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Oh little town of Bethlehem

“In the weeks leading up to Christmas Day, Bethlehem was no doubt spoken of from every church pulpit the world over as people commemorated its significance in our salvation story. However, was Bethlehem only talked about in historical terms as it relates to the Biblical narrative or was there consideration given to the life infants are born into in current day Bethlehem?” asks PIEN’S Nell Potter in this season of Christmastide

News

World Week for Peace highlights creative solidarity, common fragility

Under the theme ‘Creative Solidarity in Common Fragility’, people of faith all over the world are encouraged to demonstrate the power of prayer during the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, held annually between 13 and 21 September, and includes the International Day of Peace on 21 September. Download the brochure resource, which includes a Bible reflection and prayers, action and advocacy suggestions and communication guidelines

Reflections

Journeying and pilgrimage

The Rev’d Dr Ray Barraclough explores the Christian traditions of ‘journeying’ and ‘pilgrimage’, with a particular focus on the continuing trauma experienced by both Jews in Israel and Palestinians in ‘the Occupied Territories’