Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Back in Bethlehem, more colour is evident as our host Rev.Dr Mi*tri R@heb talks about the work of the Lutheran Church.

He tells us that the last thing that Palestine needs is more politicians, more religion, more tales of the victim; instead he talks of small steps, positive increments a small politics with a little p.

It’s inspirational, it’s people sized, people-centric and it’s the closest to hope I’ve seen all this while.

It’s easy in this land to start feeling very negatively about religion and the role it undoubtedly plays in the problems. But something in what Mi*tri says gives hope even in this, as he talks of a faith that speaks about the giving up of power, of strength in weakness.

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