Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem stand guard on May 10, 2018, as Palestinians demonstrate ahead of Israeli Independence Day. (CNS photo/Mussa Qawasma, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michel Sabbah
In the 53rd year of Israel’s military occupation of Palestine, Patriarch Emeritus Michel Sabbah asks Christians worldwide to join a nonviolent resistance movement shaped by the “logic of love.”
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FaithShort Take
Damian Costello
A tree that is forever green and points to heaven can stand for Christ.
FaithShort Take
Peter Dziedzic
Two symbolic sites, the Hagia Sophia and the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, could serve as models for international and interreligious cooperation, writes Peter Dziedzic.
An employee at the Mississippi Capitol raises and lowers a commemorative state flag June 30, 2020, a flag that is purchased by people from all around the world. Hours later, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill into law to replace the current state flag, which includes the Confederate emblem. (CNS photo/Suzi Altman, Reuters)
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Richard Szczepanowski - Catholic News Service
During an online discussion on faith and racism sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., said "if we do not know each other...we make it possible for hatred to grow."
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Peter and Paul, Pope Francis noted, provide valuable role models to encourage us toward unity and prophecy.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Following the apostolic visitation of a northern Italian ecumenical monastery, the Vatican has ordered the founder and former prior, Enzo Bianchi, to leave it so as to "clarify" the leadership of the community.