought I might cry, trying to explain to her what the stations meant to me as a young girl.
Wondering if you're in a Jewish or Palestinian neighborhood in Jerusalem? Look at the sidewalks.
Only in Jerusalem: Korean Evangelical Christians singing hymns with overlapping calls to prayer while overlooking the Old City.
With news of the murder of five Israeli family members in their West Bank home, Yossi Klein Halevi opened his dinner speech on our second night in Jerusalem with a stark response to the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations. We captured audio of his response and wanted to share it with you.