As a Christian in Palestine

photo by Palden Jenkins
When I first went to Bethlehem, I couldn't believe it was a Palestinian city. Before then, it didn't exist for me in the modern world, the world of politics and conflict. I certainly couldn't imagine that it was being surrounded by walls and settlements, cut off from Jerusalem just 8 kilometers away, and robbed of its land, dignity and resources. How could the international Christian community read and sing about these places so often, and not know? or care? or act?

I've collected my stories, pictures and videos from my time with my congregation in Jerusalem, as well as links to Palestinian Christian organizations, and American Christians organizations that are active for peace and justice in Palestine.

Other Resources:
The Stones Cry Out (trailer) 
With God on Our Side (trailer)
Christian Leaders Letter to Congress: End Unconditional Military Aid to Israel
60 Minutes: Christians of the Holy Land