“PITY THE NATION” a Poem by Lawrence Ferlingetti Pity the nation whose people are sheepAnd whose shepherds mislead them Pity the nation whose leaders are liarsWhose sages are silencedAnd whose bigots haunt the airwaves Pity the nation that raises not its voiceExcept to praise conquerorsAnd acclaim the bully as heroAnd aims to rule the worldBy... Continue Reading →

Realities not prejudices

Proportionality and Restored Dignity vs. Hatred and Degradation Second, God judges ‘each one according to his ways’, which means that justice is proportionate. A firing squad is not appropriate for cheating on one tax return or even on several. Amputating limbs is not appropriate for stealing a loaf of bread or even several. Excommunication is not appropriate for... Continue Reading →

Sabeel-Kairos 2019 Conference – a celebration of Palestinian culture, solidarity and action

Below are the details for the upcoming Sabeel-Kairos Conference which I commend to you, and published here with permission: Sabeel- Kairos Annual Conference: Faith in Action 2019 Our annual conference will be held at 10am-4:30pm on Saturday 29th June at Carr’s Lane Church in Birmingham. £30 including a buffet Lunch Book and Pay Online Here.  Book and Pay by Post, download... Continue Reading →

Praying for Palestinian Justice

The Wave of Prayer ministry enables local and international friends of Sabeel to pray over regional concerns on a weekly basis. Sent to Sabeel’s network of supporters, the prayer is used in services around the world and during Sabeel’s Thursday Communion service; as each community in its respective time zone lifts these concerns in prayer... Continue Reading →

Clown Europe

Call them what you want, Asylum seeker, migrant, refugee; But see, a face that looks like me. * Watch them flee from land and sea, Shining out from our latest HD TV. Packed in boats and rafts; Longing for half a chance. * Despising even the rank air they breathe. No room to move or... Continue Reading →

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