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Here, as often as possible, the church founder Rev. Joseph Ben-David or other church members will comment on relevant topics of the day. You are all welcome to join in on the conversation by emailing your thoughts and opinons to the email address shown below.  We look forward to hearing from you.  


I would like to share an article I came across recently. I think you all will find interesting, and I also hope it will spark debate.  We continuously read and hear news about the disturbing bloody conflicts in the Middle East between the Israelis and the Palestinians.  In this seemingly never ending conflict many innocent people are dying (mostly Palestinians).  

The article I am presenting below puts forward the possibility that Israelis and Palestinians are willing to (can) work together to find a solution for peace.  Sadly, these courageous people come together in their grief over lost friends and family members.  However, by coming together and through their organization, Combatants for Peace (CFP), there is a chance that there could be peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.  —That they can live together in peace!  

The road is difficult, but those working for peace can’t let the politicians and their agendas (on both sides) define the narrative of the future.  Those seeking peace must be allowed to be heard.

The Article is: Why We, Palestinians and Israelis, Insist on Mourning Our Dead Together


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This is my first blog.  I'll be publishing monthly, information about today's events, I find interesting and concerning.  This information, in some cases, are news articles or broadcasts from various news organizations.  Sometimes I’ll also be opining about events of the day.  Hopefully you will find what I am passing along or what I have to say interesting.  More importantly I hope this information will spark conversation and move us toward positive action. 

Here is my first article.  This is an article about immigration in the Nation magazine questioning the idea of borders.  I found it interesting because in my view, for years, I’ve thought of borders as artificial and this article talks to that.  Also it focuses on economics and nationalism.  In my view factors that keep us divided.  Let me know what you think.

The Article title is: What would an 'Open Borders' World Actually look like? 


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