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Jews and Presbyterians Working Best at the Grassroots

For some years now, the Jewish community has actively sought dialogue with members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) about Israel. While the national Church has traditionally been supportive of Israel, in recent decades, official policy has been marked more by increasingly strident and extreme criticism. Since 2004, Jews and Presbyterians have been meeting at local levels to learn from each

Religion as a Political Litmus Test? Flibbertigibbet!

By Evan Williams In nearly every cheesy political drama, there is a charismatic individual who, after much contemplation and, sometimes, a traumatic event, decides to run for office. When they do so, it seems like a team of public relations specialists appear from thin air, prodding said private-citizen-turned-public-figure with questions. The first is obvious: do you have any scandals, any

Combating Racism With Empathy

The lowest low was when I was in the Missouri History Museum and the Chief of Police from Charlack was there and he used the phrasing “rioting” versus “protesting” about the events of the first night when the gas station was set on fire and looted. And the audience, a lot of people in the audience, they lit him up.