Archive: February 18, 2007 - February 24, 2007
Since my faith community has been a great offender in the Holocaust, one reason I embrace Israel is to contribute to a kind of repentance.
By William Tully | February 24, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (41)
There is a widespread belief in Jewish “superiority” even in morality, which results in holding the Jewish state to standards not expected of any other nation
By Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz | February 24, 2007; 8:18 AM ET | Comments (60)
Tactics that the Israeli government has used in their conflict with the Palestinians have nothing to do with being Jewish or with the fact that Israel is a Jewish nation.
By Pamela K. Taylor | February 24, 2007; 7:25 AM ET | Comments (225)
The highest form of patriotism is to be able to call your own government to account when it is clearly in error.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | February 24, 2007; 7:05 AM ET | Comments (25)
The State and the Church, human life and all human institutions must stand under the judgment of the God of Life, Love and Being.
By John Shelby Spong | February 23, 2007; 2:19 PM ET | Comments (4)
Leaders and the led have a right to criticize any government if their policies are believed to be anti-human and destructive.
By Sulayman Nyang | February 23, 2007; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (7)
Those of us who criticize Israeli policies have to be careful not to encourage anti-Semitic attitudes, especially those of us who worship the God who forged a special -- and eternal -- bond with the Jewish people.
By Richard Mouw | February 23, 2007; 8:39 AM ET | Comments (5)
Would abandonment of status as “Jewish” represent a “good thing” for Israel?
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | February 22, 2007; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (50)
To say that some people are prejudiced, so nobody can say a country or its leaders are going the wrong way, is to collapse all moral discourse into a stinking postmodern heap.
By Nicholas T. Wright | February 22, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (18)
It is certainly possible to be critical of Israel and not be anti-Semitic. But it may not be possible to be critical of Israel and not be accused of anti-Semitism.
By John Dominic Crossan | February 22, 2007; 9:09 AM ET | Comments (8)
As a UK observer, and a Jew I often feel American Jews are too quick to cry 'anti-Semitism.'
By Julia Neuberger | February 22, 2007; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (25)
The words of responsible critics may be hard to hear but they deserve our respect.
By James Anderson | February 21, 2007; 5:48 PM ET | Comments (4)
If critics believe Israel is an illegitimate occupier of someone else’s land, then that criticism is anything but constructive and is often based in a hatred of Jews.
By Cal Thomas | February 21, 2007; 9:12 AM ET | Comments (32)
Right-wing Jews promulgate the idea that liberal Jews, Jews who raise any questions about Israeli policies, are bad Jews.
By Susan Jacoby | February 21, 2007; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (87)
I do not refrain from critique of Israel the nation-state when I disagree with its policies, but I try not to engage in such critique in an historical vacuum.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | February 21, 2007; 7:22 AM ET | Comments (66)
Israel deserves loving criticism and those who deliver it are by no means anti-Semitic if there is substance in the critique and civility in the style.
By William J. Byron | February 20, 2007; 5:05 PM ET | Comments (796)
I encountered far too many young whose faith lives were thrown into crisis or shattered with a single “sexual misstep,” sometimes even just a kiss.
By Donna Freitas | February 20, 2007; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (94)
Catholicism and most Protestant denominations used to be rather crabby about sex but today even Vatican experts say married couples should enjoy conjugal relations.
By Martin Marty | February 20, 2007; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (24)
True friends of Israel will not support her in policies that sow hatred and reap retribution. Real allies of the Jewish people will listen to and amplify the voices of all those who cry out for justice.
By Starhawk | February 20, 2007; 2:18 AM ET | Comments (115)
Christianity teaches that sex is a gift to be celebrated and received as God intended.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | February 19, 2007; 8:29 AM ET | Comments (149)
If you spend your life “doin’ what comes naturally” you never do anything supernatural.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | February 18, 2007; 1:54 PM ET | Comments (52)
Sexuality allows us to share and connect with one another, and therein lies its holiness.
By Starhawk | February 18, 2007; 12:47 PM ET | Comments (869)
The Scriptures teach that a union of man and woman is comparable to the union of Christ and His Church.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | February 18, 2007; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (48)