PACIFISM vs. PASSIVISM





“I was deeply impressed with the grace of the Palestinian people, refusing to resort to violence; waiting for God to intervene and end this occupation. ‘How long, O Lord?,’ they ask like the Psalmist did before them. But their pacifism is not passivism, as they proactively work for peace and justice. And Christians in the West have largely ignored their plight.”


– Philip Church, commenting on a recent visit to the West Bank





To learn more about the persecution of Palestinian Christians and others in the West Bank and Gaza, read:

http://blog.sojo.net/2010/05/19/christian-zionism-theology-that-legitimates-oppression/

http://blog.sojo.net/2010/04/26/dialogue-at-the-demonstration-risking-conversation-with-the-face-of-occupation/

http://www.humanitarianchronicle.com/2010/03/some-reflections-on-a-visit-to-palestine-by-philip-church/

http://blog.sojo.net/2010/03/26/finding-watchtowers-and-blindspots-in-bethlehem/






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