Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Middle East Peace Trip

Here’s a way to turn a negative into a positive. I received an email message from Sojourners, the liberal Christian activist group, indicating that “religious right” organizations have been inundating the White House with mail opposing President Bush’s upcoming trip to the Middle East. Apparently these groups oppose any “two-state” peace settlement that includes negations with the Palestinians.

Sojourners asks that those who identify themselves as Christians write to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to express their support for peace in the Middle East, and to emphasize that most Christians do NOT oppose a peace settlement in the region. Since pray for peace in the Middle East was my Christmas Day blog post, I’m participating in Sojourners email campaign, even though this will be the first time I have sent anything supportive to this particular White House. (Still wrapping my head around that one.)

Today’ mitzvah: Consider joining Sojourners’ email campaign to tell Condoleezza Rice that most Christians do support a two-state solution in the Middle East. If this action isn’t right for you, this also would be an excellent time to pray for peace in the Middle East via an email prayer request in the Western Wall.

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