A Conversation About Jesus at the Islamic Center of Reseda

by Kevin Grable So, what do Muslims believe about Jesus? That was one question on the minds of representatives of the Valley Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Reseda, CA, on a recent evening at a local mosque. As part of our ongoing relationship, the Islamic Center of Reseda invited the Valley Vineyard to share a common […]

Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

On Saturday a gunman with anti-Semitic views opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 and wounding 4. In disturbing irony, this happened on the very same day the world observes International Religious Freedom Day. Today we stand in solidarity with this community and mourn their losses with them. We reject […]

The Uyghurs of China

by David Vidmar If you’ve kept up with recent world news, you may have heard what’s happening to the Uyghur people in China. Most ethnic Uyghurs identify as Muslim, and over one million of them are currently detained in Chinese prison camps just north of Tibet with the stated purpose of “preventing terrorism.” These prison camps resemble […]

An African-American, Caucasian, and Palestinian go to a Checkpoint…

by Andy Larsen A Peace Catalyst peacemaker for several years, Andy Larsen now uses photography and his experience in the Holy Land to lead peacemaking trips to the region. Find more from Andy at worldlyholiness.com. This spring, my wife and I spent 12 weeks in Israel/Palestine seeking to listen, learn, and help advocate for a just […]

How To Do Jesus-Centered Peace Building

by Bryan Carey Jesus-centered peace building work requires an internal disposition and some simple practical steps. Internally, peace building requires the mindset to first seek to understand others, rather than seeking to be understood (James 1:19), as well as theological humility, which allows us to admit the limitations of our knowledge and understanding. When we […]